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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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “The Eighth of January”

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2021
 
A three-mandolin, one-guitar version of the popular fiddle tune, played by the instructors at the first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “The Eighth of January”

By: Dan Gabel
January 8, 2021
 
A three-mandolin, one-guitar version of the popular fiddle tune, played by the instructors at the first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp.
 
 
 
 

Sharon Gilchrist’s Melodic Embellishment Live Workshop | Introductory Video

By: Dan Gabel
January 1, 2021
 
Join Sharon’s live Zoom workshop, happening every other week, starting on Saturday, January 16 and ending on Saturday, April 24.
 
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Sharon Gilchrist Workshop
 

Sharon Gilchrist’s Melodic Embellishment Live Workshop | Introductory Video

By: Dan Gabel
January 1, 2021
 
Join Sharon’s live Zoom workshop, happening every other week, starting on Saturday, January 16 and ending on Saturday, April 24.
 
 
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Materials for Melodic Embellishment Workshop with Sharon Gilchrist

By: Dan Gabel
December 30, 2020
 
Download the audio files and notation/tablature for the tunes that you’ll use in Sharon’s 8-session workshop.
 
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Sharon Gilchrist Workshop
 

Materials for Melodic Embellishment Workshop with Sharon Gilchrist

By: Dan Gabel
December 30, 2020
 
Download the audio files and notation/tablature for the tunes that you’ll use in Sharon’s 8-session workshop.
 
 
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Joe K. Walsh and Brittany Karlson: “When It’s Over”

By: Dan Gabel
December 26, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a beautiful tune he recently wrote for the “Top Shelf Sheffield” video series.
 
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Joe K. Walsh and Brittany Karlson: “When It’s Over”

By: Dan Gabel
December 26, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a beautiful tune he recently wrote for the “Top Shelf Sheffield” video series.
 
 
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Tim O’Brien: “Grandma’s Hands” | Northfield Mandolins

December 23, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist plays an original song live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
Tim OBrien
 
 
Tim OBrien
 

Tim O’Brien: “Grandma’s Hands” | Northfield Mandolins

December 23, 2020
 
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist plays an original song live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

John Doyle, Marla Fibish, and Mick McAuley: “Loftus Jones/A Fair Wind/The Collier’s Reel/Dan Breen’s”

December 19, 2020
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor joins former Solas members John Doyle and Mick McAuley for an impromptu set of tunes.
 
 
 
 

John Doyle, Marla Fibish, and Mick McAuley: “Loftus Jones/A Fair Wind/The Collier’s Reel/Dan Breen’s”

December 19, 2020
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor joins former Solas members John Doyle and Mick McAuley for an impromptu set of tunes.
 
 
 
 

Watch John Reischman’s Double-Stops Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
December 12, 2020
 
Our Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor walks through helpful exercises for working double-stops into your accompaniment and soloing in this workshop.
 
John Reischman
 
 
John Reischman
 

Watch John Reischman’s Double-Stops Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
December 12, 2020
 
Our Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor walks through helpful exercises for working double-stops into your accompaniment and soloing in this workshop.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 4

December 10, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the introduction of mandolins and ukuleles in the early 1900s.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 4

December 10, 2020
 
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the introduction of mandolins and ukuleles in the early 1900s.
 
 
 
 

Aaron Weinstein: “My Shining Hour”

By: Dan Gabel
December 8, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays a Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer song from the 1943 film “The Sky’s the Limit.”
 
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Aaron Weinstein
 

Aaron Weinstein: “My Shining Hour”

By: Dan Gabel
December 8, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays a Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer song from the 1943 film “The Sky’s the Limit.”
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall: “Mansinneedof” | Northfield Mandolins

November 30, 2020
 
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
Sarah Jarosz
 
 
Sarah Jarosz
 

Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall: “Mansinneedof” | Northfield Mandolins

November 30, 2020
 
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Don Stiernberg Trio: “I’m Old Fashioned” | Northfield Mandolins

November 13, 2020
 
The mandolin master plays a great version of the Jerome Kern classic with his trio, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Don Stiernberg Trio: “I’m Old Fashioned” | Northfield Mandolins

November 13, 2020
 
The mandolin master plays a great version of the Jerome Kern classic with his trio, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Brittany Karlson: “Innisfree”

By: Dan Gabel
November 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original composition set to a W.B. Yeats poem, with his fellow Peghead Nation and Berklee College of Music instructors.
 
