You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Getting ready to go in the camp recording studio. This is a feature that only #nashvilleacousticcamps offers. The campers get really scared and really freaked out and then they get really proud of themselves after it’s all done. Just like any life challenge… #nashvilleclawhammercamp #banjo #fiddle #clawhammer  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Getting ready to go in the camp recording studio. This is a feature that only #nashvilleacousticcamps offers. The campers get really scared and really freaked out and then they get really proud of themselves after it’s all done. Just like any life challenge… #nashvilleclawhammercamp #banjo #fiddle #clawhammer (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>Spent the morning playing the @citywinerynsh Bluegrass Brunch with these fine hamburger eaters. @spicherdavid not pictured but trust me, if I had taken his picture he would have looked just like these. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us. We had a fabulous time! #bluegrass #brunch #burgersforbreakfast  (at City Winery Nashville)</p>

Spent the morning playing the @citywinerynsh Bluegrass Brunch with these fine hamburger eaters. @spicherdavid not pictured but trust me, if I had taken his picture he would have looked just like these. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us. We had a fabulous time! #bluegrass #brunch #burgersforbreakfast (at City Winery Nashville)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>You have to watch where you step at our house this weekend. #nashvilleclawhammercamp @clawhammerist @rileybaugus #banjo #banjocamp  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

You have to watch where you step at our house this weekend. #nashvilleclawhammercamp @clawhammerist @rileybaugus #banjo #banjocamp (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… The actual banjo playing edition. #nashvilleclawhammercamp #banjocamp #banjo #thumbsup  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

And so it begins… The actual banjo playing edition. #nashvilleclawhammercamp #banjocamp #banjo #thumbsup (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>This record taught me more about what was possible in music than just about anything I can think of. Prince, thank you for everything you created. #rip</p>

This record taught me more about what was possible in music than just about anything I can think of. Prince, thank you for everything you created. #rip

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>#tbt to a few years ago when my favorite guy was hanging out with one of my favorite students. They both obviously have awesome taste in bands. #kiss #kennyandamanda #fiddle #abboandface  (at Weiser, Idaho)</p>

#tbt to a few years ago when my favorite guy was hanging out with one of my favorite students. They both obviously have awesome taste in bands. #kiss #kennyandamanda #fiddle #abboandface (at Weiser, Idaho)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>Making Mike Chew’s bed, getting ready for #nashvilleclawhammercamp this weekend. I guess #sirwinstoncup is taking the name of Mike’s company a little too literally. #dogwoodbanjos #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety #banjocamp (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Making Mike Chew’s bed, getting ready for #nashvilleclawhammercamp this weekend. I guess #sirwinstoncup is taking the name of Mike’s company a little too literally. #dogwoodbanjos #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety #banjocamp (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>These four delightful people (yep, and me) are playing the Bluegrass Brunch at @citywinerynsh on Saturday morning. Come join us! Yummy food, bluegrass classics, and jokes!  (at City Winery Nashville)</p>

These four delightful people (yep, and me) are playing the Bluegrass Brunch at @citywinerynsh on Saturday morning. Come join us! Yummy food, bluegrass classics, and jokes! (at City Winery Nashville)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>#sirwinstoncup and I went out for an afternoon walk and it was so beautiful out and we were having such a lovely time that we just wanted to stop and take a moment to say hello and hi and howdy. We both hope you’re having a fantastic week and that you’re enjoying yourselves thoroughly. #springfever #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

#sirwinstoncup and I went out for an afternoon walk and it was so beautiful out and we were having such a lovely time that we just wanted to stop and take a moment to say hello and hi and howdy. We both hope you’re having a fantastic week and that you’re enjoying yourselves thoroughly. #springfever #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>I had a beautiful lunch with beautiful @marysueenglund and of course I just took a photo of the food. Sorry Mary Sue. You’re prettier than the food but I was really hungry. @dozenbakerynashville is our new favorite spot. Thanks to @batchusa for the recommendation! #cornichons #salami  (at Dozen Bakery)</p>

I had a beautiful lunch with beautiful @marysueenglund and of course I just took a photo of the food. Sorry Mary Sue. You’re prettier than the food but I was really hungry. @dozenbakerynashville is our new favorite spot. Thanks to @batchusa for the recommendation! #cornichons #salami (at Dozen Bakery)

Posted 86 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...