You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>Relaxing afternoons with big dogs and great #oldtime musicians at #clifftop this weekend. #jasonashby #rhysjones #giantlab  (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)</p>

Relaxing afternoons with big dogs and great #oldtime musicians at #clifftop this weekend. #jasonashby #rhysjones #giantlab (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)

Posted 168 weeks ago
<p>Happy times at #clifftop this weekend - good friends, good music… #oldtime #westvirginia  (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)</p>

Happy times at #clifftop this weekend - good friends, good music… #oldtime #westvirginia (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)

Posted 168 weeks ago
<p>Yet another #adamsfamily rears its head at #clifftop this year. Adam from Pisgah Banjos, @clawhammerist and of course my dear husband. So much banjo love here… (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)</p>

Yet another #adamsfamily rears its head at #clifftop this year. Adam from Pisgah Banjos, @clawhammerist and of course my dear husband. So much banjo love here… (at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival)

Posted 168 weeks ago
<p>Cowgirl hat giveaway day at @sfgiants game. Obvs. The ladies lookin fly. #mymomrocks #aunthottie #attpark  (at AT&T Park)</p>

Cowgirl hat giveaway day at @sfgiants game. Obvs. The ladies lookin fly. #mymomrocks #aunthottie #attpark (at AT&T Park)

Posted 169 weeks ago
<p>My @krogerco got all jacked up. It has an olive bar, people. An olive bar! And @cowgirlcreamery cheese and I just don’t even know what to do with myself. Later Green Hills, you ain’t gonna be seeing me again for a while… (at Kroger)</p>

My @krogerco got all jacked up. It has an olive bar, people. An olive bar! And @cowgirlcreamery cheese and I just don’t even know what to do with myself. Later Green Hills, you ain’t gonna be seeing me again for a while… (at Kroger)

Posted 169 weeks ago
<p>#tbt to 1962 when legendary author Aldous Huxley came to speak at my mother’s high school in Hayward, CA. That’s my mother (looking adorably like Peggy from Mad Men) directly behind Mr. Huxley. She covered his visit for the school newspaper. #bravenewworld #huxley #haywardhigh  (at Hayward, CA)</p>

#tbt to 1962 when legendary author Aldous Huxley came to speak at my mother’s high school in Hayward, CA. That’s my mother (looking adorably like Peggy from Mad Men) directly behind Mr. Huxley. She covered his visit for the school newspaper. #bravenewworld #huxley #haywardhigh (at Hayward, CA)

Posted 169 weeks ago
<p>Hello my fabulous #fiddle friends! Please take advantage of this thing here. This awesome opportunity will not come again soon. #dontmissout #fiddlegoals  (at The Violin Shop)</p>

Hello my fabulous #fiddle friends! Please take advantage of this thing here. This awesome opportunity will not come again soon. #dontmissout #fiddlegoals (at The Violin Shop)

Posted 169 weeks ago
<p>So grateful to @daddarioandco for the awesome micro tuners - we were able to give both violin and guitar tuners to every single #fiddlestar camper this year due to their generosity. Tuning rules! #fiddle #banjo #mandolin #guitar  (at Fiddlestar Camps)</p>

So grateful to @daddarioandco for the awesome micro tuners - we were able to give both violin and guitar tuners to every single #fiddlestar camper this year due to their generosity. Tuning rules! #fiddle #banjo #mandolin #guitar (at Fiddlestar Camps)

Posted 170 weeks ago
<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 170 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 170 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...