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DAN GABEL

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DanDan Gabel is Co-Founder and Executive Producer 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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February 14, 2018
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play an original composition from their recent album of mandolin and fiddle duets.
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January 23, 2018
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas plays an original tune with her talent-packed quartet.
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January 08, 2018
A three-mandolin, one-guitar version of the popular fiddle tune, played by the instructors at the first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp.
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December 19, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a Hank Williams classic with bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John Mailander on octave mandolin.
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December 06, 2017
Peghead Nation jazz guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Nick Lucas composition.
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February 16, 2018
Learn classic versions of the most popular tunes that show up at bluegrass jams all over the world. Taught by Joe K. Walsh, and launching soon. Sign up for updates here.
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February 02, 2018
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.
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December 30, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds guitar, singing, and bass classes to its lineup. Registration opens January 1.
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December 06, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor’s new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths.
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December 04, 2017
Join Matt's new course now and learn the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons.
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November 04, 2017
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.
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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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Feb 15, 2018
Two guitar masters perform an original tune from their 2014 album, “Avalon.”




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