You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>If only half of the #nashvilleclawhammercamp shirts are folded when you all get here, this is why. #helping #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #banjo  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

If only half of the #nashvilleclawhammercamp shirts are folded when you all get here, this is why. #helping #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #banjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>And this branch doesn’t yet have decaffeinated offerings (other than tea) so I had to settle for chocolate. The selections were outstanding and the service impeccable. #tragic #defeatedbytemptation #coffeeproblems #idrinkdecaf  (at Barista Parlor Germantown)</p>

And this branch doesn’t yet have decaffeinated offerings (other than tea) so I had to settle for chocolate. The selections were outstanding and the service impeccable. #tragic #defeatedbytemptation #coffeeproblems #idrinkdecaf (at Barista Parlor Germantown)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>And then, righting an 11 year wrong, I finally stumbled into @lazzarolipasta in Germantown. The counter guy, hilarious and knowledgeable (and a dead ringer for @chessboxermusic ) helped me pick out some fabulous homemade ravioli, some great dry salumi, and a few other exciting things to add to my pantry. Oh, and did I mention that the other guy called my local Publix to make sure they carried the escarole I need for my Italian wedding soup? They said they’re nicest on Tuesdays and that I just got lucky. I think they rock every day. That’s my guess. #serviceaward #nashvilleicons  (at Lazzaroli Pasta)</p>

And then, righting an 11 year wrong, I finally stumbled into @lazzarolipasta in Germantown. The counter guy, hilarious and knowledgeable (and a dead ringer for @chessboxermusic ) helped me pick out some fabulous homemade ravioli, some great dry salumi, and a few other exciting things to add to my pantry. Oh, and did I mention that the other guy called my local Publix to make sure they carried the escarole I need for my Italian wedding soup? They said they’re nicest on Tuesdays and that I just got lucky. I think they rock every day. That’s my guess. #serviceaward #nashvilleicons (at Lazzaroli Pasta)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>And then I managed to ignore the siren call of this little slice of heaven on earth. #strong #jenisicecream #victoryovertemptation (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)</p>

And then I managed to ignore the siren call of this little slice of heaven on earth. #strong #jenisicecream #victoryovertemptation (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>It’s my day off. Almost. I did answer 25 emails and I have one fiddle lesson to teach later this evening, but that’s about as close as I get, so I’m treating it as such. I love the #nashvillefarmersmarket so I swung by for a quick bulgogi and rice and a little stroll. It’s a good day. #nashville #koreanfood  (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)</p>

It’s my day off. Almost. I did answer 25 emails and I have one fiddle lesson to teach later this evening, but that’s about as close as I get, so I’m treating it as such. I love the #nashvillefarmersmarket so I swung by for a quick bulgogi and rice and a little stroll. It’s a good day. #nashville #koreanfood (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>Even smaller, even more awesome. Mark your calendars - registration opens June 1, 2016 at 9am #flatpicking #nashvilleflatpickcamp #martinguitar  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Even smaller, even more awesome. Mark your calendars - registration opens June 1, 2016 at 9am #flatpicking #nashvilleflatpickcamp #martinguitar (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>#stalkingsterling at Mike Compton’s birthday party. @nedluberecki ’s arm makes a nice cameo here. #bluegrass #nashville #leapyearbaby #straightouttacompton @tylerandal @bensurratt  (at Station Inn)</p>

#stalkingsterling at Mike Compton’s birthday party. @nedluberecki ’s arm makes a nice cameo here. #bluegrass #nashville #leapyearbaby #straightouttacompton @tylerandal @bensurratt (at Station Inn)

Posted 89 weeks ago
<p>And here’s the finished product. Hurry up dinner time! #fiddlerswhocook #tartinitup  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

And here’s the finished product. Hurry up dinner time! #fiddlerswhocook #tartinitup (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 90 weeks ago
<p>Don’t know if you remember the goat cheese zucchini tart @clawhammerist and I got to eat in Bellingham a few weeks ago but I sure did and I couldn’t live another day without it. Bought the @inagarten cookbook, scheduled a dinner party, and got to work. #fiddlerswhocook #barefootcontessa  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Don’t know if you remember the goat cheese zucchini tart @clawhammerist and I got to eat in Bellingham a few weeks ago but I sure did and I couldn’t live another day without it. Bought the @inagarten cookbook, scheduled a dinner party, and got to work. #fiddlerswhocook #barefootcontessa (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 90 weeks ago
<p>#sirwinstoncup and I took advantage of this gorgeous day and my lighter than usual teaching schedule and got out of our normal routine. A new walk in the park resets the spirit… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety #springfever  (at Ridgetop Station Walking Park)</p>

#sirwinstoncup and I took advantage of this gorgeous day and my lighter than usual teaching schedule and got out of our normal routine. A new walk in the park resets the spirit… #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety #springfever (at Ridgetop Station Walking Park)

Posted 90 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...