Peghead Nation Author

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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March 26, 2015
The guitarist leaves behind a musical legacy that includes ground-breaking solo work, iconic recordings with Bert Jansch and Pentangle, and a legion of fingerstylists that he influenced.
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March 24, 2015
The influential mandolinist turned 70 this month, and folks are celebrating.
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February 25, 2015
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and Della Mae guitarist and songwriter to be featured on Concert Window's Bluegrass Roundup online festival on Friday, February 27.
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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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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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