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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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February 04, 2019
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play an old-time favorite.
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January 29, 2019
Peghead Nation Celtic Guitar instructor plays a traditional Greek tune with guitarist Julia Toaspern.
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January 22, 2019
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play John Hartford’s humorous blues song.
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January 10, 2019
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle and banjo teacher plays a John Salyer tune with the young award-winning fiddler and singer.
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January 03, 2019
Peghead Nation Celtic Guitar instructor sings and plays a Robert Burns song with fiddler Julia Toaspern.
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January 30, 2019
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 21 - 24 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Bruce Molsky and Marcy Marxer as part of an all-star lineup.
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December 31, 2018
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp announces its lineup of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and vocal instructors, and opens for registration.
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October 04, 2018
Peghead Nation instructors Bruce Molsky, Joe K. Walsh, and Bill Evans are part of the lineup of teachers for this inspiring weekend on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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August 29, 2018
Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor played a few tunes and answered questions from her students on Facebook Live, and here's the whole video.
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August 18, 2018
Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor will play a few tunes and take questions from her students live on Facebook, Friday, August 24 at 1pm. Join us!
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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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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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Feb 14, 2019
A look at the design of the new Martin guitar strings and comparison to Martin’s previous string models.




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