You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Finally got a display rack for the #daleearnhardt collector plates we got from @tylerandal Because decor should be thoughtful and classy. #martinguitar #3  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Finally got a display rack for the #daleearnhardt collector plates we got from @tylerandal Because decor should be thoughtful and classy. #martinguitar #3 (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 159 weeks ago
<p>Back to regular life, which is pretty great, especially when you get treats at the bank drive through. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Back to regular life, which is pretty great, especially when you get treats at the bank drive through. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>Post contest jam at @theviolinshop with the youth of the today, stars of tomorrow. #fiddle #gmfc #ibelievethechildrenarethefuture  (at The Violin Shop)</p>

Post contest jam at @theviolinshop with the youth of the today, stars of tomorrow. #fiddle #gmfc #ibelievethechildrenarethefuture (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>On the big screen… #opry #fiddle #gmfc  (at Grand Ole Opry)</p>

On the big screen… #opry #fiddle #gmfc (at Grand Ole Opry)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>A little bit of #twinfiddles with my super fave @fiddlerjustinbranum the ol’ Red Wing during judges’ entertainment. Bonus #paulkramer on guitar. #gmfc  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

A little bit of #twinfiddles with my super fave @fiddlerjustinbranum the ol’ Red Wing during judges’ entertainment. Bonus #paulkramer on guitar. #gmfc (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>Now that’s what I like to see! But even more than that, as a judge I was so grateful that the caliber of the traditional division jumped mightily this year. And the thing is, @tylerandal had a huge hand in making that happen. He invited and cajoled and encouraged as many great fiddlers to come compete as he could. Not only is he a champion fiddler, he is a generous friend and musician and that’s even better. Congratulations Tyler. #fiddle #oldtime #grandmasters  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

Now that’s what I like to see! But even more than that, as a judge I was so grateful that the caliber of the traditional division jumped mightily this year. And the thing is, @tylerandal had a huge hand in making that happen. He invited and cajoled and encouraged as many great fiddlers to come compete as he could. Not only is he a champion fiddler, he is a generous friend and musician and that’s even better. Congratulations Tyler. #fiddle #oldtime #grandmasters (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>Backstage at the #opry with these two great fiddlers - right before we went on stage to represent the #grandmasters - such an honor. Between us and the Mel Tillis band, not to mention @combsmatt and #woodypaul and #kennysears I’m pretty sure there were more #fiddles on stage  in one night than the Opry has seen in a long while. #morefiddle  (at Grand Ole Opry)</p>

Backstage at the #opry with these two great fiddlers - right before we went on stage to represent the #grandmasters - such an honor. Between us and the Mel Tillis band, not to mention @combsmatt and #woodypaul and #kennysears I’m pretty sure there were more #fiddles on stage in one night than the Opry has seen in a long while. #morefiddle (at Grand Ole Opry)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>A motley crew to be sure, but I’m proud to be in the company of such fine fiddlers. We’re judging it how we hear it… #fiddle #grandmasters #fiddlecontest #squad  (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)</p>

A motley crew to be sure, but I’m proud to be in the company of such fine fiddlers. We’re judging it how we hear it… #fiddle #grandmasters #fiddlecontest #squad (at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>Pretty much a regular Friday afternoon. Shakes at #bobbiesdairydip with @fiddlerjustinbranum and #bryanjimmerson Also, Justin is holding a #mandolin for no real reason. (at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip)</p>

Pretty much a regular Friday afternoon. Shakes at #bobbiesdairydip with @fiddlerjustinbranum and #bryanjimmerson Also, Justin is holding a #mandolin for no real reason. (at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip)

Posted 160 weeks ago
<p>This was a really big deal for me. #jayfarrar #sonvolt #trace20 #windfall  (at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville)</p>

This was a really big deal for me. #jayfarrar #sonvolt #trace20 #windfall (at 3rd & Lindsley Nashville)

Posted 161 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...