You Can be a FiddleStar

I post things about fiddling. And how we can all be better at it.

<p>Campers’ cars, bordered by feline security. #busterkeaton #blackandwhitecat #nashvillemandolincamp  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Campers’ cars, bordered by feline security. #busterkeaton #blackandwhitecat #nashvillemandolincamp (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 94 weeks ago
<p>Much appreciated boys, much appreciated. #tuning #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #sharongilchristclassbeginsnow (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Much appreciated boys, much appreciated. #tuning #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #sharongilchristclassbeginsnow (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 94 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #falledition #thursdaynightjam  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

And so it begins… #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #falledition #thursdaynightjam (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 94 weeks ago

I don’t care which baseball team you follow, you can’t deny the history, the genius, the voice that is Vin Scully. Good on ESPN for broadcasting the 4th with Vin’s commentary instead of the regular TV announcers. Baseball - still showing respect for its elders. #vinscully #gogiants #beatla #hejusttoldahunterpenceseinfeldstory (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 94 weeks ago
<p>Oh boy - this one’s gonna be a doozy. If you attend camp, you’ll get one of these posters. Reason enough. Stiernberg, Solivan, Campbell, and Benedict are just bonuses. Registration opens October 1. That’s right around the corner… #shroomtuners #mandolin #mandolincamp #nashvillemandolincamp #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Oh boy - this one’s gonna be a doozy. If you attend camp, you’ll get one of these posters. Reason enough. Stiernberg, Solivan, Campbell, and Benedict are just bonuses. Registration opens October 1. That’s right around the corner… #shroomtuners #mandolin #mandolincamp #nashvillemandolincamp #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 94 weeks ago
<p>We’re back. Reserve a spot by emailing sv.houseconcerts@gmail.com and come give us a hug. #insideout #houseconcert #thatdayisasunday @clawhammerist  (at Mountain View, California)</p>

We’re back. Reserve a spot by emailing sv.houseconcerts@gmail.com and come give us a hug. #insideout #houseconcert #thatdayisasunday @clawhammerist (at Mountain View, California)

Posted 95 weeks ago

I threw down the challenge to @tylerandal and he responded beautifully with a #banjo interpretation so I thought I better get to work! Here’s my version of the lovely @natalieraedilla tune Bee in the Veil. Ignore what I said at the beginning - it ain’t “old” at all. I think she wrote it last week. But it’s great nonetheless- I say learn it and post your own video. Join in the fun! #fiddle #oldtime #newoldtime #learnanewtune (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>Sunday morning camp prep with my helper. I love this time - CBS Sunday Morning on in the background, thinking about all the fun people we’ll be welcoming in a few days. #nametags #checks #spreadsheets #nashvillemandolincamp #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #mandolin  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Sunday morning camp prep with my helper. I love this time - CBS Sunday Morning on in the background, thinking about all the fun people we’ll be welcoming in a few days. #nametags #checks #spreadsheets #nashvillemandolincamp #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #mandolin (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>NBD just my husband in a guitar catalog surrounded by a bunch of musicians who I think are super kickass which makes him super kickass which I already knew but it’s always nice when other people see what you see. Also, these are fabulous guitars. #kickasshusband #thompsonguitars #nashville #myhusbandisinaguitarcatalog (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

NBD just my husband in a guitar catalog surrounded by a bunch of musicians who I think are super kickass which makes him super kickass which I already knew but it’s always nice when other people see what you see. Also, these are fabulous guitars. #kickasshusband #thompsonguitars #nashville #myhusbandisinaguitarcatalog (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 95 weeks ago

Swung by @theviolinshop today to see @cleliahart but found out she was off site repping the shop at a Suzuki event on the west side so I thought, why not head over there and see if she needed any company? Well she did, and we chatted a bunch and caught up on life and things and then we decided to wander around and try to find the room where the final recital was being held and lo and behold there they were and it was just the most magical thing. We were both so moved and it just reminded us how much joy there is in the world and in music and aren’t we just lucky… Here’s a little clip of what we found. #suzuki #mtsa #nashville #notallwhowanderarelost #twinklevariations #violin (at St. Cecilia Academy)

Posted 95 weeks ago

 1/25/13
I am excited to embark on a new chapter of my working life - I recently gave my notice to the Pam Tillis organization and will no longer be touring with her or Lorrie Morgan (on their awesome Grits and Glamour Tour). I must admit, I'm sad to be leaving. It's been an incredible four years and I have learned so much. Thanks to Pam, her amazing husband/manager Matt Spicher, and my bandmates, especially the lovely and talented Mary Sue Englund, with whom I spent more time over the last few years than I did with my husband. And I wouldn't trade a minute of it...