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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 06, 2018
The Irish guitarist, songwriter, and singer performs a song about an Irish labor organizer from the early 1900s.
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May 26, 2018
Bruce takes to the porch to play two traditional favorites with guitarist and songwriter Vivian Leva and multi-instrumentalist Riley Calcagno.
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May 17, 2018
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose explore the possibilities of a bluegrass and Irish music favorite.
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May 08, 2018
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play a Smiley Burnett song during a recent house concert.
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April 30, 2018
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play “Please Baby” during a late-night set.
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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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September 01, 2016
Peghead Nation's Teja Gerken joins the lineup of workshop instructors at the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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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 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 07, 2018
The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”




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