You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>This Saturday! Workshops! Concert! Mimes! Juggling! Not those last two. Come join us in Stockholm… #fiddlebanjo #bluegrass #g2 #jenskoch #stockholm  (at Rost Stockholm)</p>

This Saturday! Workshops! Concert! Mimes! Juggling! Not those last two. Come join us in Stockholm… #fiddlebanjo #bluegrass #g2 #jenskoch #stockholm (at Rost Stockholm)

Posted 113 weeks ago
<p>Mur’s only Swedish friend. #stockholm #motherdaughterroadtrip  (at Gamla Stan, Stockholms Län, Sweden)</p>

Mur’s only Swedish friend. #stockholm #motherdaughterroadtrip (at Gamla Stan, Stockholms Län, Sweden)

Posted 113 weeks ago
<p>Exploring the streets of Stockholm after a lovely dinner. Yes, it’s still light out and the air does seem cleaner. Also, drizzling rain in the air and shrimp everywhere on the menu. Except here it’s shrimps. #motherdaughterroadtrip #stockholm  (at Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm)</p>

Exploring the streets of Stockholm after a lovely dinner. Yes, it’s still light out and the air does seem cleaner. Also, drizzling rain in the air and shrimp everywhere on the menu. Except here it’s shrimps. #motherdaughterroadtrip #stockholm (at Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm)

Posted 113 weeks ago
<p>Oh it’s on. @clawhammerist @tylerandal @adamspickoftheday and me! Camp registration opens September 1st at 9am central. Last year this thing sold out in 2 minutes. Get your button-pushing fingers ready. This is a long weekend of old-time fiddle and banjo joy. #fiddle #banjo #fiddlebanjo #oldtime #nashville  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Oh it’s on. @clawhammerist @tylerandal @adamspickoftheday and me! Camp registration opens September 1st at 9am central. Last year this thing sold out in 2 minutes. Get your button-pushing fingers ready. This is a long weekend of old-time fiddle and banjo joy. #fiddle #banjo #fiddlebanjo #oldtime #nashville (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>One of my favorite things to do in this life and in this town is to go out to lunch and then shop at random international markets. @ashbyfrank is my soulmate in this pursuit. Today it was Indian at Taj on Nolensville and then shopping (little bit of shopping, whole lot of googling stuff we didn’t recognize) at Patel Brothers down the street. We learned a lot today. Mostly about gourds and how to select the freshest okra. #gourds #indianfoodfriendship #nashville #nolensvillepikefoodie #chutneyandpaste  (at Patel Brothers)</p>

One of my favorite things to do in this life and in this town is to go out to lunch and then shop at random international markets. @ashbyfrank is my soulmate in this pursuit. Today it was Indian at Taj on Nolensville and then shopping (little bit of shopping, whole lot of googling stuff we didn’t recognize) at Patel Brothers down the street. We learned a lot today. Mostly about gourds and how to select the freshest okra. #gourds #indianfoodfriendship #nashville #nolensvillepikefoodie #chutneyandpaste (at Patel Brothers)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>We’re #teamusa all the way. #sirwinstoncup is thinking about training for #tokyo2020 #focused #stickthelanding #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

We’re #teamusa all the way. #sirwinstoncup is thinking about training for #tokyo2020 #focused #stickthelanding #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>My friend @tylerandal made me a pen. He freaking MADE me a pen. He made me a beautiful purple wooden pen which allows me to write stuff which is my second favorite thing to do, right after talking. My new pen is awesome. 💜🖊 #handmade #writingimplement #fiddlerswholathe  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

My friend @tylerandal made me a pen. He freaking MADE me a pen. He made me a beautiful purple wooden pen which allows me to write stuff which is my second favorite thing to do, right after talking. My new pen is awesome. 💜🖊 #handmade #writingimplement #fiddlerswholathe (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Every few days #sirwinstoncup joins me on a little jaunt to the bank. We have an old school bank. There is no way to deposit into an ATM or take a photo of your checks or whatever it is the kids are doing these days. There is a drive up window with an actual person. That’s the only alternative to going inside. But it’s cool because they give out dog treats and Winston loves going there and starts drooling when we turn into the drive through entrance. Here’s the weird part though. He won’t even acknowledge the treat itself until we get home. He won’t take it from me and it just sits on the car seat the whole rest of our journey. I know the tellers think we’re super rude. Here is a picture of him eating said treat, at home, where he acts like it’s the greatest treat he’s ever received. Now that no one can see him but me. I don’t get it. #howrude #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety #drivethroughbanking  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

Every few days #sirwinstoncup joins me on a little jaunt to the bank. We have an old school bank. There is no way to deposit into an ATM or take a photo of your checks or whatever it is the kids are doing these days. There is a drive up window with an actual person. That’s the only alternative to going inside. But it’s cool because they give out dog treats and Winston loves going there and starts drooling when we turn into the drive through entrance. Here’s the weird part though. He won’t even acknowledge the treat itself until we get home. He won’t take it from me and it just sits on the car seat the whole rest of our journey. I know the tellers think we’re super rude. Here is a picture of him eating said treat, at home, where he acts like it’s the greatest treat he’s ever received. Now that no one can see him but me. I don’t get it. #howrude #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety #drivethroughbanking (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Doing some guilt parenting at @petsmart now that we’re back home. Go ahead, pick out whatever you want. We’re sorry we left you. #spoiled #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety  (at PetSmart)</p>

Doing some guilt parenting at @petsmart now that we’re back home. Go ahead, pick out whatever you want. We’re sorry we left you. #spoiled #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriersofinstagram #flatnosedogsociety (at PetSmart)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>What about these people??? I love these people. John and Casee of @amourspreads and now @amourcafeslc flank my awesome stepdad Capt. Bill who is visiting them at their new cafe. Are you in SLC? Do you like coffee and delicious pastries? Of course you do. Go spend your Sunday (or any other day) with some of my favorite people. Bonus points for John being a super kickass fiddler. #slc #fiddlerswhocook #amourspreads #amourcafe #eatlocal  (at Amour Café SLC)</p>

What about these people??? I love these people. John and Casee of @amourspreads and now @amourcafeslc flank my awesome stepdad Capt. Bill who is visiting them at their new cafe. Are you in SLC? Do you like coffee and delicious pastries? Of course you do. Go spend your Sunday (or any other day) with some of my favorite people. Bonus points for John being a super kickass fiddler. #slc #fiddlerswhocook #amourspreads #amourcafe #eatlocal (at Amour Café SLC)

Posted 115 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...