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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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November 22, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play the popular old-time tune at our first Mandolin Camp.
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November 03, 2017
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays a beautiful Bill Monroe waltz at our Camp concert.
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October 25, 2017
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays the Ralph Stanley classic at our Camp concert.
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October 18, 2017
A great mandolin duet from two members of Peghead Nation's illustrious mandolin instruction staff.
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October 10, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a traditional favorite with his trio at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.
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November 04, 2017
Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, and Bob Carlin celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo with six concerts and a mini-camp, November 8 - 12.
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October 23, 2017
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans’ wife recently passed away after a difficult battle with leukemia. Join us in sending your thoughts and support to Bill and his family.
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September 27, 2017
Join Matt's new course now and learn the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons.
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September 07, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor’s new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths.
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August 29, 2017
Due to popular demand, we've released another five seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 2017.
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August 25, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor launches new theory course in September. Sign up for email 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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Nov 22, 2017
Scott Ainslie plays a beautiful version of “You Don't Know What Love Is” on a custom parlor guitar from Froggy Bottom Guitars.




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