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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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August 07, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays an improvisation on the Duke Ellington classic.
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July 29, 2019
Peghead Nation Old-Time Fiddle instructor plays and sings a traditional favorite.
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July 11, 2019
The songwriter and roots music icon talks about buying the second guitar Preston Thompson built, and plays a few songs on that 000-42 style instrument.
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July 03, 2019
The mandolin master plays a solo arrangement of the popular old-time fiddle tune.
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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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May 08, 2017
Enter to win a Spring prize package from Fishman and Peghead Nation, with nine winners and over $5,000 in prizes.
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March 20, 2017
Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.
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February 20, 2017
Learn to play traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles from a modern mandolin master.
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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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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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Aug 13, 2019
The songwriter plays an original from his new album “Texas,” live in the LR Baggs studio in Nashville.




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