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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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November 13, 2019
The old-time duo plays the Joe Newberry original that won IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for 2012, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
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November 09, 2019
A smoking triple-mandolin version of David Grisman’s tune “E.M.D.,” recorded at the Great Lakes Music Camp 2019.
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October 29, 2019
John Reischman plays one of his popular original tunes with an all-star band at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
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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 19, 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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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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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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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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Nov 14, 2019
An extended jam on the Americana band’s tune, live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.




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