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Thompsonia: Good for What Ails You

Eric, Suzy, and Allegra Thompson's family band plays joyful “weird and obscure old-time American music.”

Dale Russ: “Farewell to Ireland”

Our Irish Fiddle instructor plays the popular four-part reel in the Peghead Nation studio.

Kaia Kater, “Paradise Fell” | LR Baggs

LR Baggs presents Canadian songwriter, singer, and banjo player Kaia Kater playing a song from her recent album, “Nine Pin.”

Brittany Haas: “Willow Creek”

Peghead Nation’s Fiddle Styles instructor plays a favorite old-time tune.

Maggini-Copy Violin

Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Chad Manning talks about his copy of a Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin, which was once believed to be authentic.

LR Baggs Synapse | Personal PA System

Lloyd Baggs introduces the new LR Baggs personal PA system designed for singer-songwriters and solo performers.

19th-Century German Fiddle

Peghead Nation Irish Fiddle instructor demonstrates his favorite instrument and his Christopher English bow.

Bruce Molsky: “Barlow Knife”

Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher plays a great traditional tune.

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Train 45 / Reuben’s Train”

A performance from Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, with an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.

Fishman SA330x Portable PA System

The new Fishman SA330x is a powerful, portable, expandable PA/amplifier system for solo acoustic performers and small ensembles.

Brittany Haas on “A Prairie Home Companion”: “Fiddle Tune Medley”

Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays in the new house band for the popular radio show, now hosted by mandolin master Chris Thile.

Sean and Sara Watkins | "Steal Your Heart Away"

LR Baggs presents Sean and Sara Watkins performing the Fleetwood Mac song "Steal Your Heart Away."

Banjo Extravaganza: “The Train That Carried My Girl from Town”

A performance from the 2016 CA Banjo Extravaganza, with Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, and an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.

Welcome Old-Time Fiddlers

Keep in touch by posting questions, comments, and lesson requests right here.

Joe K. Walsh and Sweet Loam with Darol Anger

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original tune “Pogo Big” with an all-star band at the 2016 IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.

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