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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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July 02, 2020
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a David Grisman and Jerry Garcia tune.
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July 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish slip jigs.
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June 19, 2020
The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist releases a powerful new song on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, with accompaniment from cello master Yo-Yo Ma.
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June 17, 2020
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher plays and sings the classic Stephen Foster song.
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June 06, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile play tunes by one of their heroes (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco.
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March 05, 2020
What to do with all of that time? Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
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March 01, 2020
Our Irish Backup Guitar instructor is taking questions and talking about playing Irish music live on Facebook, Tuesday, March 17 at 6pm Eastern Time. Join us!
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February 10, 2020
Lots of love from our instructors this month, and new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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February 02, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
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January 12, 2020
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 20 - 23 and will feature Peghead Nation instructor John Reischman as part of the “Bluegrass Without Borders” all-star lineup.
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January 09, 2020
We’re happy to take our production studio to a room at 32Ten Studios, a space that has ties to the history of the Star Wars series, Indiana Jones movies, and Pixar’s early work.
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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 01, 2020
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.




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