You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>When one of your oldest and dearest friends gets the job as orchestra leader for Adele and her mom and your mom and your aunt all come to Nashville to see one of the greatest concerts of all time… #fiddlechicks #nashville #adele #practicepaysoff  (at Bridgestone Arena)</p>

When one of your oldest and dearest friends gets the job as orchestra leader for Adele and her mom and your mom and your aunt all come to Nashville to see one of the greatest concerts of all time… #fiddlechicks #nashville #adele #practicepaysoff (at Bridgestone Arena)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>And then last night… (it’s just getting ridiculous now, I realize) I got to play a couple of tunes in the Kenny Baker Tribute show organized by @brianosonfun and hosted by @stationinnnashville Triple fiddle with two of my best friends and incredible musicians @chessboxermusic and @tylerandal and tasteful mandolin from my friend @thecampbellgram and then no big deal, Russ Barenberg and Alan O' />

And then last night… (it’s just getting ridiculous now, I realize) I got to play a couple of tunes in the Kenny Baker Tribute show organized by @brianosonfun and hosted by @stationinnnashville Triple fiddle with two of my best friends and incredible musicians @chessboxermusic and @tylerandal and tasteful mandolin from my friend @thecampbellgram and then no big deal, Russ Barenberg and Alan O'Bryant and seriously, I’m overwhelmed. What a town… #nashville #fiddle #kennybaker #stationinn #embarrassmentofriches (at Station Inn)

Posted 105 weeks ago

Another first - after years of friendship and shared road experiences @faris.guitar.dude and I finally got to sing together on stage and it was a blast. @specialconsensus is like the band I would want to be in if they’d ever consider having more than four members and if I ever wanted to actually be in a band. Thanks guys. #specialc #stationinn #nashville #bluegrass #fiddle (at The World Famous Station Inn)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>Three Grand Masters Fiddler Champions and their excellent moms. These are the best kind of fiddle moms. These moms were not pushy, mean, or negative. They did not force us to wear (very many) outfits we now regret. They did not force us on unsuspecting musicians, strangers, or industry professionals. They encouraged us, drove us places, made sure we heard all kinds of amazing music, and always stayed honest with us. And now we all three have careers in music and we all still adore our moms. #doingitright #fiddlemoms #nashville  (at City Winery Nashville)</p>

Three Grand Masters Fiddler Champions and their excellent moms. These are the best kind of fiddle moms. These moms were not pushy, mean, or negative. They did not force us to wear (very many) outfits we now regret. They did not force us on unsuspecting musicians, strangers, or industry professionals. They encouraged us, drove us places, made sure we heard all kinds of amazing music, and always stayed honest with us. And now we all three have careers in music and we all still adore our moms. #doingitright #fiddlemoms #nashville (at City Winery Nashville)

Posted 105 weeks ago

So many of you (that’s not true) ask about my ongoing video series of my mom dancing in random places around the globe. It’s your lucky day! Last night we went to see Chris Stapleton at the Ascend Amphitheater and she was really enamored with Morgane’s singing and especially her tambourine skills so she thought she’d try to learn. But without a tambourine. #airtambourine #chrisstapleton #motherdaughterroadtrip #morganemadness (at Ascend Amphitheater)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>@specialconsensus throwing down some Fireball on FaceBook Live with special guests @alisononbanjo and Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. And hey, there’s that damn camel… #bluegrass #specialc #nashville  (at Compass Records)</p>

@specialconsensus throwing down some Fireball on FaceBook Live with special guests @alisononbanjo and Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. And hey, there’s that damn camel… #bluegrass #specialc #nashville (at Compass Records)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>Today in meta walking… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult @bobs_skechers #sirwinstoncup  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Today in meta walking… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult @bobs_skechers #sirwinstoncup (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>I can’t believe I forgot to post this last week. I’m clearly suffering from bluegrass camp brain. But I definitely went to @zollikoffee last week to celebrate the return of #gilmoregirls on @netflix Luke’s looked a little different than I remember and I’m pretty sure Luke wouldn’t have made me a chai latte with almond milk but it was fun either way. November can’t come soon enough… #nashville #gilmoregirlsrevival  (at ZolliKoffee)</p>

I can’t believe I forgot to post this last week. I’m clearly suffering from bluegrass camp brain. But I definitely went to @zollikoffee last week to celebrate the return of #gilmoregirls on @netflix Luke’s looked a little different than I remember and I’m pretty sure Luke wouldn’t have made me a chai latte with almond milk but it was fun either way. November can’t come soon enough… #nashville #gilmoregirlsrevival (at ZolliKoffee)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>Going home. #customerservice #chilliwackfiredept #peetscoffeeisbetter #walkercreekmusiccamp  (at Oakland International Airport)</p>

Going home. #customerservice #chilliwackfiredept #peetscoffeeisbetter #walkercreekmusiccamp (at Oakland International Airport)

Posted 106 weeks ago
<p>@clawhammerist and I can never resist. #fluevog #shoeshoppingontour #voglovers #haightashbury  (at Fluevog John Shoes, LTD)</p>

@clawhammerist and I can never resist. #fluevog #shoeshoppingontour #voglovers #haightashbury (at Fluevog John Shoes, LTD)

Posted 106 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...