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DAN GABEL

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DanDan Gabel is Co-Founder and President 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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April 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays an old-time favorite with our co-founder and guitar instructor.
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March 16, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor plays a set of jigs with our Irish Backup Guitar instructor.
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March 10, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
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March 10, 2020
Peghead Nation’s bass instructor plays a solo version of the popular Ron Sexsmith song.
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February 28, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays the Bill Monroe favorite.
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August 29, 2017
Due to popular demand, we've released another five seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 2017.
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August 25, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor launches new theory course in September. Sign up for email updates here!
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August 24, 2017
Sign up for updates about Bruce’s new clawhammer banjo course on Peghead Nation, launching in September.
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July 27, 2017
Sign up now for one of 25 seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017.
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July 16, 2017
Join us in Yosemite for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017. Sign up for email updates!
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July 05, 2017
Sign up for updates about Matt's new course focusing on the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons, coming to Peghead Nation in October.
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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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