You Can be a FiddleStar

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

Yep, it may only be October but if we’re gonna get this Christmas record out we better get moving. #christmasalbum #marysueenglund #unisonisthenewharmony (at Root Note Studios)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Here’s my husband with one of his heroes, Robert Trujillo, the bass player for Metallica. Robert produced a documentary about the late, great bass legend Jaco Pastorius and we attended the screening tonight at The Belcourt. The film was fabulous and the q & a with Robert afterward was illuminating. The Belcourt is a Nashville treasure and if you’re not attending regularly you’re missing out. Also, Jaco. #jaco #thebelcourt #roberttrujillo  (at Belcourt Theatre)</p>

Here’s my husband with one of his heroes, Robert Trujillo, the bass player for Metallica. Robert produced a documentary about the late, great bass legend Jaco Pastorius and we attended the screening tonight at The Belcourt. The film was fabulous and the q & a with Robert afterward was illuminating. The Belcourt is a Nashville treasure and if you’re not attending regularly you’re missing out. Also, Jaco. #jaco #thebelcourt #roberttrujillo (at Belcourt Theatre)

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Congratulations to my student Gene Banks on his 1st place finish in the senior fiddler division at the #athensfiddlersconvention2015 I’m so proud - he works so hard! #fiddle #fiddlestar  (at Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention)</p>

Congratulations to my student Gene Banks on his 1st place finish in the senior fiddler division at the #athensfiddlersconvention2015 I’m so proud - he works so hard! #fiddle #fiddlestar (at Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Some call it #sweaterweather I call it #casseroleweather Thanks @testkitchen for the Chicken and Rice inspiration. (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Some call it #sweaterweather I call it #casseroleweather Thanks @testkitchen for the Chicken and Rice inspiration. (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Finally got a display rack for the #daleearnhardt collector plates we got from @tylerandal Because decor should be thoughtful and classy. #martinguitar #3  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Finally got a display rack for the #daleearnhardt collector plates we got from @tylerandal Because decor should be thoughtful and classy. #martinguitar #3 (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Back to regular life, which is pretty great, especially when you get treats at the bank drive through. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Back to regular life, which is pretty great, especially when you get treats at the bank drive through. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Post contest jam at @theviolinshop with the youth of the today, stars of tomorrow. #fiddle #gmfc #ibelievethechildrenarethefuture  (at The Violin Shop)</p>

Post contest jam at @theviolinshop with the youth of the today, stars of tomorrow. #fiddle #gmfc #ibelievethechildrenarethefuture (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>On the big screen… #opry #fiddle #gmfc  (at Grand Ole Opry)</p>

On the big screen… #opry #fiddle #gmfc (at Grand Ole Opry)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>A little bit of #twinfiddles with my super fave @fiddlerjustinbranum the ol’ Red Wing during judges’ entertainment. Bonus #paulkramer on guitar. #gmfc  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

A little bit of #twinfiddles with my super fave @fiddlerjustinbranum the ol’ Red Wing during judges’ entertainment. Bonus #paulkramer on guitar. #gmfc (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Now that’s what I like to see! But even more than that, as a judge I was so grateful that the caliber of the traditional division jumped mightily this year. And the thing is, @tylerandal had a huge hand in making that happen. He invited and cajoled and encouraged as many great fiddlers to come compete as he could. Not only is he a champion fiddler, he is a generous friend and musician and that’s even better. Congratulations Tyler. #fiddle #oldtime #grandmasters  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

Now that’s what I like to see! But even more than that, as a judge I was so grateful that the caliber of the traditional division jumped mightily this year. And the thing is, @tylerandal had a huge hand in making that happen. He invited and cajoled and encouraged as many great fiddlers to come compete as he could. Not only is he a champion fiddler, he is a generous friend and musician and that’s even better. Congratulations Tyler. #fiddle #oldtime #grandmasters (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 115 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...