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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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November 03, 2017
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays a beautiful Bill Monroe waltz at our Camp concert.
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October 25, 2017
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays the Ralph Stanley classic at our Camp concert.
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October 18, 2017
A great mandolin duet from two members of Peghead Nation's illustrious mandolin instruction staff.
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October 10, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a traditional favorite with his trio at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.
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October 04, 2017
Congratulations to Tristan Scroggins on winning an IBMA 2017 Momentum Award in the Instrumentalist category. Watch Tristan and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest.”
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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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May 24, 2016
Join over 20 guitar, mandolin, and ukulele luthiers in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 6 – 7 for exhibits of fine instruments and a full schedule of performances.
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May 24, 2016
Sign up for a new Peghead Nation subscription now and get great Fishman gear.
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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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Nov 16, 2017
A look at a Gold Tone Banjola Deluxe, a Zimnicki ukulele made from reclaimed wood from a building in Detroit, and a rare 1970s Fender Starcaster.




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