You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Bonus of this contest - a really sweet old man just walked by with a giant bag full of the most delicious golden cherry tomatoes I’ve ever eaten. They made a nice side dish to my #paleo snack bags. #beefjerky #eatingpaleoontheroad  (at Bluegrass Along The Harpeth)</p>

Bonus of this contest - a really sweet old man just walked by with a giant bag full of the most delicious golden cherry tomatoes I’ve ever eaten. They made a nice side dish to my #paleo snack bags. #beefjerky #eatingpaleoontheroad (at Bluegrass Along The Harpeth)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>Repost from @m_mize who always seems to grab nice pictures of me in the short time I’m on stage. Thanks! Here’s today’s good news/bad news… Good News: I won! Bad News: I won the Senior Division. For the record I’m 41. I have neither an AARP membership not do I get discounts on car rentals. #notasenior #fiddle #fiddlecontest #bluegrassalongtheharpeth  (at Bluegrass Along The Harpeth)</p>

Repost from @m_mize who always seems to grab nice pictures of me in the short time I’m on stage. Thanks! Here’s today’s good news/bad news… Good News: I won! Bad News: I won the Senior Division. For the record I’m 41. I have neither an AARP membership not do I get discounts on car rentals. #notasenior #fiddle #fiddlecontest #bluegrassalongtheharpeth (at Bluegrass Along The Harpeth)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>The evening constitutional. No filter because why would you. #sirwinstoncup looks backwards as if to say, “why are we stopping?” I understand. Let’s go see what’s down the road… #bostonterrier #bostonsofinstagram #bostonterriercult #summernights @thebostonterrierlove  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

The evening constitutional. No filter because why would you. #sirwinstoncup looks backwards as if to say, “why are we stopping?” I understand. Let’s go see what’s down the road… #bostonterrier #bostonsofinstagram #bostonterriercult #summernights @thebostonterrierlove (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<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 117 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 118 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 118 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 118 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 118 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 118 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 118 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...