You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Most of you know that we hosted a 70th birthday party for my mom earlier this month. Here’s a photo of her breaking into my car using the hatchback because @lukeplusrach (trying to be smart and helpful) locked the doors and left the keys inside when he dropped my car at the airport. Which would have been fine except I didn’t read his text that carefully and didn’t bring an extra set of keys. But my nimble 70 year old mother saved the day and here’s proof. #mymomrocks #firstworldproblems #parkinggarage #earlyflight #fiddlestar  (at Nashville International Airport)</p>

Most of you know that we hosted a 70th birthday party for my mom earlier this month. Here’s a photo of her breaking into my car using the hatchback because @lukeplusrach (trying to be smart and helpful) locked the doors and left the keys inside when he dropped my car at the airport. Which would have been fine except I didn’t read his text that carefully and didn’t bring an extra set of keys. But my nimble 70 year old mother saved the day and here’s proof. #mymomrocks #firstworldproblems #parkinggarage #earlyflight #fiddlestar (at Nashville International Airport)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>From my mom’s birthday party last weekend… I love this look on her face. #proudmom #fiddle (at Hayward, CA)</p>

From my mom’s birthday party last weekend… I love this look on her face. #proudmom #fiddle (at Hayward, CA)

Posted 125 weeks ago
<p>My sweet student Jane took 5th and our adorable camper Maddie (student of the incomparable @deanier ) took 4th today. They’re lovely and talented and we adore them. Well done ladies! #fiddle #twinlakes #kentucky  (at Grayson County)</p>

My sweet student Jane took 5th and our adorable camper Maddie (student of the incomparable @deanier ) took 4th today. They’re lovely and talented and we adore them. Well done ladies! #fiddle #twinlakes #kentucky (at Grayson County)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>The improv classes strut their stuff in the final concert #fiddle #fiddlestar #ladybegood #gibsonguitars #swing  (at FiddleStar Camps)</p>

The improv classes strut their stuff in the final concert #fiddle #fiddlestar #ladybegood #gibsonguitars #swing (at FiddleStar Camps)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>Last night’s jamming #fiddle #breakdowns #kentucky  (at Leitchfield, Kentucky)</p>

Last night’s jamming #fiddle #breakdowns #kentucky (at Leitchfield, Kentucky)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>Playing a breakdown while listening to a waltz. Sounds about like you’d think. #caseydreissengoggles #fiddle #fiddlestaryouthcamp  (at Fiddlestar Camps)</p>

Playing a breakdown while listening to a waltz. Sounds about like you’d think. #caseydreissengoggles #fiddle #fiddlestaryouthcamp (at Fiddlestar Camps)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>I’m not sure where to start explaining Dr. Tyler’s Fiddle Wrassle Extravaganza #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp #fiddle #caseydreissengoggles  (at Fiddlestar Camps)</p>

I’m not sure where to start explaining Dr. Tyler’s Fiddle Wrassle Extravaganza #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp #fiddle #caseydreissengoggles (at Fiddlestar Camps)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>Harmony singing class! #shadygrove #harmonizing #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp  (at Fiddlestar Camps)</p>

Harmony singing class! #shadygrove #harmonizing #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp (at Fiddlestar Camps)

Posted 126 weeks ago

@tylerandal is teaching the old time now. Look out. #fiddle #banjo #oldtime #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp (at Fiddlestar Camps)

Posted 126 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #jamming #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp #fiddle #gibsonguitars  (at Fiddlestar Camps)</p>

And so it begins… #jamming #fiddlestar #fiddlestaryouthcamp #fiddle #gibsonguitars (at Fiddlestar Camps)

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...