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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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October 15, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Irish Backup Guitar instructor flatpicks a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
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October 12, 2020
Joe K. Walsh gathered mandolin compatriots together with his Mr. Sun bandmates for a fun take on David Grisman’s tune “Ricochet” at the 2019 Great Lakes Music Camp.
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October 02, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings a Grateful Dead classic, which she also recorded for the Evie Ladin Band’s new EP, “Playing Our Hand.”
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October 01, 2020
Peghead Nation’s bass instructor plays an original song during the Live From Mayne Island concert series.
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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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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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September 19, 2019
Sign up now to learn single-string and melodic style banjo, with lessons on fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more.
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August 16, 2019
In Peghead Nation’s first bass course, the bassist from the band Della Mae teaches you how to get started on upright bass from scratch. Sign up for email updates about the launch!
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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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Oct 22, 2020
Navy veteran and singer-songwriter performs an original song in the LR Baggs video studio.




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