You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Thanks to my husband and everyone at @cartervintageguitars for a fabulous night. I’ll remember this for a very long time. #chrisstapleton #mickeyraphael #traveler  (at Ryman Auditorium)</p>

Thanks to my husband and everyone at @cartervintageguitars for a fabulous night. I’ll remember this for a very long time. #chrisstapleton #mickeyraphael #traveler (at Ryman Auditorium)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>I’m trying to get #sirwinstoncup to watch the #westminsterdogshow with me but he’s pretty sure he’s already #bestinshow     #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

I’m trying to get #sirwinstoncup to watch the #westminsterdogshow with me but he’s pretty sure he’s already #bestinshow #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 95 weeks ago
<p>A bright spot in my weekend - getting to reconnect with this beautiful girl. A former fiddle student and always friend, she was staying with my family during her theater grad school auditions. If only had it together as well as she does back when I was her age… Send her a good solid “break a leg” if you don’t mind… #actress #fiddle #familyiswhatyoumakeit @amourspreads  (at Castro Valley Bart)</p>

A bright spot in my weekend - getting to reconnect with this beautiful girl. A former fiddle student and always friend, she was staying with my family during her theater grad school auditions. If only had it together as well as she does back when I was her age… Send her a good solid “break a leg” if you don’t mind… #actress #fiddle #familyiswhatyoumakeit @amourspreads (at Castro Valley Bart)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>It snowed for three days in a row this week in Nashville but a short plane ride and I’m back to the family homestead and this view out the kitchen window. #californiagirl #backhomeagain  (at Hayward, California)</p>

It snowed for three days in a row this week in Nashville but a short plane ride and I’m back to the family homestead and this view out the kitchen window. #californiagirl #backhomeagain (at Hayward, California)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>Still in love, still arguing over the menu, still two of the best parents a girl could want. #familyiswhatyoumakeit #nogarlicplease  (at Nido)</p>

Still in love, still arguing over the menu, still two of the best parents a girl could want. #familyiswhatyoumakeit #nogarlicplease (at Nido)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>A sad occasion, a memorial service for a close relative who was really fabulous and meant the world to me, but a wonderful opportunity to spend the morning with my mom and stepmom, who (and divorced parents take note) always got along, showed great respect for one another, and were generally fabulous female role models for me. I love them both dearly. And they look pretty awesome for old broads… #familyiswhatyoumakeit #mytwomoms  (at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi’s)</p>

A sad occasion, a memorial service for a close relative who was really fabulous and meant the world to me, but a wonderful opportunity to spend the morning with my mom and stepmom, who (and divorced parents take note) always got along, showed great respect for one another, and were generally fabulous female role models for me. I love them both dearly. And they look pretty awesome for old broads… #familyiswhatyoumakeit #mytwomoms (at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi’s)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>I wouldn’t play the viola for just anyone (mostly because I barely know how…) but when @marysueenglund asks me for stuff, I’m powerless to resist. What a fabulous way to spend the afternoon - with a talented best friend, a legendary producer, and beautiful songs. Special thanks to @theviolinshop for a fabulous instrument. You should all buy a viola from them right now. #viola #whatamidoingplayingtheviola #cstring  (at SonyTree Studios)</p>

I wouldn’t play the viola for just anyone (mostly because I barely know how…) but when @marysueenglund asks me for stuff, I’m powerless to resist. What a fabulous way to spend the afternoon - with a talented best friend, a legendary producer, and beautiful songs. Special thanks to @theviolinshop for a fabulous instrument. You should all buy a viola from them right now. #viola #whatamidoingplayingtheviola #cstring (at SonyTree Studios)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>Breakfast with these dearest ones. @jonweisberger helped me understand how to live in #nashville when I first moved here - helped me make it work when I thought it would never work. @mrfiddler1 is getting ready to head out to where I’m from so my mom and I were passing along a little encouragement and wisdom toward his future success in the Bay Area - knowing full well he’ll make it work. Seems like things are always moving in a beautiful circle. #meemawmovestosanfrancisco #fiddle #circleoffriends  (at Frothy Monkey)</p>

Breakfast with these dearest ones. @jonweisberger helped me understand how to live in #nashville when I first moved here - helped me make it work when I thought it would never work. @mrfiddler1 is getting ready to head out to where I’m from so my mom and I were passing along a little encouragement and wisdom toward his future success in the Bay Area - knowing full well he’ll make it work. Seems like things are always moving in a beautiful circle. #meemawmovestosanfrancisco #fiddle #circleoffriends (at Frothy Monkey)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>There’s also something really important that you should know about our camps. This is the thing - we are pretty much gonna get Nate Lee to teach anything and everything we can, as often as we can. He makes students feel like they’re capable of anything (which we believe wholeheartedly) and that this is all just a fabulous, fun, wonderful journey. And he just straight up gives a damn about each and every one of the people he teaches. Nate Lee, we love you and salute you. Thanks for being a valued, trusted part of Nashville Acoustic Camps. #nashvillemandolincamp #thenatelee #mandolin #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

There’s also something really important that you should know about our camps. This is the thing - we are pretty much gonna get Nate Lee to teach anything and everything we can, as often as we can. He makes students feel like they’re capable of anything (which we believe wholeheartedly) and that this is all just a fabulous, fun, wonderful journey. And he just straight up gives a damn about each and every one of the people he teaches. Nate Lee, we love you and salute you. Thanks for being a valued, trusted part of Nashville Acoustic Camps. #nashvillemandolincamp #thenatelee #mandolin #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 96 weeks ago
<p>John Reischman tested, John Reischman approved. It must have been really great for Katie to hear that she made a good choice buying her new #collings at @cartervintageguitars I noticed her beaming for hours after he played it and told her she did alright. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

John Reischman tested, John Reischman approved. It must have been really great for Katie to hear that she made a good choice buying her new #collings at @cartervintageguitars I noticed her beaming for hours after he played it and told her she did alright. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 96 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...