You Can be a FiddleStar

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

<p>And so it begins…</p>

<p>#nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashvilleacousticcamps #bluegrass #bluegrassmandolin  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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And so it begins…

#nashvillemandolincamp #mandolin #nashvilleacousticcamps #bluegrass #bluegrassmandolin (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
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Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Here are the instructors for the 2022 Nashville Clawhammer Camp. To say we are excited might be, well, just not enough. Camp is Thursday through Sunday, September 1-4, 2022. Registration opens May 1, 2022 at 9am Central. Only 15 campers. Mark your calendars - we’d love to see you. </p>

<p><a href="http://www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com">www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com</a></p>

<p>#clawhammerbanjo #banjo #oldtime #nashvilleacousticcamps #nashvilleclawhammercamp </p>

<p>@allison_de_groot @clawhammerist @johndbalch @nashvillebanjo  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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Here are the instructors for the 2022 Nashville Clawhammer Camp. To say we are excited might be, well, just not enough. Camp is Thursday through Sunday, September 1-4, 2022. Registration opens May 1, 2022 at 9am Central. Only 15 campers. Mark your calendars - we’d love to see you.

www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com

#clawhammerbanjo #banjo #oldtime #nashvilleacousticcamps #nashvilleclawhammercamp

@allison_de_groot @clawhammerist @johndbalch @nashvillebanjo (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
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Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Lester here. How’s your Monday?</p>

<p>#shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #blackdog #lesterpawfus  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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Lester here. How’s your Monday?

#shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #blackdog #lesterpawfus (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
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Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>It’s a sad day in our community. Roland White taught us all - not just about the mandolin and great tenor singing - but about being generous stewards of the music and the people who make it. May he Rest In Peace. (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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It’s a sad day in our community. Roland White taught us all - not just about the mandolin and great tenor singing - but about being generous stewards of the music and the people who make it. May he Rest In Peace. (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
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Posted 114 weeks ago
<p>Just a reminder that Adam Hurt’s Zoom Clawhammer Banjo Workshops (all about the most awesome Kentucky Fiddle Tunes!) start this coming Tuesday, April 5th, at 8:30pm Eastern. You DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND LIVE! Anyone who signs up gets the recordings of the workshops as well as the supplemental recordings and tab. Check it out and sign up at <a href="http://www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com">www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com</a>. Adam only does one or two of these series’ each year so don’t miss out!</p>

<p>@clawhammerist </p>

<p>#clawhammerbanjo #oldtime #clawhammer #banjo #kentuckyfiddletunes #adamhurt <br/>
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Just a reminder that Adam Hurt’s Zoom Clawhammer Banjo Workshops (all about the most awesome Kentucky Fiddle Tunes!) start this coming Tuesday, April 5th, at 8:30pm Eastern. You DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND LIVE! Anyone who signs up gets the recordings of the workshops as well as the supplemental recordings and tab. Check it out and sign up at www.nashvilleacousticcamps.com. Adam only does one or two of these series’ each year so don’t miss out!

@clawhammerist

#clawhammerbanjo #oldtime #clawhammer #banjo #kentuckyfiddletunes #adamhurt
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Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>See that red spot under my eye? That’s where I got an pre-cancerous actinic keratosis frozen off my face earlier today. I had a full body check while I was there and everything else seems fine. I am sharing this with you as a reminder to go get stuff handled as soon as you notice it, and maybe just go get checked out regularly whether you notice something or not. I lost a good friend to melanoma a few years ago and I think most of us figure that people don’t die from skin cancer anymore but they absolutely do and I don’t want anything to happen to any of you, the people I love. </p>

<p>The second picture is just my boy Lester and me doing what we do, just because.</p>

<p>@nashvilleskin #checkyourmoles #skinisyourlargestorgan #liquidnitrogen  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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See that red spot under my eye? That’s where I got an pre-cancerous actinic keratosis frozen off my face earlier today. I had a full body check while I was there and everything else seems fine. I am sharing this with you as a reminder to go get stuff handled as soon as you notice it, and maybe just go get checked out regularly whether you notice something or not. I lost a good friend to melanoma a few years ago and I think most of us figure that people don’t die from skin cancer anymore but they absolutely do and I don’t want anything to happen to any of you, the people I love.

The second picture is just my boy Lester and me doing what we do, just because.

@nashvilleskin #checkyourmoles #skinisyourlargestorgan #liquidnitrogen (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
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Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>@belcourttheatre always hosts the most perfect Academy Awards celebration. Nothing  better than having an entire movie theater full of people with whom to ask, what the hell just happened? For the record, I’m a pacifist and I also hate hacky jokes. So for me there were no winners in that madness. My winners were @questlove who made a brilliant documentary and @sianheder.director who made my favorite movie of the year. And those are the people on which I choose to focus. And the brilliant and lovely @marysueenglund who is my best friend and favorite movie partner.</p>

<p>#redcarpetevening #belcourt  (at Belcourt Theatre)<br/>
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@belcourttheatre always hosts the most perfect Academy Awards celebration. Nothing better than having an entire movie theater full of people with whom to ask, what the hell just happened? For the record, I’m a pacifist and I also hate hacky jokes. So for me there were no winners in that madness. My winners were @questlove who made a brilliant documentary and @sianheder.director who made my favorite movie of the year. And those are the people on which I choose to focus. And the brilliant and lovely @marysueenglund who is my best friend and favorite movie partner.

#redcarpetevening #belcourt (at Belcourt Theatre)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbp2QR6LkNX/?utm_medium=tumblr

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Lester here. On Sundays we have oatmeal.</p>

<p>#shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #blackdog #lesterpawfus #steelcut  (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)<br/>
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Lester here. On Sundays we have oatmeal.

#shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #blackdog #lesterpawfus #steelcut (at Ridgetop, Tennessee)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbnN3VjrQoh/?utm_medium=tumblr

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Never often enough. Today we delved into our deepest darkest fears, the Lydian mode (against my will), house concerts vs arena gigs, and crafting the perfect sound bites. These two have been rocks for me in this town and I am forever grateful for them. </p>

<p>#fiddlesummit #countryclublife  (at Soho House Nashville)<br/>
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Never often enough. Today we delved into our deepest darkest fears, the Lydian mode (against my will), house concerts vs arena gigs, and crafting the perfect sound bites. These two have been rocks for me in this town and I am forever grateful for them.

#fiddlesummit #countryclublife (at Soho House Nashville)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbijBVIuVOy/?utm_medium=tumblr

Posted 115 weeks ago
<p>Can’t imagine a better night than playing with @specialconsensus and several of my other bestest friends at the @stationinn1974. Even more special, it’s been a year since the passing of the venerable JT Gray and the whole evening focused on honoring his incredible legacy. Thank you to Greg and the guys for having me and thank you to JT for creating a home for bluegrass in Nashville.</p>

<p>#stationinn #bluegrass #specialconsensus </p>

<p> (at Station Inn)<br/>
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Can’t imagine a better night than playing with @specialconsensus and several of my other bestest friends at the @stationinn1974. Even more special, it’s been a year since the passing of the venerable JT Gray and the whole evening focused on honoring his incredible legacy. Thank you to Greg and the guys for having me and thank you to JT for creating a home for bluegrass in Nashville.

#stationinn #bluegrass #specialconsensus

(at Station Inn)
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Posted 116 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...