You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Tonight’s staff concert is beautiful and thoughtful and features not only some of the greatest mandolin players in the world, but also the guitar stylings of David Grier and I am just in awe…  (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

Tonight’s staff concert is beautiful and thoughtful and features not only some of the greatest mandolin players in the world, but also the guitar stylings of David Grier and I am just in awe… (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>#latergram from just before the storm yesterday. Our cat #busterkeaton is an outside cat but he is kind and loyal and rather hilarious. He’s also super fluffy and you can carry him around your shoulders like a stole. I just wanted you all to meet him and say hello. Oh, and when it gets cold we bring him inside so don’t worry. #blackandwhitecats  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

#latergram from just before the storm yesterday. Our cat #busterkeaton is an outside cat but he is kind and loyal and rather hilarious. He’s also super fluffy and you can carry him around your shoulders like a stole. I just wanted you all to meet him and say hello. Oh, and when it gets cold we bring him inside so don’t worry. #blackandwhitecats (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 97 weeks ago
<p>For the last few months I’ve been making an effort to compliment at least one person (especially, but not exclusively, a woman) when I’m out and about. Today Mary Sue and I were walking down 12 South and we spotted this fabulous woman working with her husband, setting out pies for a pop up pie stand. I told her how amazing she looked and she asked if we could all have a picture together. She explained that she was known as Purple Pat and that she and her husband sell pies everywhere and that she loves purple. I think Purple Pat rocks and that you just never know what you might be missing when you’re not looking for something great to acknowledge, each and every day. #purplepat #pecanpie #saysomethingnice #nashville  (at 12 Avenue South)</p>

For the last few months I’ve been making an effort to compliment at least one person (especially, but not exclusively, a woman) when I’m out and about. Today Mary Sue and I were walking down 12 South and we spotted this fabulous woman working with her husband, setting out pies for a pop up pie stand. I told her how amazing she looked and she asked if we could all have a picture together. She explained that she was known as Purple Pat and that she and her husband sell pies everywhere and that she loves purple. I think Purple Pat rocks and that you just never know what you might be missing when you’re not looking for something great to acknowledge, each and every day. #purplepat #pecanpie #saysomethingnice #nashville (at 12 Avenue South)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>As staff concerts go, getting to recreate songs from your latest album with some of your dearest friends (and your amazing husband) is a pretty perfect way to go. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #bass #gibsonguitars #oldtime #texasstyle #insideout  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

As staff concerts go, getting to recreate songs from your latest album with some of your dearest friends (and your amazing husband) is a pretty perfect way to go. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #bass #gibsonguitars #oldtime #texasstyle #insideout (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 98 weeks ago
<p>This is camp. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #lifeisgood #stormjonas  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

This is camp. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #lifeisgood #stormjonas (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 99 weeks ago
<p>If we had to be snowed in with any group of people, this is about as good an option as I can imagine. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #stormjonas #nashville  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

If we had to be snowed in with any group of people, this is about as good an option as I can imagine. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #stormjonas #nashville (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 99 weeks ago
<p>I just can’t let @tylerandal pick out his own camp shirt anymore. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #fiddle  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

I just can’t let @tylerandal pick out his own camp shirt anymore. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #fiddle (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 99 weeks ago
<p>Best father-in-law ever. Shoveling the driveway so the campers can get in and out. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #snowday  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Best father-in-law ever. Shoveling the driveway so the campers can get in and out. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #snowday (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 99 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #fiddlebanjocamp #oldtime #fiddle #banjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

And so it begins… #fiddlebanjocamp #oldtime #fiddle #banjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 99 weeks ago
<p>Here’s my handsome husband, now an endorsed player of Preston Thompson Guitars. (Along with the fabulous #jakeworkman and #peterrowan and @chrisluq1) I’m quite proud. And Preston’s guitars are fabulous. Happy New Year! (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Here’s my handsome husband, now an endorsed player of Preston Thompson Guitars. (Along with the fabulous #jakeworkman and #peterrowan and @chrisluq1) I’m quite proud. And Preston’s guitars are fabulous. Happy New Year! (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 102 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...