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Danny Barnes
 

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists in contemporary roots music, Danny Barnes’ musical interests are varied and adventurous.

Danny Barnes teaches:
 
 
Steve Baughman
 
Steve Baughman is known for his fingerstyle and clawhammer guitar playing, which draws on Celtic, Appalachian, and various ethnic and folk traditions.
Steve Baughman teaches:
 
 
Flynn Cohen
 
Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in Flynn's Irish Backup Guitar course on Peghead Nation.
Flynn Cohen teaches:
 
 
Mike Compton
 
Mike Compton is a Grammy- and IBMA award-winning artist and a passionate teacher and advocate for the mandolin. Mandolin Magazine calls him "a certified mandolin icon."
Mike Compton teaches:
 
 
Wes Corbett
 
A banjo player of uncommon grace and facility, Wes Corbett has recorded and performed with numerous musicians, including Joy Kills Sorrow, the Bee Eaters, the David Grisman Quintet, and Molly Tuttle.
Wes Corbett teaches:
 
 
Stevie Coyle
 
Fingerstyle guitarist Stevie Coyle co-founded the popular contemporary string band the Waybacks. He has also been an actor, comedian, sword-swallower, and now, a guitar store owner
Stevie Coyle teaches:
 
 
Bill Evans
 
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer, and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity, and contagious passion to all things banjo.
Bill Evans teaches:
 
 
Marla Fibish
 
One of the prominent voices on the mandolin in Irish music, Marla Fibish brings a musicality and excitement to the tradition that is not often heard on the mandolin. Marla will teach you to play with a traditional Irish feel and authenticity.
Marla Fibish teaches:
 
 
Teja Gerken
 

Guitarist Teja Gerken has been deeply involved with the contemporary fingerstyle guitar scene for more than 20 years. A Peghead Nation co-founder and producer, Teja hosts the cream of the crop of the fingerstyle guitar community in his advanced fingerstyle course.

Teja Gerken teaches:
 
 
Sharon Gilchrist
 
Sharon Gilchrist has performed and/or recorded with Darol Anger, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet, Uncle Earl, and many other luminaries in the acoustic music scene, on both mandolin and upright bass.
 
 
Mark Goldenberg
 

Mark Goldenberg is a guitarist who has played on records for numerous artists, including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, and, yes, William Shatner. He played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 to 2010.

Mark Goldenberg teaches:
 
 
Zoe Guigueno
 
Zoe Guigueno is a bassist, singer, and songwriter who performs with the Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae, Klezmer/Yiddish group Tsibele, and string-pop quartet Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards.
Zoe Guigueno teaches:
 
 
Brittany Haas
 
Preternaturally adept at old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, and a host of international fiddle styles, Brittany Haas is one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation.
Brittany Haas teaches:
 
 
Orville Johnson
 
Orville Johnson is a Seattle-based singer, instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, session player, teacher, and, above all, instinctive and sensitive musician. He's also Peghead Nation's blues guitar guru.
Orville Johnson teaches:
 
 
Evie Ladin
 
Evie Ladin’s polyrhythmic clawhammer banjo style, resonant voice, and percussive dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Evie Ladin teaches:
 
 
Chad Manning
 
Bluegrass, old-time, and swing fiddler Chad Manning plays with the David Grisman Sextet, the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, and Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. An avid instructor, having taught hundreds of young fiddlers in the fiddle studio he shares with his wife.
 
 
Marcy Marxer
 
Marcy Marxer is a multi-instrumentalist, studio musician, performer, songwriter, and producer with 30 years of experience and a shelf of impressive awards. She's also a tireless ambassador for her beloved ukulele.
Marcy Marxer teaches:
 
 
Tony McManus
 
Tony McManus is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading guitarists in Celtic music, adept at both fingerstyle and flatpicking, as well as a myriad of styles, including classical and baroque music played on the steel-string guitar.
Tony McManus teaches:
 
 
Bruce Molsky
 
Bruce Molsky is "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and a two-time Grammy nominee. The first permanent visiting professor in Berklee College of Music's American Roots Program, Bruce is the go-to guy for the next generation of fiddlers.
 
 
Matt Munisteri
 
Matt Munisteri is a freewheeling and virtuosic guitarist and one of today’s primary exponents of 1920s and ’30s acoustic jazz guitar.
Matt Munisteri teaches:
 
 
Scott Nygaard
 
Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original flatpicking guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. In addition to being a co-founder of Peghead Nation, Scott teaches a variety of guitar courses.
 
 
John Reischman
 

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation, a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions of the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes.

John Reischman teaches:
 
 
Dale Russ
 
Martin Hayes’ assessment of Dale Russ as “one of the greatest fiddlers I know in Irish traditional music” is shared by all who hear him. Dale has been playing Irish fiddle since his move in 1973 from his native Connecticut to Washington State, where he is now regarded as “the shining jewel of Northwest fiddle players.”
Dale Russ teaches:
 
 
Adrianne Serna
 
Adrianne is an in-demand guitar teacher in Marin County, California, where she specializes in teaching beginning guitarists to play and sing the songs they love.
Adrianne Serna teaches:
 
 
Joe K. Walsh
 
Known for his exemplary tone, technique, and taste, Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh is emerging as one of the best mandolinists of his generation.
 
 
Aaron Weinstein
 
Called “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, mandolinist Aaron Weinstein is one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.
Aaron Weinstein teaches:
 
 
Mike Witcher
 
With his gorgeous tone, dead-on intonation, and unrelenting musical creativity, Mike Witcher is one of the best resonator guitar players in the world.
Mike Witcher teaches:
 
 
 
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Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall: "Mansinneedof" | Northfield Mandolins
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 
 
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