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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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March 22, 2017
The celebrated duo plays a guitar and dobro version of the hit Stevie Ray Vaughan song.
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March 16, 2017
Our Irish Fiddle instructor plays the popular four-part reel in the Peghead Nation studio.
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March 07, 2017
Peghead Nation’s clawhammer banjo instructor plays a tune from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
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March 02, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar version of the old-time favorite.
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January 25, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic Bill Monroe boogie-woogie tune.
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March 20, 2017
Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.
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February 20, 2017
Learn to play traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles from a modern mandolin master.
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February 08, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors Bill Evans, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Orville Johnson join the packed Wintergrass 2017 workshop lineup.
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January 25, 2017
Sign up for updates about the new course from the mandolin master.
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January 09, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass fiddle and blues instruction for 2017.
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December 30, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.
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July 28, 2014
Peghead Nation executive producer Dan Gabel demos his 2007 Collings mandolin
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October 12, 2015
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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Mar 24, 2017
Elderly’s Chris Rietz explores three common sizes of Martin guitars, playing mahogany and rosewood versions of each size.




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