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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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April 12, 2018
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays the Bill Monroe favorite.
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April 05, 2018
Peghead Nation old-time banjo and fiddle teacher plays an old-time favorite with the fiddler, singer, and songwriter from the band Lula Wiles.
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March 29, 2018
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.
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March 16, 2018
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor plays a great old-time tune.
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March 07, 2018
Flatpicking master Kenny Smith plays one of his original tunes with Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors, along with bassist Max Schwartz and fiddler Nate Lee.
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July 16, 2017
Join us in Yosemite for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017. Sign up for email updates!
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July 05, 2017
Sign up for updates about Matt's new course focusing on the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons, coming to Peghead Nation in October.
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May 08, 2017
Enter to win a Spring prize package from Fishman and Peghead Nation, with nine winners and over $5,000 in prizes.
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March 20, 2017
Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.
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February 20, 2017
Learn to play traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles from a modern mandolin master.
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February 08, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors Bill Evans, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Orville Johnson join the packed Wintergrass 2017 workshop lineup.
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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 18, 2018
The songwriter, guitarist, and singer in the official video for an original song from her album “Rise.”




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