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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 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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October 04, 2017
Congratulations to Tristan Scroggins on winning an IBMA 2017 Momentum Award in the Instrumentalist category. Watch Tristan and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest.”
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January 29, 2015
Listen to "The Other Side of the Mountain" from Jorma Kaukonen's forthcoming album "Ain't In No Hurry," which will be released February 17.
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January 12, 2015
With the new song, "Brush My Teeth with Coca-Cola," Tim O'Brien launches his Short Order Sessions label.
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December 22, 2014
Bluegrass ensemble John Reischman and the Jaybirds and solo guitarist Sean McGowan offer new albums that you’ll return to for many holiday seasons to come.
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December 13, 2014
The 43rd annual RockyGrass Festival will run from Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26, 2015.
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December 03, 2014
Catch Scott Nygaard on Concert Window Thursday, December 4 with Cara Luft, live from Portland, OR.
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November 17, 2014
Early 2015 will bring a new album and a North American tour from the Punch Brothers, who just released a new song from the as-yet-untitled album.
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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 16, 2017
A look at a Gold Tone Banjola Deluxe, a Zimnicki ukulele made from reclaimed wood from a building in Detroit, and a rare 1970s Fender Starcaster.




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