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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 07, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays an improvisation on the Duke Ellington classic.
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July 29, 2019
Peghead Nation Old-Time Fiddle instructor plays and sings a traditional favorite.
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July 11, 2019
The songwriter and roots music icon talks about buying the second guitar Preston Thompson built, and plays a few songs on that 000-42 style instrument.
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July 03, 2019
The mandolin master plays a solo arrangement of the popular old-time fiddle tune.
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June 17, 2019
Peghead Nation’s mandolin instructor plays a Django Reinhardt tune with his bandmate and frequent duo partner.
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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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May 30, 2019
Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats. Enroll now!
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May 16, 2019
Learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards in the style pioneered by jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns and guitarists like Joe Pass and Bucky Pizzarelli. Sign up for updates here.
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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 13, 2019
The songwriter plays an original from his new album “Texas,” live in the LR Baggs studio in Nashville.




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