You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Thanks @daddarioandco for the awesome tuners for our #nashvilleclawhammercamp campers! They and we are so grateful! I refuse to make the requisite banjo tuning jokes here. #restraint #banjo #daddario  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Thanks @daddarioandco for the awesome tuners for our #nashvilleclawhammercamp campers! They and we are so grateful! I refuse to make the requisite banjo tuning jokes here. #restraint #banjo #daddario (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 118 weeks ago
<p>So many questions. Why does the Ridgetop Dollar General have Turkish cookies? Why have I never seen them before? Are the Turks known for delicious cookies? Is there a secret Turkish population in Ridgetop driving the stock decisions at the Dollar General? I told you, lots of questions. #biscolata #turkey #cookies #dollargeneral #whatarethesedoinghere  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

So many questions. Why does the Ridgetop Dollar General have Turkish cookies? Why have I never seen them before? Are the Turks known for delicious cookies? Is there a secret Turkish population in Ridgetop driving the stock decisions at the Dollar General? I told you, lots of questions. #biscolata #turkey #cookies #dollargeneral #whatarethesedoinghere (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 119 weeks ago
<p>My super fabulous mom (pictured adorably here) and my aunt (adorable as well but not pictured) flew to Milwaukee for @sfgiants opening day. #retirementgoals #rolemodels #gogiants #gamerbabes  (at Miller Park Stadium)</p>

My super fabulous mom (pictured adorably here) and my aunt (adorable as well but not pictured) flew to Milwaukee for @sfgiants opening day. #retirementgoals #rolemodels #gogiants #gamerbabes (at Miller Park Stadium)

Posted 119 weeks ago
<p>I may have mentioned breakfast. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

I may have mentioned breakfast. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 119 weeks ago
<p>A really nice date afternoon with my handsome and hilarious husband. He makes me laugh daily. I’m also super impressed that he managed to get all the things he loves onto one shirt. #gocards #kiss #guitars  (at Burger UP)</p>

A really nice date afternoon with my handsome and hilarious husband. He makes me laugh daily. I’m also super impressed that he managed to get all the things he loves onto one shirt. #gocards #kiss #guitars (at Burger UP)

Posted 119 weeks ago
<p>If only half of the #nashvilleclawhammercamp shirts are folded when you all get here, this is why. #helping #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #banjo  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

If only half of the #nashvilleclawhammercamp shirts are folded when you all get here, this is why. #helping #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #flatnosedogsociety #banjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 119 weeks ago
<p>And this branch doesn’t yet have decaffeinated offerings (other than tea) so I had to settle for chocolate. The selections were outstanding and the service impeccable. #tragic #defeatedbytemptation #coffeeproblems #idrinkdecaf  (at Barista Parlor Germantown)</p>

And this branch doesn’t yet have decaffeinated offerings (other than tea) so I had to settle for chocolate. The selections were outstanding and the service impeccable. #tragic #defeatedbytemptation #coffeeproblems #idrinkdecaf (at Barista Parlor Germantown)

Posted 120 weeks ago
<p>And then, righting an 11 year wrong, I finally stumbled into @lazzarolipasta in Germantown. The counter guy, hilarious and knowledgeable (and a dead ringer for @chessboxermusic ) helped me pick out some fabulous homemade ravioli, some great dry salumi, and a few other exciting things to add to my pantry. Oh, and did I mention that the other guy called my local Publix to make sure they carried the escarole I need for my Italian wedding soup? They said they’re nicest on Tuesdays and that I just got lucky. I think they rock every day. That’s my guess. #serviceaward #nashvilleicons  (at Lazzaroli Pasta)</p>

And then, righting an 11 year wrong, I finally stumbled into @lazzarolipasta in Germantown. The counter guy, hilarious and knowledgeable (and a dead ringer for @chessboxermusic ) helped me pick out some fabulous homemade ravioli, some great dry salumi, and a few other exciting things to add to my pantry. Oh, and did I mention that the other guy called my local Publix to make sure they carried the escarole I need for my Italian wedding soup? They said they’re nicest on Tuesdays and that I just got lucky. I think they rock every day. That’s my guess. #serviceaward #nashvilleicons (at Lazzaroli Pasta)

Posted 120 weeks ago
<p>And then I managed to ignore the siren call of this little slice of heaven on earth. #strong #jenisicecream #victoryovertemptation (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)</p>

And then I managed to ignore the siren call of this little slice of heaven on earth. #strong #jenisicecream #victoryovertemptation (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)

Posted 120 weeks ago
<p>It’s my day off. Almost. I did answer 25 emails and I have one fiddle lesson to teach later this evening, but that’s about as close as I get, so I’m treating it as such. I love the #nashvillefarmersmarket so I swung by for a quick bulgogi and rice and a little stroll. It’s a good day. #nashville #koreanfood  (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)</p>

It’s my day off. Almost. I did answer 25 emails and I have one fiddle lesson to teach later this evening, but that’s about as close as I get, so I’m treating it as such. I love the #nashvillefarmersmarket so I swung by for a quick bulgogi and rice and a little stroll. It’s a good day. #nashville #koreanfood (at Nashville Farmers’ Market)

Posted 120 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...