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New Lessons in Old-Time Banjo with Bruce Molsky

By: Dan Gabel
March 31, 2021
 
Learn the tunes and techniques of some of the legends of old-time banjo, taught by one of the icons of contemporary old-time music.
 
Bruce Molsky
 
 
Bruce Molsky
 

New Lessons in Old-Time Banjo with Bruce Molsky

By: Dan Gabel
March 31, 2021
 
Learn the tunes and techniques of some of the legends of old-time banjo, taught by one of the icons of contemporary old-time music.
 
 
 
 

New Lessons and Tunes Added to Peghead Nation Courses | March 2021

By: Dan Gabel
March 1, 2021
 
Our instructors have added great new tunes and techniques that you can jump into right now.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons and Tunes Added to Peghead Nation Courses | March 2021

By: Dan Gabel
March 1, 2021
 
Our instructors have added great new tunes and techniques that you can jump into right now.
 
 
 
 

Register for Earl Scruggs: A Player’s Guide with Bill Evans | 8 Session Live Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
February 12, 2021
 
Learn tunes and techniques that will help you become a more complete Scruggs-style player. Video recordings available to students for all sessions.
 
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Bill Evans
 

Register for Earl Scruggs: A Player’s Guide with Bill Evans | 8 Session Live Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
February 12, 2021
 
Learn tunes and techniques that will help you become a more complete Scruggs-style player. Video recordings available to students for all sessions.
 
 
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New Lessons in the String School for January

By: Dan Gabel
January 10, 2021
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons in the String School for January

By: Dan Gabel
January 10, 2021
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Bruce Molsky Live | Elderly Instruments

December 23, 2020
 
Peghead Nation instructor and multi-instrumentalist performs for Elderly's Living Room Sessions.
 
 
 
 

Bruce Molsky Live | Elderly Instruments

December 23, 2020
 
Peghead Nation instructor and multi-instrumentalist performs for Elderly's Living Room Sessions.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin and Emily Mann: “Icy Mountain”

December 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays an old-time favorite with one of the fiddlers who appears on Evie’s album of traditional tunes, “Riding the Rooster.”
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin and Emily Mann: “Icy Mountain”

December 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays an old-time favorite with one of the fiddlers who appears on Evie’s album of traditional tunes, “Riding the Rooster.”
 
 
 
 

Welcome, Peghead Nation Subscribers, to Your New Website!

By: Dan Gabel
December 1, 2020
 
Watch a walk-through video with information about how to log in, navigate through your courses, use the new features, and more.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

Welcome, Peghead Nation Subscribers, to Your New Website!

By: Dan Gabel
December 1, 2020
 
Watch a walk-through video with information about how to log in, navigate through your courses, use the new features, and more.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza 2020

November 19, 2020
 
Bill Evans, Catherine Bowness, Allison De Groot, and John Bullard celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo with an online concert and workshops on November 14.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza 2020

November 19, 2020
 
Bill Evans, Catherine Bowness, Allison De Groot, and John Bullard celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo with an online concert and workshops on November 14.
 
 
 
 

Watch Evie Ladin’s Workshop | Demystify the Banjo Neck

By: Dan Gabel
October 23, 2020
 
Our Clawhammer Banjo instructor gave a fun Zoom workshop recently, covering moveable banjo chords, playing up the neck, and more. Watch the full session here.
 
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Watch Evie Ladin’s Workshop | Demystify the Banjo Neck

By: Dan Gabel
October 23, 2020
 
Our Clawhammer Banjo instructor gave a fun Zoom workshop recently, covering moveable banjo chords, playing up the neck, and more. Watch the full session here.
 
 
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Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 3

October 13, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the development of the dovetail neck joint, the switch from fan-bracing to X-bracing, and more.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 3

October 13, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the development of the dovetail neck joint, the switch from fan-bracing to X-bracing, and more.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”

By: Dan Gabel
October 2, 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.”
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”

By: Dan Gabel
October 2, 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.”
 
