You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>These four. #nashvillemandolincamp #somuchlove #mandolin #mandochicks #ourcampersareourfriends (at Fiddlestar)</p>

These four. #nashvillemandolincamp #somuchlove #mandolin #mandochicks #ourcampersareourfriends (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 108 weeks ago
<p>Well, here’s a first. One of our dear veteran campers adopted an amazing new Duff mandolin tonight and the maker himself happened to be in town and was able to present the mandolin to her in person and it all happened right on our back porch because #nashvillemandolincamp A beautiful thing when an instrument finds its home… #duffmandolins #mandolin #serendipity  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Well, here’s a first. One of our dear veteran campers adopted an amazing new Duff mandolin tonight and the maker himself happened to be in town and was able to present the mandolin to her in person and it all happened right on our back porch because #nashvillemandolincamp A beautiful thing when an instrument finds its home… #duffmandolins #mandolin #serendipity (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 108 weeks ago
<p>Two of my favorite people playing the lovely mandolins right here in the living room because #nashvillemandolincamp     #mandolin #gilchrist #campbell  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Two of my favorite people playing the lovely mandolins right here in the living room because #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #gilchrist #campbell (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 108 weeks ago
<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 108 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 108 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 108 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 108 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 108 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 108 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 109 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...