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February 08, 2017
Peghead Nation instructors Bill Evans, John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Orville Johnson join the packed Wintergrass 2017 workshop lineup.
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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 04, 2016
Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds traditional bluegrass banjo instruction for 2016.
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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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May 26, 2015
Luthiers and guitarists gather in Memphis, Tennessee.
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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 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 24, 2015
The influential mandolinist turned 70 this month, and folks are celebrating.
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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 03, 2014
Catch Scott Nygaard on Concert Window Thursday, December 4 with Cara Luft, live from Portland, OR.
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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 04, 2014
Images from the annual roots music pilgrimage to Golden Gate Park.
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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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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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