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January 09, 2017
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass fiddle and blues instruction for 2017.
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December 30, 2016
Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.
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December 05, 2016
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
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November 21, 2016
Taylor Guitars releases a free 110-page guide to finding your perfect acoustic guitar.
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November 09, 2016
Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo November 9 – 13 with six concerts and a banjo mini-camp.
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October 27, 2016
Grab a free pass to the world's first Online Guitar Summit, November 1–14, and see interviews, performances, and lessons with 37 world-class guitarists.
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October 26, 2016
Seattle-based Expertise.com names Peghead Nation among the 18 top guitar-teaching resources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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October 20, 2016
Learn to play Irish Fiddle with Dale Russ in our newest Peghead Nation course.
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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 12, 2016
More than 130 luthiers from around the world exhibit their instruments in Berlin, Germany.
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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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August 02, 2016
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
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July 19, 2016
Our popular mandolin teacher adds a second course on Peghead Nation. Sign up for email updates here.
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June 23, 2016
Submit a video of yourself playing a Bill Monroe tune for your chance to win a full scholarship to this year's Monroe Mandolin Camp with Mike Compton.
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June 16, 2016
Peghead Nation is happy to be part of the second annual gathering of some of the world's greatest guitar builders and players at the second Fretboard Summit. Join us!
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May 25, 2016
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle instructor’s latest recording is a solo CD/DVD package released by the Old-Time Tiki Parlour.
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May 24, 2016
Join over 20 guitar, mandolin, and ukulele luthiers in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 6 – 7 for exhibits of fine instruments and a full schedule of performances.
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May 24, 2016
Sign up for a new Peghead Nation subscription now and get great Fishman gear.
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May 07, 2016
Over 40 professional recording musicians will be on hand to perform and teach at the 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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April 19, 2016
Tight ensemble playing and compositional brilliance from the mandolin whiz and his compatriots.
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April 14, 2016
Renowned music writer joins Peghead Nation.
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April 01, 2016
The fingerstyle guitar master talks about his summer intensive guitar workshop, held in beautiful Mendocino, California in July, with guest artist Andrew York.
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March 22, 2016
Bluegrass mandolin star explores a range of musical styles with guest stars and family.
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March 09, 2016
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Irish music taught by Marla Fibish.
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March 04, 2016
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass banjo instruction for 2016.
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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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February 13, 2016
Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken documents Taylor history in a new book.
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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 21, 2015
The Compass Records founder makes a case for banjo as a pop instrument.
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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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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 09, 2015
Italian and Scottish steel-string masters team up for a magical set of duets.
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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 27, 2015
The Louisiana-based musical bluegrass family returns with another Alison Krauss–produced gem.
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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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October 15, 2015
The roots singer/songwriter/guitarist’s rollicking debut for Rounder Records.
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October 07, 2015
Scottish fiddler Jenna Moynihan spins Celtic gold on her lyrical debut recording.
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October 02, 2015
An album of early 1960s recordings by the fingerstyle pioneer offers a glimpse at his developing style.
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September 30, 2015
The 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration announces 24 master classes and day concerts with leading guitarists.
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September 30, 2015
The acoustic instrument string line developed by luthier Roger Siminoff adds new guitar strings with compensated torque to their mandolin and banjo offerings.
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September 15, 2015
The 2015 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase takes place October 23 - 25, 2015 and features the builders of some of today's finest instruments.
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September 09, 2015
September marks our one-year anniversary and we thank you for being a part of Peghead Nation.
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September 06, 2015
We've just added a few hours of the best online roots music lessons you'll find. Check out all the new guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and ukulele lessons.
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August 27, 2015
The set of jazz-inspired originals was recorded in a single day.
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August 20, 2015
Make plans to attend the seventh annual exhibit of fine acoustic instruments in Woodstock October 23 - 25, 2015.
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August 18, 2015
Peghead Nation is a proud sponsor of 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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August 13, 2015
Catch Peghead Nation's banjo instructor in concert with his trio live through Concert Window on Sunday, August 16.
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July 27, 2015
The Bluegrass Situation previews debut album of new acoustic supergroup that includes Peghead Nation's Joe Walsh.
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July 21, 2015
The acoustic instrument retailer in Lansing, Michigan, creates an artful mural that conveys many of the wonders that await visitors to this legendary store.
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July 15, 2015
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor release their second album as Noctambule. Listen to the title track and "Out of Time" here.
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July 03, 2015
Each month, we release dozens of new lessons on Peghead Nation. Here are the latest additions for all courses, with sample clips for all instruments.
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June 26, 2015
Mike Compton, Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, and Joe Newberry play the song "Lazy John" in Grass Valley, California during the annual Father's Day Festival.
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June 05, 2015
Each month, we release dozens of new lessons on Peghead Nation. Here are the latest additions for all courses.
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May 26, 2015
Luthiers and guitarists gather in Memphis, Tennessee.
