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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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June 17, 2019
Peghead Nation’s mandolin instructor plays a Django Reinhardt tune with his bandmate and frequent duo partner.
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June 06, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
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May 30, 2019
Peghead Nation’s new Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays a beautiful version of a classic song from “The Wizard of Oz.”
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May 22, 2019
Peghead Nation’s new Irish Backup Guitar instructor plays a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
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April 30, 2019
A great mandolin duet from two members of Peghead Nation's illustrious mandolin instruction staff.
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February 08, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors Bill Evans, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Orville Johnson join the packed Wintergrass 2017 workshop lineup.
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January 25, 2017
Sign up for updates about the new course from the mandolin master.
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January 09, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass fiddle and blues instruction for 2017.
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December 30, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.
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December 05, 2016
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
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November 21, 2016
Taylor Guitars releases a free 110-page guide to finding your perfect acoustic guitar.
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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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Jun 21, 2019
Country artist Tim Hicks plays one of his original songs live in the LR Baggs studio.




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