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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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September 14, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor dips into the Great American Songbook and plays a Rodgers and Hart classic.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays a beautiful version of the traditional folk favorite.
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August 25, 2020
An acoustic quartet arrangement of the Beatles classic.
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August 11, 2020
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an old-time fiddle tune.
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February 02, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
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January 12, 2020
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 20 - 23 and will feature Peghead Nation instructor John Reischman as part of the “Bluegrass Without Borders” all-star lineup.
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January 09, 2020
We’re happy to take our production studio to a room at 32Ten Studios, a space that has ties to the history of the Star Wars series, Indiana Jones movies, and Pixar’s early work.
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January 08, 2020
The new year brings new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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January 08, 2020
In this new course, you'll learn to play solos to any bluegrass song in any key using Sharon’s method based on arpeggios, double-stops, and chop-chord shapes. Launching soon!
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December 11, 2019
You can now learn to play upright bass from scratch on Peghead Nation in our first bass course, taught by bassist Zoe Guigueno.
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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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Sep 17, 2020
The guitarist and founding member of the Waybacks pays homage to Doc Watson with a medley of "Bright Sunny South" and “Jack-A-Roe,” a traditional song that became a mainstay of the Grateful Dead.




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