 
 
 

New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for October

By: Dan Gabel
October 1, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for October

By: Dan Gabel
October 1, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Watch Bill Evans’ Workshop | Taking Your Playing to the Next Level

By: Dan Gabel
September 29, 2020
 
Our Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo instructor gave an engaging and wide-ranging Zoom workshop recently, with tips on improving your playing no matter your level. Watch the video here.
 
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Watch Bill Evans’ Workshop | Taking Your Playing to the Next Level

By: Dan Gabel
September 29, 2020
 
Our Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo instructor gave an engaging and wide-ranging Zoom workshop recently, with tips on improving your playing no matter your level. Watch the video here.
 
 
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Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman: “St. Anne’s Reel”

By: Dan Gabel
September 3, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
 
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Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman: “St. Anne’s Reel”

By: Dan Gabel
September 3, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
 
 
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New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for September

By: Dan Gabel
September 2, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for September

By: Dan Gabel
September 2, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 2

August 25, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about his family's settlement in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and early Martin guitar designs.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 2

August 25, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about his family's settlement in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and early Martin guitar designs.
 
 
 
 

Bruce Molsky and Isa Burke: “Arkansas Traveler”

By: Dan Gabel
August 4, 2020
 
Peghead Nation old-time banjo and fiddle teacher plays an old-time favorite with the fiddler, singer, and songwriter from the band Lula Wiles.
 
 
 
 

Bruce Molsky and Isa Burke: “Arkansas Traveler”

By: Dan Gabel
August 4, 2020
 
Peghead Nation old-time banjo and fiddle teacher plays an old-time favorite with the fiddler, singer, and songwriter from the band Lula Wiles.
 
 
 
 

New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for August

By: Dan Gabel
August 3, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Tunes, Techniques, and Lessons Added for August

By: Dan Gabel
August 3, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 1

July 29, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the earliest days of the company and his family’s settling in the United States.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 1

July 29, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the earliest days of the company and his family’s settling in the United States.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Got No Honey Babe Now”

By: Dan Gabel
July 17, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from North Carolina fiddler Frank Blevins.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Got No Honey Babe Now”

By: Dan Gabel
July 17, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from North Carolina fiddler Frank Blevins.
 
 
 
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for July

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for July

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Amythyst Kiah: “Firewater” | Martin Museum Sessions

July 1, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
 
 
 
 

Amythyst Kiah: “Firewater” | Martin Museum Sessions

July 1, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
 
 
 
 

Jonathan McReynolds: “People” | Martin Museum Sessions

June 17, 2020
 
The songwriter plays his original song, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music chart.
 
 
 
 

Jonathan McReynolds: “People” | Martin Museum Sessions

June 17, 2020
 
The songwriter plays his original song, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music chart.
 
 
 
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for June

By: Dan Gabel
June 5, 2020
 
Kick-off your summer with new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for June

By: Dan Gabel
June 5, 2020
 
Kick-off your summer with new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Amythyst Kiah: “Black Myself” | Martin Museum Sessions

June 5, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her Grammy-nominated song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
 
 
 
 

Amythyst Kiah: “Black Myself” | Martin Museum Sessions

June 5, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her Grammy-nominated song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Chinquapin Hunting”

By: Dan Gabel
May 30, 2020
 
A performance from a Peghead-packed band of Bill Evans, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Chinquapin Hunting”

By: Dan Gabel
May 30, 2020
 
A performance from a Peghead-packed band of Bill Evans, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for May

By: Dan Gabel
May 6, 2020
 
New lessons to keep your momentum going! Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation for May

By: Dan Gabel
May 6, 2020
 
New lessons to keep your momentum going! Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | The SC-13 Origin Story

April 16, 2020
 
The designers of Martin’s innovative new acoustic-electric guitar talk about how the new concept, body shape, and neck joint came to fruition.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | The SC-13 Origin Story

April 16, 2020
 
The designers of Martin’s innovative new acoustic-electric guitar talk about how the new concept, body shape, and neck joint came to fruition.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Lonesome John”

By: Dan Gabel
March 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin: “Lonesome John”

By: Dan Gabel
March 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays and sings an old-time song from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer.
 
