You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>A gorgeous day for a walk through Central Park. The view from the Oak Bridge… #nyc2016 #motherdaughterroadtrip  (at Oak Bridge in Central Park)</p>

A gorgeous day for a walk through Central Park. The view from the Oak Bridge… #nyc2016 #motherdaughterroadtrip (at Oak Bridge in Central Park)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>We take the subway. Traveling with my mom is the very best and I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned today how grateful and lucky I feel to have her and to share these experiences. Because I most certainly am. #nyc2016 #motherdaughterroadtrip  (at 42nd Street Subway Station, New York City)</p>

We take the subway. Traveling with my mom is the very best and I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned today how grateful and lucky I feel to have her and to share these experiences. Because I most certainly am. #nyc2016 #motherdaughterroadtrip (at 42nd Street Subway Station, New York City)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>And another of our favorite campers made the effort to swing by our hotel yesterday afternoon (and brought his son, who I’d not yet had the privilege of meeting) just to say hi. Jim comes to flatpick camp and is a thoughtful musician who looks after everyone at camp. Also,he’s had more interesting jobs than anyone I know and is super fascinating. We love him. #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #bluegrass  (at Row NYC Hotel)</p>

And another of our favorite campers made the effort to swing by our hotel yesterday afternoon (and brought his son, who I’d not yet had the privilege of meeting) just to say hi. Jim comes to flatpick camp and is a thoughtful musician who looks after everyone at camp. Also,he’s had more interesting jobs than anyone I know and is super fascinating. We love him. #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #bluegrass (at Row NYC Hotel)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>The joint band end of show cluster was even pretty damn good. I took notes tonight. Some fine showmanship all around. #bluegrass #fiddle #banjo #oldtime #acousticrootsmusic  (at City Winery NYC)</p>

The joint band end of show cluster was even pretty damn good. I took notes tonight. Some fine showmanship all around. #bluegrass #fiddle #banjo #oldtime #acousticrootsmusic (at City Winery NYC)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>An inspired choice of instrumental from @mipsomusic I think we all appreciate a little new blood in the tune game. #whiteface #fiddle #oldtime  (at City Winery NYC)</p>

An inspired choice of instrumental from @mipsomusic I think we all appreciate a little new blood in the tune game. #whiteface #fiddle #oldtime (at City Winery NYC)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>Loving @thesteelwheels at @citywinerynyc tonight. This is an example of a great band. Greater than the sum of its parts and very aware of what works for an audience. Well done. #bluegrass #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #bass #mandolin  (at City Winery NYC)</p>

Loving @thesteelwheels at @citywinerynyc tonight. This is an example of a great band. Greater than the sum of its parts and very aware of what works for an audience. Well done. #bluegrass #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #bass #mandolin (at City Winery NYC)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>And we managed to catch up with a regular camper, now dear friend, Holly Gregory, while we’re here. Fabulous lunch - we could have spent the whole afternoon laughing together. Another example of “those people” we let into our house all the time for camps. People seem to find it surprising but we can’t imagine our lives without them. #nashvillemandolincamp #nyc2016 #ladieswholunch  (at Esca Restaurant)</p>

And we managed to catch up with a regular camper, now dear friend, Holly Gregory, while we’re here. Fabulous lunch - we could have spent the whole afternoon laughing together. Another example of “those people” we let into our house all the time for camps. People seem to find it surprising but we can’t imagine our lives without them. #nashvillemandolincamp #nyc2016 #ladieswholunch (at Esca Restaurant)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>The memory of time… #911 #911memorial #virgil #nyc2016  (at National September 11 Memorial & Museum)</p>

The memory of time… #911 #911memorial #virgil #nyc2016 (at National September 11 Memorial & Museum)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears. #nyc2016 #friends #rolemodels  (at New York, New York)</p>

I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears. #nyc2016 #friends #rolemodels (at New York, New York)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>Not good at following orders. These ladies are the best role models. #nyc2016 #traveler  (at Chelsea Piers)</p>

Not good at following orders. These ladies are the best role models. #nyc2016 #traveler (at Chelsea Piers)

Posted 95 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...