Peghead Nation Author

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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July 02, 2020
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a David Grisman and Jerry Garcia tune.
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July 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish slip jigs.
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June 19, 2020
The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist releases a powerful new song on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, with accompaniment from cello master Yo-Yo Ma.
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June 17, 2020
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher plays and sings the classic Stephen Foster song.
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June 06, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile play tunes by one of their heroes (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco.
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May 30, 2019
Sign up now for our latest mandolin course, and learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards.
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May 30, 2019
Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats. Enroll now!
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May 16, 2019
Learn how to combine chords and melody to play jazz standards in the style pioneered by jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns and guitarists like Joe Pass and Bucky Pizzarelli. Sign up for updates here.
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May 15, 2019
Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats. Sign up for updates here.
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April 08, 2019
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp announces its lineup of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and vocal instructors.
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April 01, 2019
Peghead Nation’s jazz guitar instructor hosts a workshop and celebration of hot jazz, 1930s swing, Western and Hawaiian swing, and much more.
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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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Jul 01, 2020
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.




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