 
 
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation

By: Dan Gabel
March 5, 2020
 
What to do with all of that time? Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation

By: Dan Gabel
March 5, 2020
 
What to do with all of that time? Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
 
 
 
 

Hours of New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2020
 
The new year brings new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
 
Peghead Nation
 
 
Peghead Nation
 

Hours of New Lessons Just Added to Peghead Nation

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2020
 
The new year brings new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Nick Offerman: “My Martin Story”

December 20, 2019
 
The guitarist known for his portrayal of Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation” talks about his love of Martin Guitars and his struggle with the B chord.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Nick Offerman: “My Martin Story”

December 20, 2019
 
The guitarist known for his portrayal of Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation” talks about his love of Martin Guitars and his struggle with the B chord.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Zandy Fitzgerald: “What Makes the World”

November 29, 2019
 
The guitarist for the pop/rock/soul band The New Respects plays a solo version of an original song live at Martin HQ.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Zandy Fitzgerald: “What Makes the World”

November 29, 2019
 
The guitarist for the pop/rock/soul band The New Respects plays a solo version of an original song live at Martin HQ.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Repairing John Mayer’s OM28JM

November 7, 2019
 
Watch this mesmerizing video of John Mayer’s signature guitar getting an overhaul at the Martin factory.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Repairing John Mayer’s OM28JM

November 7, 2019
 
Watch this mesmerizing video of John Mayer’s signature guitar getting an overhaul at the Martin factory.
 
 
 
 

New Course Available! Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett

By: Dan Gabel
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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New Course Available! Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett

By: Dan Gabel
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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Martin Guitar X Bracing

September 17, 2019
 
Chris Martin and others talk about the creation of the X-braced guitar and the structural and tonal benefits of the historic bracing pattern.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar X Bracing

September 17, 2019
 
Chris Martin and others talk about the creation of the X-braced guitar and the structural and tonal benefits of the historic bracing pattern.
 
 
 
 

Joy Kills Sorrow: “Such Great Heights”

By: Dan Gabel
August 29, 2019
 
Peghead Nation welcomes our two newest instructors, Zoe Guigueno and Wes Corbett, who played together in the influential stringband Joy Kills Sorrow.
 
 
 
 

Joy Kills Sorrow: “Such Great Heights”

By: Dan Gabel
August 29, 2019
 
Peghead Nation welcomes our two newest instructors, Zoe Guigueno and Wes Corbett, who played together in the influential stringband Joy Kills Sorrow.
 
 
 
 

Jerry Douglas & Tommy Emmanuel: “Halfway Home” | Ear Trumpet Labs

July 30, 2019
 
The dobro master and fingerstyle powerhouse play Tommy’s original tune in the Ear Trumpet Labs workshop.
 
 
 
 

Jerry Douglas & Tommy Emmanuel: “Halfway Home” | Ear Trumpet Labs

July 30, 2019
 
The dobro master and fingerstyle powerhouse play Tommy’s original tune in the Ear Trumpet Labs workshop.
 
 
 
 

Martin Vega® Banjo Strings

July 11, 2019
 
Martin’s new banjo strings use a long lasting nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities and smooth consistency, great for all styles of banjo playing.
 
 
 
 

Martin Vega® Banjo Strings

July 11, 2019
 
Martin’s new banjo strings use a long lasting nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities and smooth consistency, great for all styles of banjo playing.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin and Emily Mann: “Merriweather”

By: Dan Gabel
April 3, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays a banjo and fiddle version of an old-time favorite with the fiddler and multi-instrumentalist from the folk duo Paper Wings.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin and Emily Mann: “Merriweather”

By: Dan Gabel
April 3, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo teacher plays a banjo and fiddle version of an old-time favorite with the fiddler and multi-instrumentalist from the folk duo Paper Wings.
 
 
 
 

Join Matt Munisteri at Red Hot Strings Workshop | Port Townsend, Washington, May 15–19

By: Dan Gabel
April 1, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s jazz guitar instructor hosts a workshop and celebration of hot jazz, 1930s swing, Western and Hawaiian swing, and much more.
 
