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Watch the California Bluegrass Association 48-Hour Jam-a-Thon

By: Dan Gabel
January 6, 2021
 
Peghead Nation instructors join over a hundred bluegrass luminaries in a 48-hour livestream to raise money for the CBA Youth Academy, starting Friday, January 8 at 5 PM Pacific.
 
CBA Jam-a-Thon
 
 
CBA Jam-a-Thon
 

Watch the California Bluegrass Association 48-Hour Jam-a-Thon

By: Dan Gabel
January 6, 2021
 
Peghead Nation instructors join over a hundred bluegrass luminaries in a 48-hour livestream to raise money for the CBA Youth Academy, starting Friday, January 8 at 5 PM Pacific.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Bluegrass Special”

By: Dan Gabel
December 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic Bill Monroe boogie-woogie tune.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Bluegrass Special”

By: Dan Gabel
December 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic Bill Monroe boogie-woogie tune.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: The Deep Roots of Laurie Lewis

By: Derk Richardson
November 30, 2020
 
On “and Laurie Lewis,” the Berkeley-based multi-instrumentalist mines a career’s worth of friendships for a brilliant collection of duets.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: The Deep Roots of Laurie Lewis

By: Derk Richardson
November 30, 2020
 
On “and Laurie Lewis,” the Berkeley-based multi-instrumentalist mines a career’s worth of friendships for a brilliant collection of duets.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

Watch Our Soloing and Improvising Workshop | Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard

By: Dan Gabel
July 23, 2020
 
Our mandolin and guitar instructors talk about their unique approaches to improvising and field questions from their students in this 90-minute workshop.
 
 
 
 

Watch Our Soloing and Improvising Workshop | Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard

By: Dan Gabel
July 23, 2020
 
Our mandolin and guitar instructors talk about their unique approaches to improvising and field questions from their students in this 90-minute workshop.
 
 
 
 

Chad Manning and Scott Nygaard: “Whiskey Before Breakfast”

By: Dan Gabel
July 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar version of the jam-session favorite.
 
 
 
 

Chad Manning and Scott Nygaard: “Whiskey Before Breakfast”

By: Dan Gabel
July 22, 2020
 
Peghead Nation instructors play a mandolin and guitar version of the jam-session favorite.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard: “Midnight on the Water”

By: Dan Gabel
July 9, 2020
 
A beautiful performance of the bluegrass classic from the string trio, Harmonic Tone Revealers.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard: “Midnight on the Water”

By: Dan Gabel
July 9, 2020
 
A beautiful performance of the bluegrass classic from the string trio, Harmonic Tone Revealers.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Dawg’s Waltz”

By: Dan Gabel
July 2, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a David Grisman and Jerry Garcia tune.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Dawg’s Waltz”

By: Dan Gabel
July 2, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a David Grisman and Jerry Garcia tune.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Watch Mike Compton’s Monroe-Style Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
May 13, 2020
 
The mandolin master took over the Peghead Nation Facebook feed recently to answer questions from his students and play a few tunes. Watch it all here.
 
 
 
 

Watch Mike Compton’s Monroe-Style Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
May 13, 2020
 
The mandolin master took over the Peghead Nation Facebook feed recently to answer questions from his students and play a few tunes. Watch it all here.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Watson’s Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
February 13, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “Watson’s Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
February 13, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a tune that Bill Monroe wrote and named after one of his favorite guitarists, Doc Watson.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: When Picking Is Your Passion

By: Derk Richardson
March 6, 2019
 
Tyler Grant and Robin Kessinger infuse their acoustic guitar flatpicking duets with unbridled joy.
 
