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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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April 12, 2018
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays the Bill Monroe favorite.
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April 05, 2018
Peghead Nation old-time banjo and fiddle teacher plays an old-time favorite with the fiddler, singer, and songwriter from the band Lula Wiles.
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March 29, 2018
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.
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March 16, 2018
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor plays a great old-time tune.
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March 07, 2018
Flatpicking master Kenny Smith plays one of his original tunes with Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors, along with bassist Max Schwartz and fiddler Nate Lee.
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October 27, 2016
Grab a free pass to the world's first Online Guitar Summit, November 1–14, and see interviews, performances, and lessons with 37 world-class guitarists.
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October 26, 2016
Seattle-based Expertise.com names Peghead Nation among the 18 top guitar-teaching resources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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October 20, 2016
Learn to play Irish Fiddle with Dale Russ in our newest Peghead Nation course.
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October 04, 2016
Join us for hands-on instruction with Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard, Joe K. Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Matt Munisteri, Eric Skye, and Mark Goldenberg at the Fretboard Summit.
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September 23, 2016
Peghead Nation is sponsoring the Workshop Stage at this year's IBMA business conference, awards show, and festival. See the lineup here.
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September 07, 2016
Dale Russ is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Fiddle beginning in mid-September.
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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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Apr 18, 2018
The songwriter, guitarist, and singer in the official video for an original song from her album “Rise.”




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