Peghead Nation Author

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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December 30, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.
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December 05, 2016
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
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November 21, 2016
Taylor Guitars releases a free 110-page guide to finding your perfect acoustic guitar.
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November 09, 2016
Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo November 9 – 13 with six concerts and a banjo mini-camp.
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October 27, 2016
Grab a free pass to the world's first Online Guitar Summit, November 1–14, and see interviews, performances, and lessons with 37 world-class guitarists.
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October 26, 2016
Seattle-based Expertise.com names Peghead Nation among the 18 top guitar-teaching resources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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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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