 
 
 

Derk’s Discoveries: When Picking Is Your Passion

By: Derk Richardson
March 6, 2019
 
Tyler Grant and Robin Kessinger infuse their acoustic guitar flatpicking duets with unbridled joy.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Bring Your Clothes Back Home”

By: Dan Gabel
January 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play John Hartford’s humorous blues song.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Bring Your Clothes Back Home”

By: Dan Gabel
January 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play John Hartford’s humorous blues song.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and the Jaybirds: “Little Pine Siskin”

By: Dan Gabel
October 30, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original tune with his band at the IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and the Jaybirds: “Little Pine Siskin”

By: Dan Gabel
October 30, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original tune with his band at the IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and the Jaybirds: “Hop High My Lulu Gal”

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a traditional favorite with his band at the IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and the Jaybirds: “Hop High My Lulu Gal”

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a traditional favorite with his band at the IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “Sail Away Ladies”

By: Dan Gabel
August 4, 2018
 
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play the Kenny Baker version of this traditional favorite.
 
 
 
 

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “Sail Away Ladies”

By: Dan Gabel
August 4, 2018
 
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play the Kenny Baker version of this traditional favorite.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “East Tennessee Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
November 22, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play the popular old-time tune at our first Mandolin Camp.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard: “East Tennessee Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
November 22, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play the popular old-time tune at our first Mandolin Camp.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.”
 
 
 
 

Melodic Mandolin Tunes with John Reischman Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
February 20, 2017
 
Learn to play traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles from a modern mandolin master.
 
 
 
 

Melodic Mandolin Tunes with John Reischman Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
February 20, 2017
 
Learn to play traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles from a modern mandolin master.
 
 
 
 

Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
December 5, 2016
 
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
 
 
 
 

Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
December 5, 2016
 
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Cream and Sugar Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
June 28, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic blues mandolin tune.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Cream and Sugar Blues”

By: Dan Gabel
June 28, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic blues mandolin tune.
 
 
 
 

Claire Lynch Band, “How Many Moons”

June 14, 2016
 
Claire Lynch and her band perform live backstage at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California, in 2014.
 
Claire Lynch Band
 
 
Claire Lynch Band
 

Claire Lynch Band, “How Many Moons”

June 14, 2016
 
Claire Lynch and her band perform live backstage at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California, in 2014.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy: “Cheyenne”

April 26, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh plays the Bill Monroe classic with his Mr. Sun bandmate.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy: “Cheyenne”

April 26, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh plays the Bill Monroe classic with his Mr. Sun bandmate.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton’s Monroe-Style Mandolin Course Is Live!

By: Dan Gabel
November 24, 2015
 
Peghead Nation adds to its popular mandolin lineup with the great Mike Compton's Monroe-Style Mandolin course.
 
Mike Compton
 
 
Mike Compton
 

Mike Compton’s Monroe-Style Mandolin Course Is Live!

By: Dan Gabel
November 24, 2015
 
Peghead Nation adds to its popular mandolin lineup with the great Mike Compton's Monroe-Style Mandolin course.
 
 
 
 

Scott Fore Plays the Bourgeois Bryan Sutton LE Dreadnought

August 27, 2015
 
Scott Fore demonstrates the Bryan Sutton Limited Edition Dreadnought from Bourgeois with fingerpicked versions of "Cannonball Rag" and "Whiskey Before Breakfast". Using Bryan's D-150 as inspiration, Bourgeois crafted this limited model with new advances in our Aged Tone torrefaction process, including the bracing.
 
 
 
 

Scott Fore Plays the Bourgeois Bryan Sutton LE Dreadnought

August 27, 2015
 
Scott Fore demonstrates the Bryan Sutton Limited Edition Dreadnought from Bourgeois with fingerpicked versions of "Cannonball Rag" and "Whiskey Before Breakfast". Using Bryan's D-150 as inspiration, Bourgeois crafted this limited model with new advances in our Aged Tone torrefaction process, including the bracing.
 
 
 
 

Ricky Skaggs: Lyric Acoustic Microphone

February 17, 2015
 
The bluegrass and country legend talks about playing and recording with the LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Microphone.
 
 
 
 

Ricky Skaggs: Lyric Acoustic Microphone

February 17, 2015
 
The bluegrass and country legend talks about playing and recording with the LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Microphone.
 
 
 
 
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