You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Backstage at the #opry with these two great fiddlers - right before we went on stage to represent the #grandmasters - such an honor. Between us and the Mel Tillis band, not to mention @combsmatt and #woodypaul and #kennysears I’m pretty sure there were more #fiddles on stage  in one night than the Opry has seen in a long while. #morefiddle  (at Grand Ole Opry)</p>

Backstage at the #opry with these two great fiddlers - right before we went on stage to represent the #grandmasters - such an honor. Between us and the Mel Tillis band, not to mention @combsmatt and #woodypaul and #kennysears I’m pretty sure there were more #fiddles on stage in one night than the Opry has seen in a long while. #morefiddle (at Grand Ole Opry)

Posted 116 weeks ago
<p>A motley crew to be sure, but I’m proud to be in the company of such fine fiddlers. We’re judging it how we hear it… #fiddle #grandmasters #fiddlecontest #squad  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

A motley crew to be sure, but I’m proud to be in the company of such fine fiddlers. We’re judging it how we hear it… #fiddle #grandmasters #fiddlecontest #squad (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 116 weeks ago
<p>Pretty much a regular Friday afternoon. Shakes at #bobbiesdairydip with @fiddlerjustinbranum and #bryanjimmerson Also, Justin is holding a #mandolin for no real reason. (at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip)</p>

Pretty much a regular Friday afternoon. Shakes at #bobbiesdairydip with @fiddlerjustinbranum and #bryanjimmerson Also, Justin is holding a #mandolin for no real reason. (at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip)

Posted 116 weeks ago
<p>This was a really big deal for me. #jayfarrar #sonvolt #trace20 #windfall  (at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville)</p>

This was a really big deal for me. #jayfarrar #sonvolt #trace20 #windfall (at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville)

Posted 116 weeks ago
<p>Then on to watch @petercmusic conduct a fascinating interview with the great Mac Wiseman, completing a day of incredible country music experiences. #nashville #legends #tissweettoberemembered  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

Then on to watch @petercmusic conduct a fascinating interview with the great Mac Wiseman, completing a day of incredible country music experiences. #nashville #legends #tissweettoberemembered (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>Loved my Jamming 101 class at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this afternoon! They were all so brave and fun - we had a blast. Every single one of them was trying an instrument for the first time and by the end we we were rocking Take Me Back to Tulsa. If you haven’t been to the @officialcmhof and enjoyed one of the educational programs there, you’re missing out. They’re doing awesome work and I’m grateful to be a part of helping to pass down a love of country music.  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

Loved my Jamming 101 class at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this afternoon! They were all so brave and fun - we had a blast. Every single one of them was trying an instrument for the first time and by the end we we were rocking Take Me Back to Tulsa. If you haven’t been to the @officialcmhof and enjoyed one of the educational programs there, you’re missing out. They’re doing awesome work and I’m grateful to be a part of helping to pass down a love of country music. (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>You’re so pretty! Oh my god - those shoes are adorable! #compliments #motherdaughterroadtrip #rome  (at Hilton Rome Airport Hotel)</p>

You’re so pretty! Oh my god - those shoes are adorable! #compliments #motherdaughterroadtrip #rome (at Hilton Rome Airport Hotel)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>Listening to the man playing the piano at the Napoli train station… #sinatra #myway #motherdaughterroadtrip  (at Napoli Centrale)</p>

Listening to the man playing the piano at the Napoli train station… #sinatra #myway #motherdaughterroadtrip (at Napoli Centrale)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>Getting cheese. #mandatory #positano #motherdaughterroadtrip  (at Comune di Positano)</p>

Getting cheese. #mandatory #positano #motherdaughterroadtrip (at Comune di Positano)

Posted 117 weeks ago
<p>Fresh out of the sea… #motherdaughterroadtrip #positano #tyrrheniansea #mymominsistsoncallingitthemediterranean  (at Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy)</p>

Fresh out of the sea… #motherdaughterroadtrip #positano #tyrrheniansea #mymominsistsoncallingitthemediterranean (at Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy)

Posted 117 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...