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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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October 14, 2019
Joe K. Walsh gathered mandolin compatriots together with his Mr. Sun bandmates for a fun take on David Grisman’s tune “Ricochet” at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
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October 02, 2019
Adam Roszkiewicz and Leif Karlstrom play one of their original fiddle and mandolin compositions from their latest album, “Dreams and Circumstances.”
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September 10, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor plays a solo version of an original tune he recorded on his stellar “Walk Along John” album.
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September 03, 2019
Peghead Nation’s new Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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August 29, 2019
Peghead Nation welcomes our two newest instructors, Zoe Guigueno and Wes Corbett, who played together in the influential stringband Joy Kills Sorrow.
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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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December 06, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor’s new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths.
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December 04, 2017
Join Matt's new course now and learn the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons.
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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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Oct 14, 2019
The country/Americana group plays a Jimmie Rodgers classic live in the Fishman and D’Addario showcase room at IBMA 2019.




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