You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>The memory of time… #911 #911memorial #virgil #nyc2016  (at National September 11 Memorial & Museum)</p>

The memory of time… #911 #911memorial #virgil #nyc2016 (at National September 11 Memorial & Museum)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears. #nyc2016 #friends #rolemodels  (at New York, New York)</p>

I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears. #nyc2016 #friends #rolemodels (at New York, New York)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>Not good at following orders. These ladies are the best role models. #nyc2016 #traveler  (at Chelsea Piers)</p>

Not good at following orders. These ladies are the best role models. #nyc2016 #traveler (at Chelsea Piers)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>Thanks to my husband and everyone at @cartervintageguitars for a fabulous night. I’ll remember this for a very long time. #chrisstapleton #mickeyraphael #traveler  (at Ryman Auditorium)</p>

Thanks to my husband and everyone at @cartervintageguitars for a fabulous night. I’ll remember this for a very long time. #chrisstapleton #mickeyraphael #traveler (at Ryman Auditorium)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>I’m trying to get #sirwinstoncup to watch the #westminsterdogshow with me but he’s pretty sure he’s already #bestinshow     #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

I’m trying to get #sirwinstoncup to watch the #westminsterdogshow with me but he’s pretty sure he’s already #bestinshow #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #flatnosedogsociety (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>A bright spot in my weekend - getting to reconnect with this beautiful girl. A former fiddle student and always friend, she was staying with my family during her theater grad school auditions. If only had it together as well as she does back when I was her age… Send her a good solid “break a leg” if you don’t mind… #actress #fiddle #familyiswhatyoumakeit @amourspreads  (at Castro Valley Bart)</p>

A bright spot in my weekend - getting to reconnect with this beautiful girl. A former fiddle student and always friend, she was staying with my family during her theater grad school auditions. If only had it together as well as she does back when I was her age… Send her a good solid “break a leg” if you don’t mind… #actress #fiddle #familyiswhatyoumakeit @amourspreads (at Castro Valley Bart)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>It snowed for three days in a row this week in Nashville but a short plane ride and I’m back to the family homestead and this view out the kitchen window. #californiagirl #backhomeagain  (at Hayward, California)</p>

It snowed for three days in a row this week in Nashville but a short plane ride and I’m back to the family homestead and this view out the kitchen window. #californiagirl #backhomeagain (at Hayward, California)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>Still in love, still arguing over the menu, still two of the best parents a girl could want. #familyiswhatyoumakeit #nogarlicplease  (at Nido)</p>

Still in love, still arguing over the menu, still two of the best parents a girl could want. #familyiswhatyoumakeit #nogarlicplease (at Nido)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>A sad occasion, a memorial service for a close relative who was really fabulous and meant the world to me, but a wonderful opportunity to spend the morning with my mom and stepmom, who (and divorced parents take note) always got along, showed great respect for one another, and were generally fabulous female role models for me. I love them both dearly. And they look pretty awesome for old broads… #familyiswhatyoumakeit #mytwomoms  (at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi’s)</p>

A sad occasion, a memorial service for a close relative who was really fabulous and meant the world to me, but a wonderful opportunity to spend the morning with my mom and stepmom, who (and divorced parents take note) always got along, showed great respect for one another, and were generally fabulous female role models for me. I love them both dearly. And they look pretty awesome for old broads… #familyiswhatyoumakeit #mytwomoms (at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi’s)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>I wouldn’t play the viola for just anyone (mostly because I barely know how…) but when @marysueenglund asks me for stuff, I’m powerless to resist. What a fabulous way to spend the afternoon - with a talented best friend, a legendary producer, and beautiful songs. Special thanks to @theviolinshop for a fabulous instrument. You should all buy a viola from them right now. #viola #whatamidoingplayingtheviola #cstring  (at SonyTree Studios)</p>

I wouldn’t play the viola for just anyone (mostly because I barely know how…) but when @marysueenglund asks me for stuff, I’m powerless to resist. What a fabulous way to spend the afternoon - with a talented best friend, a legendary producer, and beautiful songs. Special thanks to @theviolinshop for a fabulous instrument. You should all buy a viola from them right now. #viola #whatamidoingplayingtheviola #cstring (at SonyTree Studios)

Posted 126 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...