The Judge by Twenty One Pilots // Say hello again to my incredible brother, Gabe! @openly_gabe He’s one of the coolest, funniest, and talented people I know and has incredible vision for where he wants to be in life. He’s currently getting his Master’s degree in Film Production out in SoCal and is constantly working on various creative endeavors. In addition to studying, he plays guitar, ukulele, piano, trumpet, and sings. He’s also a talented writer and visual artist. I mean, what can’t he do?! Keep your eye on this guy — he is one to watch! ✨👀✨

Not a bad way to spend a Friday night! #fiddle_forays #ipreview @preview.app

On nights when I’m not playing tunes, you can catch me here. Or you can catch fish, there’s plenty of those too #fiddle_forays #ipreview @preview.app

Got plans tomorrow night? Dane and I are playing outside County Emmet Celtic Shop from 6-8 in Petoskey for Friday’s Petoskey Rocks weekly event! There may even be a food truck... and of course some sweet deals inside the store, not that I’m biased about my workplace or anything. 😏 Stop by and see us! #fiddle_forays

What a perfect evening for a wedding! And what a perfect location, too! John, Rick and I played a bit of Irish themed wedding music at the top of Boyne Highlands looking out over Little Traverse Bay and got to witness a beautiful and intimate ceremony celebrating Sean and Erin’s new journey together! The icing on the cake was getting to ride the ski lift back down the big hill - squee!! 😍🎻 Check out my stories for more pics of this gorgeous venue! #fiddle_forays #ipreview @preview.app

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan

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Fiddlesticks! One of my favorite fiddle experiments to date... A couple nights ago Chris and I went to listen to @themoxiestrings on Mackinac Island (check out their page, really high energy and creative duo, sometimes trio!) and during the set fiddlesticks made an appearance. I was reminded of this memory playing my friend Derry’s fiddle outside of the Blarney Castle hotel in the square almost a year and a half ago, and I just couldn’t resist sharing it with y’all! I can’t remember if Derry was using knitting needles, chopsticks, or random twigs we found on the ground, but all are feasible options 😉.
For those of you fellow music nerds out there, we had her fiddle tuned down in open tuning (meaning the four strings are G-D-G-D rather than G-D-A-E). It really helps the bass notes resonate more when the sticks come into play. So she would play the rhythm on the bottom two strings while I played the melody on the top two! Full video can be found on my IGTV (finally trying it out, why not right?) or on my Facebook music page, which you should follow if you’re not already!
Also if you’re looking for another great music blog to read, check out the fiddler from Moxie Strings @dianaladio ‘s website Driift — she covers the real deal, the behind the scenes of being a touring musician, travel tips and stories, and more! Give her a follow too! #fiddle_forays #ipreview @preview.app

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” ― Haruki Murakami


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