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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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July 02, 2020
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a David Grisman and Jerry Garcia tune.
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July 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish slip jigs.
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June 19, 2020
The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist releases a powerful new song on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, with accompaniment from cello master Yo-Yo Ma.
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June 17, 2020
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher plays and sings the classic Stephen Foster song.
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June 06, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile play tunes by one of their heroes (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco.
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April 28, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Fingerstyle Guitar instructor spent an hour on our Facebook page recently, talking about all aspects of fingerstyle guitar. Watch the whole workshop here.
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April 27, 2020
Our ukulele instructor walked through a chord-melody version of “Bye Bye Blues,” demonstrated other musical styles, and more during an hour-long takeover of our Facebook page.
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April 22, 2020
Join Peghead Nation’s Old-Time Fiddle instructor live on Facebook at 7 PM Eastern Time for a Q&A session and a few tunes.
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April 22, 2020
Join Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo instructor live on Facebook at 11 AM Pacific Time for a workshop on drop-thumb technique and a Q & A with her students.
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April 18, 2020
Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor fielded questions from his students and other mandolin enthusiasts in a wide-ranging one-hour live session on Facebook. Check out the video here.
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April 16, 2020
Guitar guru and Peghead Nation’s Fingerstyle Guitar instructor is taking questions from his students and playing a few tunes live on Facebook, Saturday, April 25, at 12 pm Pacific Time. Join us!
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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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Jul 01, 2020
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.




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