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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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July 12, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Mike Compton plays this iconic song with the original band that gave “O Brother, Where Art Thou” its authentic sound.
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June 28, 2017
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a Charlie Monroe song with his old-time trio at the Father's Day Festival in Grass Valley, California.
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June 15, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a blues standard with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
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May 19, 2017
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play “Grana,” the title song from their new album of violin and mandolin duets exploring bluegrass and classical improvisation.
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May 11, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar version of the jam-session favorite.
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November 30, 2015
Weekend Priority Passes and seats for Master Classes now on sale for the 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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November 24, 2015
Peghead Nation adds to its popular mandolin lineup with the great Mike Compton's Monroe-Style Mandolin course.
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November 12, 2015
Photos and thoughts from a weekend of guitar love and geekery on the California coast.
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November 03, 2015
Bill Evans, Ryan Cavanaugh, and Riley Baugus celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo November 12–15 with four concerts and a mini-camp.
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November 02, 2015
Peghead Nation will present hours of guitar instruction at the Fretboard Summit, celebrating 10 years of the Fretboard Journal with some of the best guitar builders and players in the world.
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October 21, 2015
We're happy to announce that Mike Compton will be teaching Monroe-Style Mandolin on Peghead Nation beginning in late November.
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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 12, 2017
Martin’s Dave Doll shows the parts of a guitar, explaining what some of the common terminology refers to and demystifying guitar-speak.




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