You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>@jwork11 and @molly_tuttle because that’s just a common thing at #nashvilleflatpickcamp We roll deep in flatpick awesomeness. @thompsonguitars @hussanddalton #flatpicking #guitar #bluegrass  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

@jwork11 and @molly_tuttle because that’s just a common thing at #nashvilleflatpickcamp We roll deep in flatpick awesomeness. @thompsonguitars @hussanddalton #flatpicking #guitar #bluegrass (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>Here’s a challenge for all our dear campers out there! Mikkell sent me this adorable picture of her wearing her FiddleStar camp shirt on a longhorn while on vacation in Texas and it got us thinking, where have you worn your Nashville Acoustic Camp (don’t forget FiddleStar and Songwriter Camps!) shirt? Is there photographic evidence? Share it! We love you all… #nashvilleacousticcamps #nashvilleflatpickcamp #nashvillemandolincamp #fiddlestar #nashvillesongwritercamp #nashvilleclawhammercamp #fiddlebanjocamp  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Here’s a challenge for all our dear campers out there! Mikkell sent me this adorable picture of her wearing her FiddleStar camp shirt on a longhorn while on vacation in Texas and it got us thinking, where have you worn your Nashville Acoustic Camp (don’t forget FiddleStar and Songwriter Camps!) shirt? Is there photographic evidence? Share it! We love you all… #nashvilleacousticcamps #nashvilleflatpickcamp #nashvillemandolincamp #fiddlestar #nashvillesongwritercamp #nashvilleclawhammercamp #fiddlebanjocamp (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>A rare sight, (probably getting less and less rare these days, considering how much people are loving these guitars) THREE Preston Thompson guitars in one room. Two proud endorsers of PTG and one excited new owner! @thompsonguitars @cartervintageguitars #nashville #flatpicking #nashvilleflatpickcamp #sirwinstoncup  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

A rare sight, (probably getting less and less rare these days, considering how much people are loving these guitars) THREE Preston Thompson guitars in one room. Two proud endorsers of PTG and one excited new owner! @thompsonguitars @cartervintageguitars #nashville #flatpicking #nashvilleflatpickcamp #sirwinstoncup (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #martinguitar #nashville @cartervintageguitars  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #martinguitar #nashville @cartervintageguitars (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>At the close of the #insideout tour, it seems only fair to share a photo that proves @clawhammerist and I actually played music instead of merely eating and buying shoes. We had a wonderful time playing tunes from our new album and even got to welcome a special guest, my dear friend Doug Fleener, at Abbie Weisenbloom’s awesome house concert in Portland. Thank you all for a wonderful week! #tourlife #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #clawhammer #fiddlebanjo  (at Portland, Oregon)</p>

At the close of the #insideout tour, it seems only fair to share a photo that proves @clawhammerist and I actually played music instead of merely eating and buying shoes. We had a wonderful time playing tunes from our new album and even got to welcome a special guest, my dear friend Doug Fleener, at Abbie Weisenbloom’s awesome house concert in Portland. Thank you all for a wonderful week! #tourlife #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #clawhammer #fiddlebanjo (at Portland, Oregon)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And as we close out the very first #insideout tour, we leave you with a late discovery - @clawhammerist and my shared love for Ethiopian food. Plentiful and delicious in Vancouver and enjoyed with our dear friends Garry and Marilyn Stevenson. All the more delicious! #pnw #tourlife #roadfood  (at Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant)</p>

And as we close out the very first #insideout tour, we leave you with a late discovery - @clawhammerist and my shared love for Ethiopian food. Plentiful and delicious in Vancouver and enjoyed with our dear friends Garry and Marilyn Stevenson. All the more delicious! #pnw #tourlife #roadfood (at Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>Since some of you asked… @clawhammerist and I could not leave without a new pair each. And yes, we understand if you all stage an intervention. #fluevog #insideout #pnw #canadianshoeshopping @fluevog  (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)</p>

Since some of you asked… @clawhammerist and I could not leave without a new pair each. And yes, we understand if you all stage an intervention. #fluevog #insideout #pnw #canadianshoeshopping @fluevog (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And then @clawhammerist and I did the thing we both love almost as much as we love eating food of all shapes. Shoe shopping. Hello lovely Fluevogs! And thanks to Jim for delightful service… #tourlife #pnw #canadianshoeshopping #fluevog #insideout  (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)</p>

And then @clawhammerist and I did the thing we both love almost as much as we love eating food of all shapes. Shoe shopping. Hello lovely Fluevogs! And thanks to Jim for delightful service… #tourlife #pnw #canadianshoeshopping #fluevog #insideout (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And then our hosts made us this for dinner’s first course. Buying this cookbook immediately. Ina Garten, you little minx… @clawhammerist #insideout #pnw #tourlife #roadfood #tartinitup  (at Bellingham, Washington)</p>

And then our hosts made us this for dinner’s first course. Buying this cookbook immediately. Ina Garten, you little minx… @clawhammerist #insideout #pnw #tourlife #roadfood #tartinitup (at Bellingham, Washington)

Posted 92 weeks ago
<p>And then this sort of seemed like the middle of the road for @clawhammerist and me. Nutritious and delicious, with a hint of decadence. Road food strikes again. #tourlife #pnw #insideout #crepes #roadfood  (at Magdalena’s)</p>

And then this sort of seemed like the middle of the road for @clawhammerist and me. Nutritious and delicious, with a hint of decadence. Road food strikes again. #tourlife #pnw #insideout #crepes #roadfood (at Magdalena’s)

Posted 92 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...