You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Breakfast with these dearest ones. @jonweisberger helped me understand how to live in #nashville when I first moved here - helped me make it work when I thought it would never work. @mrfiddler1 is getting ready to head out to where I’m from so my mom and I were passing along a little encouragement and wisdom toward his future success in the Bay Area - knowing full well he’ll make it work. Seems like things are always moving in a beautiful circle. #meemawmovestosanfrancisco #fiddle #circleoffriends  (at Frothy Monkey)</p>

Breakfast with these dearest ones. @jonweisberger helped me understand how to live in #nashville when I first moved here - helped me make it work when I thought it would never work. @mrfiddler1 is getting ready to head out to where I’m from so my mom and I were passing along a little encouragement and wisdom toward his future success in the Bay Area - knowing full well he’ll make it work. Seems like things are always moving in a beautiful circle. #meemawmovestosanfrancisco #fiddle #circleoffriends (at Frothy Monkey)

Posted 127 weeks ago
<p>There’s also something really important that you should know about our camps. This is the thing - we are pretty much gonna get Nate Lee to teach anything and everything we can, as often as we can. He makes students feel like they’re capable of anything (which we believe wholeheartedly) and that this is all just a fabulous, fun, wonderful journey. And he just straight up gives a damn about each and every one of the people he teaches. Nate Lee, we love you and salute you. Thanks for being a valued, trusted part of Nashville Acoustic Camps. #nashvillemandolincamp #thenatelee #mandolin #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

There’s also something really important that you should know about our camps. This is the thing - we are pretty much gonna get Nate Lee to teach anything and everything we can, as often as we can. He makes students feel like they’re capable of anything (which we believe wholeheartedly) and that this is all just a fabulous, fun, wonderful journey. And he just straight up gives a damn about each and every one of the people he teaches. Nate Lee, we love you and salute you. Thanks for being a valued, trusted part of Nashville Acoustic Camps. #nashvillemandolincamp #thenatelee #mandolin #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 127 weeks ago
<p>John Reischman tested, John Reischman approved. It must have been really great for Katie to hear that she made a good choice buying her new #collings at @cartervintageguitars I noticed her beaming for hours after he played it and told her she did alright. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashville  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

John Reischman tested, John Reischman approved. It must have been really great for Katie to hear that she made a good choice buying her new #collings at @cartervintageguitars I noticed her beaming for hours after he played it and told her she did alright. #nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashville (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 127 weeks ago
<p>Tonight’s staff concert is beautiful and thoughtful and features not only some of the greatest mandolin players in the world, but also the guitar stylings of David Grier and I am just in awe…  (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

Tonight’s staff concert is beautiful and thoughtful and features not only some of the greatest mandolin players in the world, but also the guitar stylings of David Grier and I am just in awe… (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 127 weeks ago
<p>#latergram from just before the storm yesterday. Our cat #busterkeaton is an outside cat but he is kind and loyal and rather hilarious. He’s also super fluffy and you can carry him around your shoulders like a stole. I just wanted you all to meet him and say hello. Oh, and when it gets cold we bring him inside so don’t worry. #blackandwhitecats  (at Fiddlestar)</p>

#latergram from just before the storm yesterday. Our cat #busterkeaton is an outside cat but he is kind and loyal and rather hilarious. He’s also super fluffy and you can carry him around your shoulders like a stole. I just wanted you all to meet him and say hello. Oh, and when it gets cold we bring him inside so don’t worry. #blackandwhitecats (at Fiddlestar)

Posted 127 weeks ago
<p>For the last few months I’ve been making an effort to compliment at least one person (especially, but not exclusively, a woman) when I’m out and about. Today Mary Sue and I were walking down 12 South and we spotted this fabulous woman working with her husband, setting out pies for a pop up pie stand. I told her how amazing she looked and she asked if we could all have a picture together. She explained that she was known as Purple Pat and that she and her husband sell pies everywhere and that she loves purple. I think Purple Pat rocks and that you just never know what you might be missing when you’re not looking for something great to acknowledge, each and every day. #purplepat #pecanpie #saysomethingnice #nashville  (at 12 Avenue South)</p>

For the last few months I’ve been making an effort to compliment at least one person (especially, but not exclusively, a woman) when I’m out and about. Today Mary Sue and I were walking down 12 South and we spotted this fabulous woman working with her husband, setting out pies for a pop up pie stand. I told her how amazing she looked and she asked if we could all have a picture together. She explained that she was known as Purple Pat and that she and her husband sell pies everywhere and that she loves purple. I think Purple Pat rocks and that you just never know what you might be missing when you’re not looking for something great to acknowledge, each and every day. #purplepat #pecanpie #saysomethingnice #nashville (at 12 Avenue South)

Posted 128 weeks ago
<p>As staff concerts go, getting to recreate songs from your latest album with some of your dearest friends (and your amazing husband) is a pretty perfect way to go. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #bass #gibsonguitars #oldtime #texasstyle #insideout  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

As staff concerts go, getting to recreate songs from your latest album with some of your dearest friends (and your amazing husband) is a pretty perfect way to go. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #bass #gibsonguitars #oldtime #texasstyle #insideout (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 129 weeks ago
<p>This is camp. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #lifeisgood #stormjonas  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

This is camp. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #lifeisgood #stormjonas (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 129 weeks ago
<p>If we had to be snowed in with any group of people, this is about as good an option as I can imagine. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #stormjonas #nashville  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

If we had to be snowed in with any group of people, this is about as good an option as I can imagine. #fiddlebanjocamp #fiddle #banjo #stormjonas #nashville (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 129 weeks ago
<p>I just can’t let @tylerandal pick out his own camp shirt anymore. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #fiddle  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

I just can’t let @tylerandal pick out his own camp shirt anymore. #fiddlebanjocamp #banjo #fiddle (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 129 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...