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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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June 06, 2018
The Irish guitarist, songwriter, and singer performs a song about an Irish labor organizer from the early 1900s.
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May 26, 2018
Bruce takes to the porch to play two traditional favorites with guitarist and songwriter Vivian Leva and multi-instrumentalist Riley Calcagno.
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May 17, 2018
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose explore the possibilities of a bluegrass and Irish music favorite.
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May 08, 2018
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play a Smiley Burnett song during a recent house concert.
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April 30, 2018
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play “Please Baby” during a late-night set.
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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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January 25, 2017
Sign up for updates about the new course from the mandolin master.
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January 09, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass fiddle and blues instruction for 2017.
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December 30, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.
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December 05, 2016
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
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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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Jun 07, 2018
The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”




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