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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January 10, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and her progressive acoustic band play an original tune from their new album, “Formations.”
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January 02, 2020
Joe K. Walsh set a William Butler Yeats poem to music and plays it here with an all-star band, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp last fall.
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December 24, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor and his duo partner play a classic banjo tune from Virginia old-time musician Hobart Smith.
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December 06, 2019
Two revealers of harmonic tone play a bluegrass classic.
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November 29, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays the theme song to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
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June 01, 2018
The roots music iconoclast reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more. Sign up for updates here.
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May 02, 2018
Learn how to use the traditional clawhammer style of old-time banjo on the guitar. Join Steve now!
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April 29, 2018
Peghead Nation is proud to sponsor the popular NPR show hosted by mandolin master Chris Thile and home to a talented band that includes our fiddle instructor Brittany Haas.
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March 01, 2018
Learn classic versions of the most popular tunes that show up at bluegrass jams all over the world. Join Joe now!
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February 02, 2018
Competitions for mandolin, fiddle, and banjo scholarships are limited to 25 video submissions for each instrument, judged by a talented panel of players and instructors.
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December 30, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds guitar, singing, and bass classes to its lineup. Registration opens January 1.
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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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Jan 13, 2020
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the guitarist from Mountain Heart play a bluegrass favorite.




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