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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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April 03, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays a banjo and fiddle version of an old-time favorite with the fiddler and multi-instrumentalist from the folk duo Paper Wings.
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April 02, 2019
Peghead Nation’s Roots of Jazz Guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Eddie Lang showpiece.
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March 22, 2019
Bruce Molsky, Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot play a traditional fiddle tune live at the Peghead Nation table at Wintergrass.
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March 16, 2019
Our Irish Fiddle instructor plays the popular four-part reel in the Peghead Nation studio.
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March 14, 2019
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an American folk classic.
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October 04, 2016
Join us for hands-on instruction with Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard, Joe K. Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Matt Munisteri, Eric Skye, and Mark Goldenberg at the Fretboard Summit.
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September 23, 2016
Peghead Nation is sponsoring the Workshop Stage at this year's IBMA business conference, awards show, and festival. See the lineup here.
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September 07, 2016
Dale Russ is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Fiddle beginning in mid-September.
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September 01, 2016
Peghead Nation's Teja Gerken joins the lineup of workshop instructors at the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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August 15, 2016
Bruce Molsky and Evie Ladin are heading to Sorrento, BC, to teach at the popular NimbleFingers workshops in late August.
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August 11, 2016
An all-star lineup comes together to help Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans and his family.
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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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Apr 10, 2019
Scott Ainslie plays a Lonnie Johnson tune on a beautiful maple jumbo guitar from Froggy Bottom.




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