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Join Sharon Gilchrist’s Facebook Live Event, Friday, August 24

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Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor will play a few tunes and take questions from her students live on Facebook, Friday, August 24 at 1pm. Join us! https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/join-sharon-gilchrists-facebook-live-event-friday-august-24/

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “Sail Away Ladies”

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Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play the Kenny Baker version of this traditional favorite. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/live-onstage/harmonic-tone-revealers-sail-away-ladies-house-concert/

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Egypt”

One of the highlights of this year................s Wintergrass........ the 25th Anniversay of the popular bluegrass festival........ was the collaboration between the Swedish trio V
Exclusive video of the supergroup playing Mike Marshalls tune Egypt live at Wintergrass 2018. https://pegheadnation.com/peghead-partners/performances/shubb-capos-mike-marshall-darol-anger-vasen-egypt/

Monroe Mondays: “Ozark Rag”

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One of the many tunes Bill Monroe wrote in his later years. https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/monroe-mondays-ozark-rag/

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Flippen”

One of the highlights of this year................s Wintergrass........ the 25th Anniversay of the popular bluegrass festival........ was the collaboration between the Swedish trio V
A powerhouse collaboration on stage at Wintergrass 2018, playing the Vsen tune Flippen with a fun interlude of Squirrel Hunters. https://pegheadnation.com/peghead-partners/performances/shubb-capos-mike-marshall-darol-anger-vasen-flippen/

Keep Going!

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Practical tips on how to find the motivation to keep practicing when life, schedules, and distractions pull at you. https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/keep-going/

Brittany Haas and Chris Thile: “Crow Molly”/“Ship in the Clouds”

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Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and Live From Here host Chris Thile play tunes by one of their heroes (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/live-onstage/brittany-haas-chris-thile-scott-nygaard-crow-molly-ship-fools/

Collings MF O

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A great oval soundhole F-style mandolin. https://pegheadnation.com/instruments-gear/fine-lutherie/collings-mf-o/

Coming Soon! The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

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The roots music iconoclast reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more. Sign up for updates here. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/banjo-according-danny-barnes-course-coming-soon/

Scroggins and Rose: “St. Anne’s Reel Improvisation”

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Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose explore the possibilities of a bluegrass and Irish music favorite. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/studio/scroggins-and-rose-st-annes-reel-improvisation/

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “It’s My Lazy Day”

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Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play a Smiley Burnett song during a recent house concert. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/live-onstage/harmonic-tone-revealers-its-my-lazy-day/

Maegen Wells A-Style Mandolin and 15-Inch Archtop Guitar

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Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio. https://pegheadnation.com/instruments-gear/fine-lutherie/maegen-wells-style-mandolin-and-15-inch-archtop-guitar/

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, “Please Baby”

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Mike Compton was at the 2016 IBMA World of Bluegr....ass gathering with a full itinerary. The Soggy Bottom Boys........ the band Mike has been in since they provided the music for the hit movie O Brother
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play Please Baby during a late-night set. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/live-onstage/mike-compton-and-joe-newberry-please-baby/

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Watson’s Blues”

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Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/studio/nygaard-walsh-watsons-blues/

Listen to the Latest Broadcast of “Live from Here with Chris Thile”

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Peghead Nation is proud to sponsor the popular NPR show hosted by mandolin master Chris Thile and home to a talented band that includes our fiddle instructor Brittany Haas. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/listen-live-here-chris-thile-weekend/

Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Studebaker”

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Flatpicking master Kenny Smith plays one of his original tunes with Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors, along with bassist Max Schwartz and fiddler Nate Lee. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/live-onstage/bill-evans-kenny-smith-studebaker/

New Course! Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh

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Learn classic versions of the most popular tunes that show up at bluegrass jams all over the world. Join Joe now! https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/bluegrass-mandolin-jam-favorites-joe-walsh-course-new-course/

Marla Fibish and Dale Russ: “The Killavil Jig/Banish Misfortune”

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Peghead Nations Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish jigs. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/studio/dale-russ-and-marla-fibish-killavil-jigbanish-misfortune/

Dixie Hoedown, Part 1

The bluegrass jam favorite ................Dixie Hoedown................ comes from mandolin great Jesse McReynolds and has been recorded by numerous people........ including Jerry Douglas........ David Grisman
https://pegheadnation.com/string-school/courses/bluegrass-mandolin-jam-favorites/dixie-hoedown-part-1/

Scroggins and Rose: “Frayed Knot”

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Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play an original composition from their recent album of mandolin and fiddle duets. https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/studio/scroggins-and-rose-frayed-knot/

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