 
 
 

Join Matt Munisteri at Red Hot Strings Workshop | Port Townsend, Washington, May 15–19

By: Dan Gabel
April 1, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s jazz guitar instructor hosts a workshop and celebration of hot jazz, 1930s swing, Western and Hawaiian swing, and much more.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Grey Eagle”

By: Dan Gabel
March 22, 2019
 
Bruce Molsky, Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot play a traditional fiddle tune live at the Peghead Nation table at Wintergrass.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Grey Eagle”

By: Dan Gabel
March 22, 2019
 
Bruce Molsky, Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot play a traditional fiddle tune live at the Peghead Nation table at Wintergrass.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “The Little Carpenter”

By: Dan Gabel
March 1, 2019
 
Peghead Nation fiddle and banjo instructor plays and sings a great traditional song with Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot, live at Wintergrass.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “The Little Carpenter”

By: Dan Gabel
March 1, 2019
 
Peghead Nation fiddle and banjo instructor plays and sings a great traditional song with Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot, live at Wintergrass.
 
 
 
 

Ned Luberecki: “Take Five” | California Banjo Extravaganza

By: Dan Gabel
December 19, 2018
 
A performance of the jazz classic by the 2018 IBMA Banjo Player of Year, with Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Ned Luberecki: “Take Five” | California Banjo Extravaganza

By: Dan Gabel
December 19, 2018
 
A performance of the jazz classic by the 2018 IBMA Banjo Player of Year, with Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Martin D-28CWB Clarence White Commemorative Edition (2002) | Elderly Instruments

December 5, 2018
 
A special edition copy of White's modified 1935 D-28, with an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, large soundhole, and more.
 
 
 
 

Martin D-28CWB Clarence White Commemorative Edition (2002) | Elderly Instruments

December 5, 2018
 
A special edition copy of White's modified 1935 D-28, with an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, large soundhole, and more.
 
 
 
 

Weber Bitterroot F20-O Octave Mandolin | Elderly Instruments

November 21, 2018
 
A beautiful octave mandolin with a traditional F-style body, and a big, sweet sound.
 
 
 
 

Weber Bitterroot F20-O Octave Mandolin | Elderly Instruments

November 21, 2018
 
A beautiful octave mandolin with a traditional F-style body, and a big, sweet sound.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Angeline the Baker”

By: Dan Gabel
November 14, 2018
 
A performance from Bill Evans, Chris Coole, and Ned Luberecki, with a Peghead-packed band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Angeline the Baker”

By: Dan Gabel
November 14, 2018
 
A performance from Bill Evans, Chris Coole, and Ned Luberecki, with a Peghead-packed band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Della Mae: “Peg Monster” | Ear Trumpet Labs & D’Addario

October 15, 2018
 
The Americana powerhouse plays an original song in the Ear Trumpet Labs yurt at the Grey Fox Festival.
 
 
 
 

Della Mae: “Peg Monster” | Ear Trumpet Labs & D’Addario

October 15, 2018
 
The Americana powerhouse plays an original song in the Ear Trumpet Labs yurt at the Grey Fox Festival.
 
 
 
 

Banana Stand Media Presents Ear Trumpet Labs

October 8, 2018
 
Founder Patrick Graham talks about the creation of the Ear Trumpet Labs company and his inspiration behind making the custom microphones.
 
 
 
 

Banana Stand Media Presents Ear Trumpet Labs

October 8, 2018
 
Founder Patrick Graham talks about the creation of the Ear Trumpet Labs company and his inspiration behind making the custom microphones.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Across the Plains of Illinois”

By: Dan Gabel
September 19, 2018
 
Peghead Nation fiddle and banjo instructor plays and sings a great traditional song with his trio.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Across the Plains of Illinois”

By: Dan Gabel
September 19, 2018
 
Peghead Nation fiddle and banjo instructor plays and sings a great traditional song with his trio.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Wally Barnick: “Long Journey Home”

By: Dan Gabel
September 5, 2018
 
The Peghead Nation banjo instructor plays the classic bluegrass song with flatpicking guru Dan Crary and singer/bass player Wally Barnick.
 
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Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Wally Barnick: “Long Journey Home”

By: Dan Gabel
September 5, 2018
 
The Peghead Nation banjo instructor plays the classic bluegrass song with flatpicking guru Dan Crary and singer/bass player Wally Barnick.
 
