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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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August 04, 2018
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play the Kenny Baker version of this traditional favorite.
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July 27, 2018
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Danny Barnes plays and sings one of his original songs, with Scott Nygaard on guitar.
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July 18, 2018
The renowned guitarist plays a Shel Silverstein song on a Sobell banjola, with Amy Smith on harmony vocals.
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July 05, 2018
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.
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June 22, 2018
The renowned guitarist plays an original song in his Sheffield, England, studio with Amy Smith on harmony vocals.
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July 03, 2018
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.
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June 01, 2018
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.
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May 02, 2018
Learn how to use the traditional clawhammer style of old-time banjo on the guitar. Join Steve now!
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April 29, 2018
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.
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March 01, 2018
Learn classic versions of the most popular tunes that show up at bluegrass jams all over the world. Join Joe now!
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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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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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Aug 14, 2018
Elderly Instruments owner Stan Werbin demonstrates a beautifully designed open-back banjo built in the 1890s.




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