You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>#sirwinstoncup has three blankets. I washed them all today and he couldn’t decide which one to snuggle first. He tried to hug and climb inside all three at the same time. #greedy #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #decisions (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

#sirwinstoncup has three blankets. I washed them all today and he couldn’t decide which one to snuggle first. He tried to hug and climb inside all three at the same time. #greedy #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #decisions (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 140 weeks ago
<p>Here’s a cake I made. It’s a magic chocolate flan cake. It’s magic because while it bakes, the cake and the flan reverse themselves in the pan. Thanks @testkitchen for this. I’ll never eat another cake besides this one. Also, adorable background coleus plant from my friend Nate Lee. #cake #flan #ibaked #magiccake (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

Here’s a cake I made. It’s a magic chocolate flan cake. It’s magic because while it bakes, the cake and the flan reverse themselves in the pan. Thanks @testkitchen for this. I’ll never eat another cake besides this one. Also, adorable background coleus plant from my friend Nate Lee. #cake #flan #ibaked #magiccake (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 140 weeks ago
<p>The back yard plus almost invisible deer. A beautiful way to close the day. #countrylife #nashville #nofilter (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

The back yard plus almost invisible deer. A beautiful way to close the day. #countrylife #nashville #nofilter (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 141 weeks ago
<p>A fabulous afternoon spent at the Fiddle House - Brandon beautifully rehabbed my old ¾ fiddle and it sounds as amazing as it ever has. That fiddle has had quite a life, I’ve loaned it out many times - Tristan Clarridge, Tatiana Hargreaves, and several other amazing young players have played it over the years and it just keeps getting better. Instruments with history are inspiring. #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #thefiddlehouse #oldmadegood #lottatunesinthere  (at The Fiddle House)</p>

A fabulous afternoon spent at the Fiddle House - Brandon beautifully rehabbed my old ¾ fiddle and it sounds as amazing as it ever has. That fiddle has had quite a life, I’ve loaned it out many times - Tristan Clarridge, Tatiana Hargreaves, and several other amazing young players have played it over the years and it just keeps getting better. Instruments with history are inspiring. #fiddle #oldtime #bluegrass #thefiddlehouse #oldmadegood #lottatunesinthere (at The Fiddle House)

Posted 141 weeks ago
<p>A gift from our students Ron and Sue Glidden - so lovely and thoughtful. They made it themselves! #twinfiddles #fiddle #teacherlove #sangiovese  (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

A gift from our students Ron and Sue Glidden - so lovely and thoughtful. They made it themselves! #twinfiddles #fiddle #teacherlove #sangiovese (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 141 weeks ago
<p>It’s super cool to make a taller friend. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #bubbles #stbernard (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

It’s super cool to make a taller friend. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #bubbles #stbernard (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 141 weeks ago
<p>Found this flyer in #eastnasty today. Very advanced “go to Jack Pearson”. Excellent advice. #soinside #nashville #guitarlessons (at Mitchell Delicatessen)</p>

Found this flyer in #eastnasty today. Very advanced “go to Jack Pearson”. Excellent advice. #soinside #nashville #guitarlessons (at Mitchell Delicatessen)

Posted 141 weeks ago
<p>Really excited for everyone at The Violin Shop and The Fiddle House. This merger brings together all our favorite fiddle people in Nashville into one beautiful monopoly of fiddle fabulousness. Happy to celebrate them tonight! #fiddle #theviolinshop #thefiddlehouse #togetheragain #nashville  (at The Fiddle House)</p>

Really excited for everyone at The Violin Shop and The Fiddle House. This merger brings together all our favorite fiddle people in Nashville into one beautiful monopoly of fiddle fabulousness. Happy to celebrate them tonight! #fiddle #theviolinshop #thefiddlehouse #togetheragain #nashville (at The Fiddle House)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Just got cut off by this guy. #heavencanwait #irony  (at I-65 Nashville,Tn)</p>

Just got cut off by this guy. #heavencanwait #irony (at I-65 Nashville,Tn)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Tonight I made a 15" paella for two because well, it’s Thursday. And also because my husband has just been kinda extra awesome this week and I wanted to do something special for him. Good thing he liked it. There are leftovers. #paella #fiddlerswhocook @fiddlerjustinbranum @bethany_olds @mimala20  (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)</p>

Tonight I made a 15" paella for two because well, it’s Thursday. And also because my husband has just been kinda extra awesome this week and I wanted to do something special for him. Good thing he liked it. There are leftovers. #paella #fiddlerswhocook @fiddlerjustinbranum @bethany_olds @mimala20 (at Lynch Chowning Music Camp Headquarters)

Posted 142 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...