 
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S.S. Stewart Champion Presentation Banjo (1890s) | Elderly Instruments

August 14, 2018
 
Elderly Instruments owner Stan Werbin demonstrates a beautifully designed open-back banjo built in the 1890s.
 
Stan Werbin
 
 
Stan Werbin
 

S.S. Stewart Champion Presentation Banjo (1890s) | Elderly Instruments

August 14, 2018
 
Elderly Instruments owner Stan Werbin demonstrates a beautifully designed open-back banjo built in the 1890s.
 
 
 
 

5-String Banjo Round Robin | Elderly Instruments

July 22, 2018
 
Ken Perlman, Alan Munde, Greg Cahill and Michael J. Miles play tunes and talk about the history of the banjo, different styles, and more, live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

5-String Banjo Round Robin | Elderly Instruments

July 22, 2018
 
Ken Perlman, Alan Munde, Greg Cahill and Michael J. Miles play tunes and talk about the history of the banjo, different styles, and more, live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

New Course! The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

By: Dan Gabel
July 3, 2018
 
Start taking lessons now with the roots music iconoclast. Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more.
 
 
 
 

New Course! The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

By: Dan Gabel
July 3, 2018
 
Start taking lessons now with the roots music iconoclast. Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, tone, rhythm, and more.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | 1930 Wm. C. Stahl Style 7

April 26, 2018
 
A look at a pre-war guitar built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago, with a 12-fret neck, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and abalone trim.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | 1930 Wm. C. Stahl Style 7

April 26, 2018
 
A look at a pre-war guitar built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago, with a 12-fret neck, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and abalone trim.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Jerry Garcia

March 13, 2018
 
Founder Rick Shubb talks about installing his first capo on Jerry Garcia’s banjo neck, and about his time living with the Grateful Dead guitarist.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Jerry Garcia

March 13, 2018
 
Founder Rick Shubb talks about installing his first capo on Jerry Garcia’s banjo neck, and about his time living with the Grateful Dead guitarist.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Studebaker”

By: Dan Gabel
March 7, 2018
 
Flatpicking master Kenny Smith plays one of his original tunes with Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors, along with bassist Max Schwartz and fiddler Nate Lee.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Studebaker”

By: Dan Gabel
March 7, 2018
 
Flatpicking master Kenny Smith plays one of his original tunes with Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors, along with bassist Max Schwartz and fiddler Nate Lee.
 
 
 
 

Raw Talent with the Gibson Brothers | D’Addario Nickel Bronze

December 5, 2017
 
The bluegrass masters visit Raw Talent, the Improv Song Series where we give artists made-up song titles, ask them to write a song on the spot.
 
 
 
 

Raw Talent with the Gibson Brothers | D’Addario Nickel Bronze

December 5, 2017
 
The bluegrass masters visit Raw Talent, the Improv Song Series where we give artists made-up song titles, ask them to write a song on the spot.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Accessories | Instrument Care Kit

November 6, 2017
 
Everything you need to keep your instrument playing, looking, and sounding its best, in one portable, handy kit.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Accessories | Instrument Care Kit

November 6, 2017
 
Everything you need to keep your instrument playing, looking, and sounding its best, in one portable, handy kit.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham”

By: Dan Gabel
October 10, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a traditional favorite with his trio at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham”

By: Dan Gabel
October 10, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a traditional favorite with his trio at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.
 
 
 
 

Oddities and Rarities from the Elderly Collection

September 8, 2017
 
A look at some of the unique instruments in Elderly’s extensive collection including a Gibson harp guitar, a fretless upright bass made from a bass drum, and more.
 
