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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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April 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays an old-time favorite with our co-founder and guitar instructor.
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March 16, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor plays a set of jigs with our Irish Backup Guitar instructor.
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March 10, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
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March 10, 2020
Peghead Nation’s bass instructor plays a solo version of the popular Ron Sexsmith song.
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February 28, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays the Bill Monroe favorite.
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March 01, 2020
Our Irish Backup Guitar instructor is taking questions and talking about playing Irish music live on Facebook, Tuesday, March 17 at 6pm Eastern Time. Join us!
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February 10, 2020
Lots of love from our instructors this month, and new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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February 02, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
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January 12, 2020
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 20 - 23 and will feature Peghead Nation instructor John Reischman as part of the “Bluegrass Without Borders” all-star lineup.
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January 09, 2020
We’re happy to take our production studio to a room at 32Ten Studios, a space that has ties to the history of the Star Wars series, Indiana Jones movies, and Pixar’s early work.
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January 08, 2020
The new year brings new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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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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Apr 01, 2020
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