You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>New sofa, new rug, same dog. Some things don’t need replacing. #merrychristmastous #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

New sofa, new rug, same dog. Some things don’t need replacing. #merrychristmastous #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>Merry Christmas from these two. Cappy will forever be trying new ways to take selfies and Mur will always be looking over his shoulder making sure she has enough lipstick on. Some things you can count on. I love them. #cappyandmur #christmasspirit  (at Shelter Cove/Lost Coast, California)</p>

Merry Christmas from these two. Cappy will forever be trying new ways to take selfies and Mur will always be looking over his shoulder making sure she has enough lipstick on. Some things you can count on. I love them. #cappyandmur #christmasspirit (at Shelter Cove/Lost Coast, California)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>We’re trying to figure out a job where we just go around to different stores and bring joy to the lives of weary retail workers because it seems that’s the thing on which we most often get complimented. But I don’t think that’s a real job. Here we are trying out a couch in the Green Hills Mall Z Gallerie. For like an hour. #retailjoy #realjob #christmasspirit  (at Z Gallerie - The Mall at Green Hills)</p>

We’re trying to figure out a job where we just go around to different stores and bring joy to the lives of weary retail workers because it seems that’s the thing on which we most often get complimented. But I don’t think that’s a real job. Here we are trying out a couch in the Green Hills Mall Z Gallerie. For like an hour. #retailjoy #realjob #christmasspirit (at Z Gallerie - The Mall at Green Hills)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>The lights at Cheekwood. Beautiful, but the reindeer were my favorite. Go for the reindeer. #reindeer #cheekwood  (at Cheekwood Botanical Arts and Gardens)</p>

The lights at Cheekwood. Beautiful, but the reindeer were my favorite. Go for the reindeer. #reindeer #cheekwood (at Cheekwood Botanical Arts and Gardens)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>Birthday date night went well. ❤️ #frothymonkey #husk #cheekwood  (at Husk Nashville)</p>

Birthday date night went well. ❤️ #frothymonkey #husk #cheekwood (at Husk Nashville)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>I made my own birthday cake. Same one I make every year. Haven’t found one I like better. I ate it at my friend Whitney’s house back in the early 2000’s and immediately demanded the recipe. Sunset Magazine, as it turned out. Called for reconstituting, roasting and making a purée of pasilla chilies and it was a big long ordeal and then I discovered pasilla chile powder at the Hayward Safeway so that made the whole thing about 20 minutes total prep and 15 minutes of baking. Why wouldn’t I make it for every conceivable holiday? Homemade whipped cream on the side, natch. #chilechocolate #shortcuts  #spicybirthday  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

I made my own birthday cake. Same one I make every year. Haven’t found one I like better. I ate it at my friend Whitney’s house back in the early 2000’s and immediately demanded the recipe. Sunset Magazine, as it turned out. Called for reconstituting, roasting and making a purée of pasilla chilies and it was a big long ordeal and then I discovered pasilla chile powder at the Hayward Safeway so that made the whole thing about 20 minutes total prep and 15 minutes of baking. Why wouldn’t I make it for every conceivable holiday? Homemade whipped cream on the side, natch. #chilechocolate #shortcuts #spicybirthday (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>It’s pretty clear to me that he’s thinking about how he’d be baking me a birthday cake if only he had opposable thumbs. Thanks buddy, I know you would… #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

It’s pretty clear to me that he’s thinking about how he’d be baking me a birthday cake if only he had opposable thumbs. Thanks buddy, I know you would… #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>Really proud of our friend #chriswest making his debut with #marlenetwittyfargo at @citywinerynsh last night. Excuse me, that’s Cousin Odell. Also, side props to @hiltnerj and his solid banjo stance. #hello  (at City Winery Nashville)</p>

Really proud of our friend #chriswest making his debut with #marlenetwittyfargo at @citywinerynsh last night. Excuse me, that’s Cousin Odell. Also, side props to @hiltnerj and his solid banjo stance. #hello (at City Winery Nashville)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>And then you start editing photos after the shoot and find a bunch of these. #bts #helping #secretselfies @clawhammerist #fiddlebanjo #oldtime  (at Bakers Market)</p>

And then you start editing photos after the shoot and find a bunch of these. #bts #helping #secretselfies @clawhammerist #fiddlebanjo #oldtime (at Bakers Market)

Posted 104 weeks ago
<p>When you’re using your front facing camera to prep for a photo shoot with @clawhammerist and @tylerandal is helping. #oldtime #fiddlebanjo #texasstyle #lestersloafinlounge  (at Bakers Market)</p>

When you’re using your front facing camera to prep for a photo shoot with @clawhammerist and @tylerandal is helping. #oldtime #fiddlebanjo #texasstyle #lestersloafinlounge (at Bakers Market)

Posted 104 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...