 
 
 

Oddities and Rarities from the Elderly Collection

September 8, 2017
 
A look at some of the unique instruments in Elderly’s extensive collection including a Gibson harp guitar, a fretless upright bass made from a bass drum, and more.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: Flying Home

By: Derk Richardson
August 28, 2017
 
John Reischman and the Jaybirds soar through gospel, old-time, bluegrass, and Beatles songs on their latest recording.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: Flying Home

By: Derk Richardson
August 28, 2017
 
John Reischman and the Jaybirds soar through gospel, old-time, bluegrass, and Beatles songs on their latest recording.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin OM-45GE Brazilian

August 3, 2017
 
Hiroya Tsukamoto plays “Another Great Day To Be Alive” on the Martin OM-45GE Golden Era Brazilian (2003) at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin OM-45GE Brazilian

August 3, 2017
 
Hiroya Tsukamoto plays “Another Great Day To Be Alive” on the Martin OM-45GE Golden Era Brazilian (2003) at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Soggy Bottom Boys: “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”

By: Dan Gabel
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.
 
 
 
 

Soggy Bottom Boys: “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”

By: Dan Gabel
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.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Rosa Lee McFall”

By: Dan Gabel
June 28, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a Charlie Monroe song with his old-time trio at the Father's Day Festival in Grass Valley, California.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Rosa Lee McFall”

By: Dan Gabel
June 28, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a Charlie Monroe song with his old-time trio at the Father's Day Festival in Grass Valley, California.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “K.C. Moan”

June 7, 2017
 
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher and his trio play and sing the Memphis Jug Band’s old-time blues favorite.
 
 
 
 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “K.C. Moan”

June 7, 2017
 
Peghead Nation old-time fiddle teacher and his trio play and sing the Memphis Jug Band’s old-time blues favorite.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

June 2, 2017
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

June 2, 2017
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Petersburg Gal”

By: Dan Gabel
April 21, 2017
 
Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors play Bill Evans’ original tune with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, bassist Max Schwartz, and fiddler Nate Lee at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Petersburg Gal”

By: Dan Gabel
April 21, 2017
 
Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors play Bill Evans’ original tune with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, bassist Max Schwartz, and fiddler Nate Lee at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse.
 
 
 
 

Kaia Kater, “Paradise Fell” | LR Baggs

February 21, 2017
 
LR Baggs presents Canadian songwriter, singer, and banjo player Kaia Kater playing a song from her recent album, “Nine Pin.”
 
 
 
 

Kaia Kater, “Paradise Fell” | LR Baggs

February 21, 2017
 
LR Baggs presents Canadian songwriter, singer, and banjo player Kaia Kater playing a song from her recent album, “Nine Pin.”
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “The Train That Carried My Girl from Town”

By: Dan Gabel
January 12, 2017
 
Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes play a three-banjo version of the popular bluegrass song.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “The Train That Carried My Girl from Town”

By: Dan Gabel
January 12, 2017
 
Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes play a three-banjo version of the popular bluegrass song.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Train 45 / Reuben’s Train”

By: Dan Gabel
December 23, 2016
 
A performance from Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, with an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Train 45 / Reuben’s Train”

By: Dan Gabel
December 23, 2016
 
A performance from Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, with an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Banjo Extravaganza: “The Train That Carried My Girl from Town”

By: Dan Gabel
November 22, 2016
 
A performance from the 2016 CA Banjo Extravaganza, with Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, and an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Banjo Extravaganza: “The Train That Carried My Girl from Town”

By: Dan Gabel
November 22, 2016
 
A performance from the 2016 CA Banjo Extravaganza, with Bill Evans, Joe Newberry, and Danny Barnes, and an all-star band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Gentle on My Mind”

By: Dan Gabel
September 29, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh joins Molly Tuttle and an all-star band to play a John Hartford classic live at Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Gentle on My Mind”

By: Dan Gabel
September 29, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh joins Molly Tuttle and an all-star band to play a John Hartford classic live at Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Steve Spurgin: “A Walk in the Irish Rain”

By: Dan Gabel
September 27, 2016
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans plays backstage at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse with two bluegrass legends.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Steve Spurgin: “A Walk in the Irish Rain”

By: Dan Gabel
September 27, 2016
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans plays backstage at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse with two bluegrass legends.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Goodtime Artisan Banjos

August 15, 2016
 
The new Deering Goodtime Artisan series banjos replace the Classic Goodtime banjos and include a brown satin finish, planatary tuners, and a midnight maple fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Goodtime Artisan Banjos

August 15, 2016
 
The new Deering Goodtime Artisan series banjos replace the Classic Goodtime banjos and include a brown satin finish, planatary tuners, and a midnight maple fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | What is a Banjo Guitar?

