You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>@eatatchauhan did not disappoint. Fabulous fabulous food and perfect service. The “meat and three” was the perfect lunch for a solo rainy day outing. #nashville  (at Chauhan Ale and Masala House)</p>

@eatatchauhan did not disappoint. Fabulous fabulous food and perfect service. The “meat and three” was the perfect lunch for a solo rainy day outing. #nashville (at Chauhan Ale and Masala House)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>Nice to see these two back in the hood. #spring #thegeeseoftimbertrailpond #themiddayconstitutional with #sirwinstoncup  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

Nice to see these two back in the hood. #spring #thegeeseoftimbertrailpond #themiddayconstitutional with #sirwinstoncup (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 142 weeks ago
<p>He tried to explain to me that he’s plenty old enough to drive. I tried to explain to him about thumbs. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

He tried to explain to me that he’s plenty old enough to drive. I tried to explain to him about thumbs. #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>My version of St. Patrick’s Day green… Roasted celery and fennel soup - Erin go Bragh! #fiddlerswhocook #theeatingofthegreen @fiddlerjustinbranum @mimala20 @bethany_olds  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

My version of St. Patrick’s Day green… Roasted celery and fennel soup - Erin go Bragh! #fiddlerswhocook #theeatingofthegreen @fiddlerjustinbranum @mimala20 @bethany_olds (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>Love the #heartyourselfie campaign from @charlotterusse Take a selfie, tag them in it, and talk about one thing you love about yourself. They’ll donate $1 for every one to Girls Inc. The thing I love about myself is my unwavering belief that things are going to work out, even when everyone around me is taking the Eeyore approach. Also, as a bonus thing I love, my nose. #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #selflove (at Ridgetop, TN)</p>

Love the #heartyourselfie campaign from @charlotterusse Take a selfie, tag them in it, and talk about one thing you love about yourself. They’ll donate $1 for every one to Girls Inc. The thing I love about myself is my unwavering belief that things are going to work out, even when everyone around me is taking the Eeyore approach. Also, as a bonus thing I love, my nose. #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult #selflove (at Ridgetop, TN)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>In the “studio” with Kenny Smith. Photo by Henri, whose beautiful version of Lonesome Moonlight Waltz we were about to play on. Thanks to Robert Trapp for doing a great job on the camp recording today! #nashvilleflatpickcamp #martinguitar #1935d18 #fiddle #bluegrass (at Nashville Flatpick Camp)</p>

In the “studio” with Kenny Smith. Photo by Henri, whose beautiful version of Lonesome Moonlight Waltz we were about to play on. Thanks to Robert Trapp for doing a great job on the camp recording today! #nashvilleflatpickcamp #martinguitar #1935d18 #fiddle #bluegrass (at Nashville Flatpick Camp)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>#kennyandamandasmith make #nashvilleflatpickcamp what it is. We are so happy for them and their upcoming family addition. Another great weekend with our flatpick family… #guitar #flatpickguitar #martinguitar @daddarioandco  (at Nashville Flatpick Camp)</p>

#kennyandamandasmith make #nashvilleflatpickcamp what it is. We are so happy for them and their upcoming family addition. Another great weekend with our flatpick family… #guitar #flatpickguitar #martinguitar @daddarioandco (at Nashville Flatpick Camp)

Posted 143 weeks ago
<p>My mom sent me a #nashversary cake. 10 years ago today she and I got in the 83 Mercedes and started the 4 day drive to move me from San Francisco to Nashville. Thanks for remembering Mur. I miss my California family but I can imagine being without the 10 years of adventures Nashville has offered me. Special shout out to my wonderful husband who went to pick up the cake and is the best thing I found in Nashville. 😍 #nashville #fiddle (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)</p>

My mom sent me a #nashversary cake. 10 years ago today she and I got in the 83 Mercedes and started the 4 day drive to move me from San Francisco to Nashville. Thanks for remembering Mur. I miss my California family but I can imagine being without the 10 years of adventures Nashville has offered me. Special shout out to my wonderful husband who went to pick up the cake and is the best thing I found in Nashville. 😍 #nashville #fiddle (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)

Posted 144 weeks ago
<p>Tonight. 7pm Carter Vintage Nashville #davidgrier #waynehenderson #roycurry #kennyandamandasmith #adamschlenker #adamwright #flatpick #guitar #nashvilleflatpickcamp (at Carter Vintage Guitars)</p>

Tonight. 7pm Carter Vintage Nashville #davidgrier #waynehenderson #roycurry #kennyandamandasmith #adamschlenker #adamwright #flatpick #guitar #nashvilleflatpickcamp (at Carter Vintage Guitars)

Posted 144 weeks ago
<p>And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #waynehenderson #guitarlegendinthekitchen #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult  (at Nashville Acoustic Camps)</p>

And so it begins… #nashvilleflatpickcamp #waynehenderson #guitarlegendinthekitchen #sirwinstoncup #bostonterrier #bostonterriercult (at Nashville Acoustic Camps)

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...