You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Can you spot the catfish with legs on the carpet? #shakeitoff #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #upsidedowncatfish #sirwinstoncup  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Can you spot the catfish with legs on the carpet? #shakeitoff #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #upsidedowncatfish #sirwinstoncup (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>I met a dog today. This is #hattiebware and she belongs to my friend @ashbyfrank and she’s awesome. She can make her body do all kinds of slinky/ferret style maneuvers. #boxersofinstagram #adoptdontshop  (at Harpeth River Greenway)</p>

I met a dog today. This is #hattiebware and she belongs to my friend @ashbyfrank and she’s awesome. She can make her body do all kinds of slinky/ferret style maneuvers. #boxersofinstagram #adoptdontshop (at Harpeth River Greenway)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>Foreground: The lunch I had. Background: The lunch I could have had. I’ve never been in such a good mood judging for twelve hours straight. Part of it was how smoothly the whole day went and how well-run the contest was. The other part had a lot to do with raw almonds and bok choy. #whole30 #fiddlecontest #pizzamakesmecranky #twinlakes  (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)</p>

Foreground: The lunch I had. Background: The lunch I could have had. I’ve never been in such a good mood judging for twelve hours straight. Part of it was how smoothly the whole day went and how well-run the contest was. The other part had a lot to do with raw almonds and bok choy. #whole30 #fiddlecontest #pizzamakesmecranky #twinlakes (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>Repost from @m_mize because it actually captured the three minutes we escaped from the judges’ chambers to play a couple tunes on stage and I’m stoked there was proof. #peacockrag #arthursmith #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes  (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)</p>

Repost from @m_mize because it actually captured the three minutes we escaped from the judges’ chambers to play a couple tunes on stage and I’m stoked there was proof. #peacockrag #arthursmith #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>This is what it’s all about my friends - I keep telling you… These kids have already competed (and very well, I might add) and now they’re just just hanging out jamming, teaching each other new tunes. Carry on. #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes  (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)</p>

This is what it’s all about my friends - I keep telling you… These kids have already competed (and very well, I might add) and now they’re just just hanging out jamming, teaching each other new tunes. Carry on. #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>A couple of hours ago I played the National Anthem to kick this thing off and for about the next 12 hours I’ll be standing (sitting, really) in judgment of a whole mess of fiddlers, guitar players, mandolin players, etc. etc. etc. Good luck to everyone - give it your best. I’m listening… #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes  (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)</p>

A couple of hours ago I played the National Anthem to kick this thing off and for about the next 12 hours I’ll be standing (sitting, really) in judgment of a whole mess of fiddlers, guitar players, mandolin players, etc. etc. etc. Good luck to everyone - give it your best. I’m listening… #fiddle #fiddlecontest #twinlakes (at Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>My first batch of #paleo cookies. I have not eaten all of them - yet. Does anyone else think it’s funny that you put the same stuff in your cookies that you put on your face? #coconutoil 😳 (at Fiddlestar)</p>

My first batch of #paleo cookies. I have not eaten all of them - yet. Does anyone else think it’s funny that you put the same stuff in your cookies that you put on your face? #coconutoil 😳 (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>It was a great show folks. Probably better than it would have been back in, say, 91. There was only one super drunk guy in the row ahead of us, Axl sang his ass off, and Slash wore that hat like he owned it. I could not have wanted for more. #gunsnroses #notinthislifetimetour #nashville  (at Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour)</p>

It was a great show folks. Probably better than it would have been back in, say, 91. There was only one super drunk guy in the row ahead of us, Axl sang his ass off, and Slash wore that hat like he owned it. I could not have wanted for more. #gunsnroses #notinthislifetimetour #nashville (at Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour)

Posted 105 weeks ago

You don’t even know. Mickey Raphael was the love of my mother’s life when I was growing up. We listened to those Willie Nelson records over and over and she’d stare at the album covers and just swoon during all the harmonica solos. He’s been touring with #chrisstapleton for a while now and I’ve seen him twice in the last few months. Let me tell you, he transcends generations. #dreamy (at Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN)

Posted 105 weeks ago
<p>Getting ready for @chrisstapletonofficial to go on before @gunsnroses with our friends Steve and Joan - it’s a beautiful night in #nashville for some nostalgia… Raise your hand if your high school basketball team hit the court to #welcometothejungle ✋🏻 (at Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN)</p>

Getting ready for @chrisstapletonofficial to go on before @gunsnroses with our friends Steve and Joan - it’s a beautiful night in #nashville for some nostalgia… Raise your hand if your high school basketball team hit the court to #welcometothejungle ✋🏻 (at Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN)

Posted 105 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...