You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>At the close of the #insideout tour, it seems only fair to share a photo that proves @clawhammerist and I actually played music instead of merely eating and buying shoes. We had a wonderful time playing tunes from our new album and even got to welcome a special guest, my dear friend Doug Fleener, at Abbie Weisenbloom’s awesome house concert in Portland. Thank you all for a wonderful week! #tourlife #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #clawhammer #fiddlebanjo  (at Portland, Oregon)</p>

At the close of the #insideout tour, it seems only fair to share a photo that proves @clawhammerist and I actually played music instead of merely eating and buying shoes. We had a wonderful time playing tunes from our new album and even got to welcome a special guest, my dear friend Doug Fleener, at Abbie Weisenbloom’s awesome house concert in Portland. Thank you all for a wonderful week! #tourlife #oldtime #fiddle #banjo #clawhammer #fiddlebanjo (at Portland, Oregon)

Posted 136 weeks ago
<p>And as we close out the very first #insideout tour, we leave you with a late discovery - @clawhammerist and my shared love for Ethiopian food. Plentiful and delicious in Vancouver and enjoyed with our dear friends Garry and Marilyn Stevenson. All the more delicious! #pnw #tourlife #roadfood  (at Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant)</p>

And as we close out the very first #insideout tour, we leave you with a late discovery - @clawhammerist and my shared love for Ethiopian food. Plentiful and delicious in Vancouver and enjoyed with our dear friends Garry and Marilyn Stevenson. All the more delicious! #pnw #tourlife #roadfood (at Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant)

Posted 136 weeks ago
<p>Since some of you asked… @clawhammerist and I could not leave without a new pair each. And yes, we understand if you all stage an intervention. #fluevog #insideout #pnw #canadianshoeshopping @fluevog  (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)</p>

Since some of you asked… @clawhammerist and I could not leave without a new pair each. And yes, we understand if you all stage an intervention. #fluevog #insideout #pnw #canadianshoeshopping @fluevog (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>And then @clawhammerist and I did the thing we both love almost as much as we love eating food of all shapes. Shoe shopping. Hello lovely Fluevogs! And thanks to Jim for delightful service… #tourlife #pnw #canadianshoeshopping #fluevog #insideout  (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)</p>

And then @clawhammerist and I did the thing we both love almost as much as we love eating food of all shapes. Shoe shopping. Hello lovely Fluevogs! And thanks to Jim for delightful service… #tourlife #pnw #canadianshoeshopping #fluevog #insideout (at John Fluevog Boots & Shoes LTD)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>And then our hosts made us this for dinner’s first course. Buying this cookbook immediately. Ina Garten, you little minx… @clawhammerist #insideout #pnw #tourlife #roadfood #tartinitup  (at Bellingham, Washington)</p>

And then our hosts made us this for dinner’s first course. Buying this cookbook immediately. Ina Garten, you little minx… @clawhammerist #insideout #pnw #tourlife #roadfood #tartinitup (at Bellingham, Washington)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>And then this sort of seemed like the middle of the road for @clawhammerist and me. Nutritious and delicious, with a hint of decadence. Road food strikes again. #tourlife #pnw #insideout #crepes #roadfood  (at Magdalena’s)</p>

And then this sort of seemed like the middle of the road for @clawhammerist and me. Nutritious and delicious, with a hint of decadence. Road food strikes again. #tourlife #pnw #insideout #crepes #roadfood (at Magdalena’s)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>I can’t speak to that activity specifically, but I did come up with a fairly comprehensive list of other things for which that bathroom is too filthy. #insideout #pnw #tourlife  (at Roosevelt Shell)</p>

I can’t speak to that activity specifically, but I did come up with a fairly comprehensive list of other things for which that bathroom is too filthy. #insideout #pnw #tourlife (at Roosevelt Shell)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>The most paparazzi I will ever have… Here we have everyone recording the slow rendition of Whiteface from yesterday’s fiddle workshop. Huzzah! #feelingsuperfamous #insideout #fiddle #oldtime  (at Dusty Strings Music)</p>

The most paparazzi I will ever have… Here we have everyone recording the slow rendition of Whiteface from yesterday’s fiddle workshop. Huzzah! #feelingsuperfamous #insideout #fiddle #oldtime (at Dusty Strings Music)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>Sitting by the fire on Bainbridge Island. Found Howard Marshall’s fabulous book on Missouri fiddlers and the opening quote was just too good not to share. #pnw #fiddle #insideout #fiddlebanjo #missourifiddling #missouri (at Bainbridge Island, Washington)</p>

Sitting by the fire on Bainbridge Island. Found Howard Marshall’s fabulous book on Missouri fiddlers and the opening quote was just too good not to share. #pnw #fiddle #insideout #fiddlebanjo #missourifiddling #missouri (at Bainbridge Island, Washington)

Posted 137 weeks ago
<p>See I told you. Today was better, nutrition content wise. @clawhammerist #pho #fiddlebanjo #insideout #seattlelife #pnw  (at Lucky’s Pho)</p>

See I told you. Today was better, nutrition content wise. @clawhammerist #pho #fiddlebanjo #insideout #seattlelife #pnw (at Lucky’s Pho)

Posted 137 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...