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May 19, 2015
Annette Siegel wins the grand prize of a Deering Goodtime Banjo. And she has the coolest trailer around.
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May 14, 2015
The mighty fiddle gets its own world-wide day of recognition, when fiddlers around the world gather to play and share the joy of this powerful instrument.
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May 04, 2015
Thoughts and photos from MerleFest's 28th annual gathering. Three days, 75,000 people, and countless inspired performances, insightful workshops, and spontaneous jams.
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April 23, 2015
The annual celebration of roots music runs from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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April 15, 2015
Percussive fingerstylist releases a masterful new album.
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April 08, 2015
Trailer released for "Revival: The Sam Bush Story," which will premiere April 21 at the Nashville Film Festival.
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March 31, 2015
Peghead Nation's new Clawhammer Banjo course with Evie Ladin is online.
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March 26, 2015
The guitarist leaves behind a musical legacy that includes ground-breaking solo work, iconic recordings with Bert Jansch and Pentangle, and a legion of fingerstylists that he influenced.
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March 24, 2015
The influential mandolinist turned 70 this month, and folks are celebrating.
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March 03, 2015
Canadian progressive banjo player creates traditional music gem.
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March 01, 2015
Bill Evans on the Saturday scene at the Bellevue, Washington, fest.
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February 28, 2015
Bill Evans is at the Bellevue, Washington, festival.
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February 27, 2015
Peghead Nation's Bill Evans is at Wintergrass, where a set Thursday by Jayme Stone's Lomax Project was a highlight.
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February 25, 2015
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and Della Mae guitarist and songwriter to be featured on Concert Window's Bluegrass Roundup online festival on Friday, February 27.
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February 17, 2015
German fingerstyle virtuoso uses a different self-made guitar on each of his new album’s ten tunes.
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January 29, 2015
Listen to "The Other Side of the Mountain" from Jorma Kaukonen's forthcoming album "Ain't In No Hurry," which will be released February 17.
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January 12, 2015
With the new song, "Brush My Teeth with Coca-Cola," Tim O'Brien launches his Short Order Sessions label.
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December 22, 2014
Bluegrass ensemble John Reischman and the Jaybirds and solo guitarist Sean McGowan offer new albums that you’ll return to for many holiday seasons to come.
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December 13, 2014
The 43rd annual RockyGrass Festival will run from Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26, 2015.
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December 06, 2014
Roots musicians score numerous nominations.
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December 05, 2014
Solo 12-string virtuoso offers a new set of tunes that recall the Takoma Records sound.
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December 03, 2014
Catch Scott Nygaard on Concert Window Thursday, December 4 with Cara Luft, live from Portland, OR.
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November 17, 2014
Early 2015 will bring a new album and a North American tour from the Punch Brothers, who just released a new song from the as-yet-untitled album.
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October 31, 2014
Quirky fingerstylist’s solo electric guitar album has a country-rock vibe.
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October 31, 2014
Peghead Nation celebrated its first two months with a night of music and fun in Fairfax, California.
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October 28, 2014
More than 100 luthiers from around the world exhibit their instruments in Berlin, Germany.
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October 23, 2014
Luthiers and guitarists gather in Woodstock, New York.
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October 09, 2014
Bluegrass/jazz guitar duo find plenty of common ground on debut recording.
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October 06, 2014
The fingerstyle virtuoso takes on pieces by composers Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens, and others.
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October 04, 2014
Images from the annual roots music pilgrimage to Golden Gate Park.
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October 03, 2014
Traditional North Carolina band and progressive banjo player take home top honors.
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September 23, 2014
Two masters celebrate "Bass and Mandolin" with amazing chops, big ears, and good humor.
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September 18, 2014
The roots music world came together in Nashville to celebrate the past year and honor their own.
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September 14, 2014
Young fiddle virtuoso is joined by a who’s who of contemporary acoustic string band music on his Compass Records debut.
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September 08, 2014
The New Orleans native celebrates 50 years of writing with new recordings of some of his best songs.
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August 25, 2014
The Stray Birds will release their second full-length recording on Yep Roc Records on October 21.
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August 14, 2014
Hot, virtuosic New Orleans jazz in all its glory—past, present, and future.
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August 14, 2014
The Boxcars led the nominations with ten, followed by Blue Highway with nine, and the Del McCoury Band with six.
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July 17, 2014
The roots-rock supertrio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper, known as Puss N Boots, will appear on "CBS Saturday," August. 16.
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July 17, 2014
Sarah Jarosz has teamed up with the Milk Carton Kids for a Fall 2014 tour featuring members of her band (Alex Hargreaves, Nathaniel Smith) and Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert.
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July 15, 2014
Blue Highway guitarist Tim Stafford releases his second solo album, "Just to Hear the Whistle Blow."
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July 10, 2014
Fingerstyle virtuoso Don Ross releases an updated version of his most influential album.
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Jan 16, 2017
The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays her original song with Sam Grisman on bass and John Mailander on fiddle.




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