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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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July 12, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Mike Compton plays this iconic song with the original band that gave “O Brother, Where Art Thou” its authentic sound.
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June 28, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a Charlie Monroe song with his old-time trio at the Father's Day Festival in Grass Valley, California.
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June 15, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a blues standard with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
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May 19, 2017
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play “Grana,” the title song from their new album of violin and mandolin duets exploring bluegrass and classical improvisation.
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May 11, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar version of the jam-session favorite.
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August 15, 2016
Bruce Molsky and Evie Ladin are heading to Sorrento, BC, to teach at the popular NimbleFingers workshops in late August.
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August 11, 2016
An all-star lineup comes together to help Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans and his family.
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August 02, 2016
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
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July 19, 2016
Our popular mandolin teacher adds a second course on Peghead Nation. Sign up for email updates here.
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June 23, 2016
Submit a video of yourself playing a Bill Monroe tune for your chance to win a full scholarship to this year's Monroe Mandolin Camp with Mike Compton.
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June 16, 2016
Peghead Nation is happy to be part of the second annual gathering of some of the world's greatest guitar builders and players at the second Fretboard Summit. 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 12, 2017
Martin’s Dave Doll shows the parts of a guitar, explaining what some of the common terminology refers to and demystifying guitar-speak.




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