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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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May 07, 2016
Over 40 professional recording musicians will be on hand to perform and teach at the 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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April 01, 2016
The fingerstyle guitar master talks about his summer intensive guitar workshop, held in beautiful Mendocino, California in July, with guest artist Andrew York.
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March 09, 2016
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Irish music taught by Marla Fibish.
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March 04, 2016
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass banjo instruction for 2016.
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February 23, 2016
Marla Fibish is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Mandolin beginning in mid-March.
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January 18, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 25 - 28 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Mike Compton and Evie Ladin as part of an all-star lineup of performers.
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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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