June 7, 2016
 
Elderly’s Elden Kelly talks about the 6-string banjo and plays examples from Vega, Deering, Gold Tone, and Gretsch.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | What is a Banjo Guitar?

June 7, 2016
 
Elderly’s Elden Kelly talks about the 6-string banjo and plays examples from Vega, Deering, Gold Tone, and Gretsch.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Sierra Maple Banjo

May 12, 2016
 
Deering’s Sierra model is one of their most popular professional banjos, and the maple resonator gives this model a bright, crisp tone.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Sierra Maple Banjo

May 12, 2016
 
Deering’s Sierra model is one of their most popular professional banjos, and the maple resonator gives this model a bright, crisp tone.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin Band: “Ease On Down”

By: Dan Gabel
April 13, 2016
 
Peghead Nation's clawhammer banjo instructor plays a new song from her forthcoming album, "Jump the Fire," live in our studios.
 
 
 
 

Evie Ladin Band: “Ease On Down”

By: Dan Gabel
April 13, 2016
 
Peghead Nation's clawhammer banjo instructor plays a new song from her forthcoming album, "Jump the Fire," live in our studios.
 
 
 
 

Deering Introduces Artisan Goodtime Banjos

April 5, 2016
 
The new Artisan Goodtime banjos feature a new Midnight Maple fingerboard and beautiful new appointments, and retain the Classic Goodtime playability and rich tone.
 
 
 
 

Deering Introduces Artisan Goodtime Banjos

April 5, 2016
 
The new Artisan Goodtime banjos feature a new Midnight Maple fingerboard and beautiful new appointments, and retain the Classic Goodtime playability and rich tone.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Chad Manning, Scott Nygaard: “Clinch Mountain Backstep”

By: Dan Gabel
February 9, 2016
 
While in the Peghead Nation studio last month Chad Manning, Bill Evans, and Scott Nygaard took a few minutes between shooting videos for their courses to play this Ralph Stanley bluegrass banjo classic.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Chad Manning, Scott Nygaard: “Clinch Mountain Backstep”

By: Dan Gabel
February 9, 2016
 
While in the Peghead Nation studio last month Chad Manning, Bill Evans, and Scott Nygaard took a few minutes between shooting videos for their courses to play this Ralph Stanley bluegrass banjo classic.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas with Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas plays "What Is the Soul of Man" with Jayme Stone, Margaret Glaspy, Tim O'Brien, and Joe Phillips.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas with Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas plays "What Is the Soul of Man" with Jayme Stone, Margaret Glaspy, Tim O'Brien, and Joe Phillips.
 
 
 
 

The Six Who Made Me | Chance McCoy

January 18, 2016
 
D'Addario presents multi-instrumentalist Chance McCoy talking about his six biggest musical influences, from Jimmy Page to old-time fiddler Edden Hammons.
 
 
 
 

The Six Who Made Me | Chance McCoy

January 18, 2016
 
D'Addario presents multi-instrumentalist Chance McCoy talking about his six biggest musical influences, from Jimmy Page to old-time fiddler Edden Hammons.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh: “June Apple/Salt Creek”

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2016
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans plays two bluegrass classics backstage during the CA Banjo Extravaganza with guests Riley Baugus and Ryan Cavanaugh.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans, Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh: “June Apple/Salt Creek”

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2016
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans plays two bluegrass classics backstage during the CA Banjo Extravaganza with guests Riley Baugus and Ryan Cavanaugh.
 
 
 
 

The Six Who Made Me | Fats Kaplin

December 23, 2015
 
D'Addario presents multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin talking about his early influences in old-time string-band music.
 
 
 
 

The Six Who Made Me | Fats Kaplin

December 23, 2015
 
D'Addario presents multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin talking about his early influences in old-time string-band music.
 
 
 
 

Deering Wood Room Sessions | Gayle Skidmore

December 18, 2015
 
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gayle Skidmore dropped into the Deering Banjo factory to play her song "The Impossible Sum."
 
