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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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February 13, 2020
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.
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February 02, 2020
Andrew Marlin and his band plays an original tune from his instrumental album, “Buried in a Cape,” backstage at Terrapin Crossroads.
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January 10, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and her progressive acoustic band play an original tune from their new album, “Formations.”
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January 02, 2020
Joe K. Walsh set a William Butler Yeats poem to music and plays it here with an all-star band, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp last fall.
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December 24, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor and his duo partner play a classic banjo tune from Virginia old-time musician Hobart Smith.
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February 10, 2020
Lots of love from our instructors this month, and new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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February 02, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
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January 12, 2020
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 20 - 23 and will feature Peghead Nation instructor John Reischman as part of the “Bluegrass Without Borders” all-star lineup.
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January 09, 2020
We’re happy to take our production studio to a room at 32Ten Studios, a space that has ties to the history of the Star Wars series, Indiana Jones movies, and Pixar’s early work.
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January 08, 2020
The new year brings new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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December 11, 2019
You can now learn to play upright bass from scratch on Peghead Nation in our first bass course, taught by bassist Zoe Guigueno.
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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 13, 2020
The mandolinist from the band Corner House plays a beautiful Muleskinner Instruments A-style mandolin, which you can win in a raffle for the Chandler Center for the Arts.




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