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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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September 14, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor dips into the Great American Songbook and plays a Rodgers and Hart classic.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays a beautiful version of the traditional folk favorite.
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August 25, 2020
An acoustic quartet arrangement of the Beatles classic.
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August 11, 2020
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an old-time fiddle tune.
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August 13, 2015
Catch Peghead Nation's banjo instructor in concert with his trio live through Concert Window on Sunday, August 16.
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July 21, 2015
The acoustic instrument retailer in Lansing, Michigan, creates an artful mural that conveys many of the wonders that await visitors to this legendary store.
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July 15, 2015
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor release their second album as Noctambule. Listen to the title track and "Out of Time" here.
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July 10, 2015
Enter to win a Weekend Camper package at this inspiring camp on the shore of Lake Michigan, with instructors including Peghead Nation’s Joe K. Walsh, Evie Ladin, John Reischman, and Brittany Haas.
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July 03, 2015
Each month, we release dozens of new lessons on Peghead Nation. Here are the latest additions for all courses, with sample clips for all instruments.
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June 26, 2015
Mike Compton, Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, and Joe Newberry play the song "Lazy John" in Grass Valley, California during the annual Father's Day Festival.
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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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Sep 17, 2020
The guitarist and founding member of the Waybacks pays homage to Doc Watson with a medley of "Bright Sunny South" and “Jack-A-Roe,” a traditional song that became a mainstay of the Grateful Dead.




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