 
 
 

Deering Wood Room Sessions | Gayle Skidmore

December 18, 2015
 
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gayle Skidmore dropped into the Deering Banjo factory to play her song "The Impossible Sum."
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans: “The Distance Between Two Points”

By: Dan Gabel
November 24, 2015
 
A live performance from the 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza, with Bill Evans and an all-star band including Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Bill Evans: “The Distance Between Two Points”

By: Dan Gabel
November 24, 2015
 
A live performance from the 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza, with Bill Evans and an all-star band including Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.
 
 
 
 

Dave Rawlings Machine Performance

By: Dan Gabel
November 23, 2015
 
Watch a four-song performance by the Dave Rawlings Machine, including Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas, in the KEXP studio.
 
 
 
 

Dave Rawlings Machine Performance

By: Dan Gabel
November 23, 2015
 
Watch a four-song performance by the Dave Rawlings Machine, including Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas, in the KEXP studio.
 
 
 
 

Dan Walsh’s Clawhammer Style

November 12, 2015
 
The UK's Dan Walsh stopped by the Deering Banjo factory to talk about his unique applications of clawhammer banjo to Irish and Scottish music, bluegrass, and MIddle Eastern music.
 
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Dan Walsh’s Clawhammer Style

November 12, 2015
 
The UK's Dan Walsh stopped by the Deering Banjo factory to talk about his unique applications of clawhammer banjo to Irish and Scottish music, bluegrass, and MIddle Eastern music.
 
 
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Albatross: “Hope You Find What You’re Looking For”

October 29, 2015
 
LR Baggs presents Albatross performing "Hope You Find What You're Looking For" live in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
 

Albatross: “Hope You Find What You’re Looking For”

October 29, 2015
 
LR Baggs presents Albatross performing "Hope You Find What You're Looking For" live in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner

September 24, 2015
 
D'Addario has updated their large-format headstock tuner with a flip-up display, rotating body, and more.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner

September 24, 2015
 
D'Addario has updated their large-format headstock tuner with a flip-up display, rotating body, and more.
 
 
 
 

Mark Goldenberg’s Stage Rig

July 30, 2015
 
Peghead Nation instructor and sideman extraordinaire demonstrates the instruments he uses onstage with Hugh Laurie’s Copper Bottom Band.
 
 
 
 

Mark Goldenberg’s Stage Rig

July 30, 2015
 
Peghead Nation instructor and sideman extraordinaire demonstrates the instruments he uses onstage with Hugh Laurie’s Copper Bottom Band.
 
 
 
 

Deering Lineup: Vega Little Wonder

May 11, 2015
 
Jens Kruger demonstrates the Vega Little Wonder banjo from Deering in both the 11" and 12" versions. The Little Wonder is made with a three-ply maple rim, ebony fingerboard, and substantial neck profile to give it a classic old-time feel.
 
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Deering Lineup: Vega Little Wonder

May 11, 2015
 
Jens Kruger demonstrates the Vega Little Wonder banjo from Deering in both the 11" and 12" versions. The Little Wonder is made with a three-ply maple rim, ebony fingerboard, and substantial neck profile to give it a classic old-time feel.
 
 
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Deering Tech: Goodtime 101

December 2, 2014
 
Deering Banjo's Barry Hunn explains the different features and banjos in the Goodtime line, and why a Goodtime banjo is an excellent entry-level choice.
 
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Deering Tech: Goodtime 101

December 2, 2014
 
Deering Banjo's Barry Hunn explains the different features and banjos in the Goodtime line, and why a Goodtime banjo is an excellent entry-level choice.
 
 
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Goodtime Americana – Hear the Difference

November 10, 2014
 
The combination of the new Grand 12" rim and Renaissance head gives the new Goodtime Americana a much deeper, fuller tone compared the original Goodtime Openback!
 
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Goodtime Americana – Hear the Difference

November 10, 2014
 
The combination of the new Grand 12" rim and Renaissance head gives the new Goodtime Americana a much deeper, fuller tone compared the original Goodtime Openback!
 
 
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