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DAN GABEL

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DanDan Gabel is Co-Founder and President of Peghead Nation. He has over 18 years experience in media and publishing and served in various business and editorial leadership roles at Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines, including Group Publisher and Editorial Director. He is an avid guitarist and mandolinist who plays, performs, and writes songs with the San Francisco Bay Area roots band Minus Mary (www.MinusMary.com).

 


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May 18, 2016
On an oddly damp drive around San Francisco, Guy Clark shared a few thoughts about building guitars, filming “Heartworn Highways,” and his dislike of festivals.
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October 14, 2019
Joe K. Walsh gathered mandolin compatriots together with his Mr. Sun bandmates for a fun take on David Grisman’s tune “Ricochet” at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
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October 02, 2019
Adam Roszkiewicz and Leif Karlstrom play one of their original fiddle and mandolin compositions from their latest album, “Dreams and Circumstances.”
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September 10, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor plays a solo version of an original tune he recorded on his stellar “Walk Along John” album.
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September 03, 2019
Peghead Nation’s new Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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August 29, 2019
Peghead Nation welcomes our two newest instructors, Zoe Guigueno and Wes Corbett, who played together in the influential stringband Joy Kills Sorrow.
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September 19, 2019
You can now learn to pay upright bass from scratch on Peghead Nation in our first bass course, taught by bassist Zoe Guigueno.
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September 19, 2019
Sign up now to learn single-string and melodic style banjo, with lessons on fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more.
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August 16, 2019
In Peghead Nation’s first bass course, the bassist from the band Della Mae teaches you how to get started on upright bass from scratch. Sign up for email updates about the launch!
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August 16, 2019
Learn single-string and melodic style banjo, with lessons on fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more. Sign up for news about the launch of Wes’s course!
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July 10, 2019
Enter to win a Weekend Camper package at this inspiring camp on the shore of Lake Michigan, with instructors including Peghead Nation’s Joe K. Walsh, Evie Ladin, John Reischman, and Brittany Haas.
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May 30, 2019
Sign up now for our latest mandolin course, and learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards.
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July 28, 2014
Peghead Nation executive producer Dan Gabel demos his 2007 Collings mandolin
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July 06, 2017
Marla Fibish demonstrates the family heirloom that has been a central part of her musical voice for over 30 years.
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August 15, 2016
A great value in an A-style mandolin from Saga Music, with solid woods and vintage-style appointments.
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September 12, 2016
A custom F-style mandolin built by Austin Clark using traditional methods.
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Oct 14, 2019
The country/Americana group plays a Jimmie Rodgers classic live in the Fishman and D’Addario showcase room at IBMA 2019.




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