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Preston Thompson, 1956–2019

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The Thompson Guitars founder leaves a legacy of high-quality vintage-inspired guitar making. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/preston-thompson-19562019/

Join Matt Munisteri at Red Hot Strings Workshop | Port Townsend, Washington, May 15–19

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Peghead Nations jazz guitar instructor hosts a workshop and celebration of hot jazz, 1930s swing, Western and Hawaiian swing, and much more. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/join-matt-munisteri-red-hot-strings-workshop/

Join Peghead Nation at Wintergrass 2019

Every February in Seattle........ thousands of acoustic musicians and fans gather for the three........day Wintergrass Music Festival........ happening this year on February 21
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 21 - 24 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Bruce Molsky and Marcy Marxer as part of an all-star lineup. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/join-peghead-nation-wintergrass-2019/

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2019

Peghead Nation........s Monroe........Style Mandolin instructor Mike Compton has hosted the Monroe Mandolin Camp............for the past five years................offering students a weekend full of instruction
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp announces its lineup of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and vocal instructors. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/monroe-mandolin-camp-lineup-2019/

Tony McManus Healdsburg Guitar Retreat 2018

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Peghead Nation co-founder Teja Gerken to join Celtic Guitar instructor for a weekend of guitar immersion in Healdsburg, California. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/tony-mcmanus-guitar-weekend-2018/

Great Lakes Music Camp 2018

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Peghead Nation instructors Bruce Molsky, Joe K. Walsh, and Bill Evans are part of the lineup of teachers for this inspiring weekend on the shore of Lake Michigan. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/great-lakes-music-camp-2018/

Sharon Gilchrist Talks Mandolin

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Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor played a few tunes and answered questions from her students on Facebook Live, and here's the whole video. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/sharon-gilchrist-talks-mandolin/

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/

New Course! The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

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Start taking lessons now with the roots music iconoclast. Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/banjo-according-danny-barnes-course-new-course/

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/

2018 Winters Guitarfest, June 29 - 30

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San Francisco Bay Area festival includes luthier exhibits, player workshops, and concerts. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/2018-winters-guitarfest-june-29-30/

New Course! Clawhammer Guitar with Steve Baughman

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Learn how to use the traditional clawhammer style of old-time banjo on the guitar. Join Steve now! https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/clawhammer-guitar-steve-baughman-new-course/

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/

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/

Monroe Mandolin Camp Announces Video Scholarship Competitions

Mike Compton................s Monroe Mandolin Camp has announced that it will be holding three Video Scholarship Compe....titions this year for banjo........ mandolin........ and fiddle students. These scholarships will be available for this year
Competitions for mandolin, fiddle, and banjo scholarships are limited to 25 video submissions for each instrument, judged by a talented panel of players and instructors. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/monroe-mandolin-camp-video-scholarship-competition/

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2018 Lineup Announced

For the past four years in September........ Peghead Nation........s Monroe........Style Mandolin instructor Mike Compton has hosted the Monroe Mandolin Camp........ offering students a weekend full of instruction
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds guitar, singing, and bass classes to its lineup. Registration opens January 1. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/monroe-mandolin-camp-lineup-2018/

Now Live! Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning

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Peghead Nation fiddle instructors new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/chad-manning-theory-mandolin-fiddle-launch-2/

Guitars with Heart Benefit Concert

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Peghead Nation instructors to participate in fundraiser for victims of Northern California fires. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/guitars-heart-benefit-concert/

Kathy McFarland Evans

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Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans wife recently passed away after a difficult battle with leukemia. Join us in sending your thoughts and support to Bill and his family. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/breaking-news/bill-evans-kathy-mcfarland-evans/

California Banjo Extravaganza 2017

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Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, and Bob Carlin celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo with six concerts and a mini-camp, November 8 - 12. https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/bill-evans-california-banjo-extravaganza-2017/

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Apr 10, 2019
Scott Ainslie plays a Lonnie Johnson tune on a beautiful maple jumbo guitar from Froggy Bottom.




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