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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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June 05, 2015
Each month, we release dozens of new lessons on Peghead Nation. Here are the latest additions for all courses.
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May 19, 2015
Annette Siegel wins the grand prize of a Deering Goodtime Banjo. And she has the coolest trailer around.
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May 14, 2015
The mighty fiddle gets its own world-wide day of recognition, when fiddlers around the world gather to play and share the joy of this powerful instrument.
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May 04, 2015
Thoughts and photos from MerleFest's 28th annual gathering. Three days, 75,000 people, and countless inspired performances, insightful workshops, and spontaneous jams.
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April 23, 2015
The annual celebration of roots music runs from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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April 08, 2015
Trailer released for "Revival: The Sam Bush Story," which will premiere April 21 at the Nashville Film 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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