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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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September 14, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar duet of John Reischman’s original waltz.
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August 22, 2017
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play the title track from their recently released Noctambule album.
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August 10, 2017
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest,” an original tune written by Tristan and included on their new album of violin and mandolin duets, “Grana.”
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July 26, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original song, inspired by a late-19th-century Arctic explorer. With Brittany Haas on fiddle.
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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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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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May 25, 2016
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle instructor’s latest recording is a solo CD/DVD package released by the Old-Time Tiki Parlour.
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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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Sep 21, 2017
Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.




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