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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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September 14, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar duet of John Reischman’s original waltz.
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August 22, 2017
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play the title track from their recently released Noctambule album.
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August 10, 2017
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest,” an original tune written by Tristan and included on their new album of violin and mandolin duets, “Grana.”
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July 26, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original song, inspired by a late-19th-century Arctic explorer. With Brittany Haas on fiddle.
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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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February 23, 2016
Marla Fibish is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Mandolin beginning in mid-March.
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January 18, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 25 - 28 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Mike Compton and Evie Ladin as part of an all-star lineup of performers.
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January 09, 2016
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas plans to climb the African peak to raise money for a good cause and to play fiddle at 19,000 feet.
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January 05, 2016
Peghead Nation adds to its guitar instruction lineup with a course on playing Irish and Scottish music taught by Tony McManus.
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December 17, 2015
Join Peghead Nation's clawhammer banjo instructor at Wintergrass 2016 for a clawhammer intensive during a weekend of non-stop music.
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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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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 21, 2017
Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.




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