You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Happy birthday to my husband. He loves babies, dogs, heavy metal, football, NASCAR, and his family. He’s funny when you least expect it and he’s full of great ideas. He’s a talented musician but he also works hard at it, which is really more impressive when you think about it. He got to spend the day with his flatpick campers which is his happy place so that makes me happy. He deserves the happiest of birthdays.  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Happy birthday to my husband. He loves babies, dogs, heavy metal, football, NASCAR, and his family. He’s funny when you least expect it and he’s full of great ideas. He’s a talented musician but he also works hard at it, which is really more impressive when you think about it. He got to spend the day with his flatpick campers which is his happy place so that makes me happy. He deserves the happiest of birthdays. (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>“It’s perfect for this slot head I built!” One of our flatpick campers who also happens to be a luthier, loves his new @daddarioandco NS Micro Tuner. Here he is using it in the studio, one of the unique features of #nashvilleflatpickcamp Thanks D' />

“It’s perfect for this slot head I built!” One of our flatpick campers who also happens to be a luthier, loves his new @daddarioandco NS Micro Tuner. Here he is using it in the studio, one of the unique features of #nashvilleflatpickcamp Thanks D'Addario! #tuners #flatpicking #guitar (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Another of my favorites - my fabulous husband playing Billy in the Lowground with #wyattrice #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #guitar #waynehendersonguitars #prestonthompsonguitars  (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

Another of my favorites - my fabulous husband playing Billy in the Lowground with #wyattrice #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #guitar #waynehendersonguitars #prestonthompsonguitars (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>#wyattrice and #kennysmith warming up just before tonight’s #nashvilleflatpickcamp staff concert. One of my favorite moments of a night of stellar music. #oldfriends #nashville #guitar #flatpicking  (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

#wyattrice and #kennysmith warming up just before tonight’s #nashvilleflatpickcamp staff concert. One of my favorite moments of a night of stellar music. #oldfriends #nashville #guitar #flatpicking (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>I’m so proud of my cousin (top row, far right) Jessica Erin Judd and her organization Big Moves, I can hardly stand it. They are a non-profit organization that offers an opportunity for people of all sizes to learn to dance and perform on stage. And now they’re being featured in a campaign for @rainbeaucurves ! JJ and the Big Moves crew are super badass. Rock on! #celebratemysize #honormycurves #everybodydancenow #bigmoves #effyourbeautystandards</p>

I’m so proud of my cousin (top row, far right) Jessica Erin Judd and her organization Big Moves, I can hardly stand it. They are a non-profit organization that offers an opportunity for people of all sizes to learn to dance and perform on stage. And now they’re being featured in a campaign for @rainbeaucurves ! JJ and the Big Moves crew are super badass. Rock on! #celebratemysize #honormycurves #everybodydancenow #bigmoves #effyourbeautystandards

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Safety in numbers - the first jam… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #guitar #nashville</p>

Safety in numbers - the first jam… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #flatpicking #guitar #nashville

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… Jack and Jim model their new #nashvilleflatpickcamp hats and the campers start to arrive. #flatpicking #guitar #nashville  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

And so it begins… Jack and Jim model their new #nashvilleflatpickcamp hats and the campers start to arrive. #flatpicking #guitar #nashville (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Sunday morning news round up vibes. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #bostonsofinstagram  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Sunday morning news round up vibes. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #bostonsofinstagram (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>Loved getting to catch up with a former camper and always friend. Marie McGlone came to the first few FiddleStar Youth Camps and always made everyone’s experience more joyful and fun. Now she’s a student at Belmont University getting a great education and playing great music. So proud of sweet Marie! #fiddle #fiddlestar  (at The Fiddle House)</p>

Loved getting to catch up with a former camper and always friend. Marie McGlone came to the first few FiddleStar Youth Camps and always made everyone’s experience more joyful and fun. Now she’s a student at Belmont University getting a great education and playing great music. So proud of sweet Marie! #fiddle #fiddlestar (at The Fiddle House)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>These two right here. #favorites #fiddle #martinguitar #bluegrass #fiddlestarcamp  (at The Violin Shop)</p>

These two right here. #favorites #fiddle #martinguitar #bluegrass #fiddlestarcamp (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 144 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...