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Joe K. Walsh Bruce Molsky Darol Anger
 

Joe K. Walsh, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Brittany Karlson: “Innisfree”

By: Dan Gabel
November 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original composition set to a W.B. Yeats poem, with his fellow Peghead Nation and Berklee College of Music instructors.
 
 
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Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “The Famous Ballymote” and “The Morning Star”

By: Dan Gabel
October 15, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Backup Guitar instructor flatpicks a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
 
 
 
 

Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “The Famous Ballymote” and “The Morning Star”

By: Dan Gabel
October 15, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Backup Guitar instructor flatpicks a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh, Jake Howard, Ethan Setiawan, Grant Gordy, and Darol Anger: “Ricochet”

By: Dan Gabel
October 12, 2020
 
Joe K. Walsh gathered mandolin compatriots together with his Mr Sun bandmates for a fun take on David Grisman’s tune “Ricochet” at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh, Jake Howard, Ethan Setiawan, Grant Gordy, and Darol Anger: “Ricochet”

By: Dan Gabel
October 12, 2020
 
Joe K. Walsh gathered mandolin compatriots together with his Mr Sun bandmates for a fun take on David Grisman’s tune “Ricochet” at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

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 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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Big Mon Comparison | Northfield Mandolins

September 2, 2020
 
Two Big Mon mandolins, one built with Engelmann, the other with an Adirondack spruce top, played back-to-back.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Big Mon Comparison | Northfield Mandolins

September 2, 2020
 
Two Big Mon mandolins, one built with Engelmann, the other with an Adirondack spruce top, played back-to-back.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Mike Marshall: “La Arboleda” | Northfield Mandolins

August 14, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a Puerto Rican tune that John learned from a recording of cuatro player Pedro Padilla.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Mike Marshall: “La Arboleda” | Northfield Mandolins

August 14, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a Puerto Rican tune that John learned from a recording of cuatro player Pedro Padilla.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones” | Northfield Mandolins

July 29, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist performs live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones” | Northfield Mandolins

July 29, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist performs live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

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 and Don Stiernberg: “Yardbird Suite” | Northfield Mandolins

July 16, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a great version of Charlie Parker’s classic 1946 bebop composition, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Don Stiernberg: “Yardbird Suite” | Northfield Mandolins

July 16, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a great version of Charlie Parker’s classic 1946 bebop composition, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Watch Aaron Weinstein’s Live Chord Melody Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor fielded questions from his students and other mandolin enthusiasts in a wide-ranging one-hour live session on Facebook. Check out the video here.
 
 
 
 

Watch Aaron Weinstein’s Live Chord Melody Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor fielded questions from his students and other mandolin enthusiasts in a wide-ranging one-hour live session on Facebook. Check out the video here.
 
 
 
 

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 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.
 
 
 
 

Marla Fibish and Dale Russ: “Dever the Dancer” and “Hunting the Hare”

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish slip jigs.
 
 
 
 

Marla Fibish and Dale Russ: “Dever the Dancer” and “Hunting the Hare”

By: Dan Gabel
July 1, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish mandolin and fiddle teachers play a medley of Irish slip jigs.
 
 
 
 

Watch the Scroggins & Rose Live Event

By: Dan Gabel
June 30, 2020
 
The great violin and mandolin duo took over our Facebook feed recently to play a few tunes and talk about their fine new album, “Curios.”
 
 
 
 

Watch the Scroggins & Rose Live Event

By: Dan Gabel
June 30, 2020
 
The great violin and mandolin duo took over our Facebook feed recently to play a few tunes and talk about their fine new album, “Curios.”
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas and Chris Thile: “Crow Molly”/“Ship in the Clouds”

By: Dan Gabel
June 6, 2020
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile play tunes by their hero (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas and Chris Thile: “Crow Molly”/“Ship in the Clouds”

By: Dan Gabel
June 6, 2020
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile play tunes by their hero (and our co-founder) Scott Nygaard, during a show in San Francisco.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins | Custom A-Style Mandolin

May 21, 2020
 
An artful short film of Josh Lutrell going through the finishing process on a custom A-style Ellis Mandolin, shot on a RED Gemini 5K camera.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins | Custom A-Style Mandolin

May 21, 2020
 
An artful short film of Josh Lutrell going through the finishing process on a custom A-style Ellis Mandolin, shot on a RED Gemini 5K camera.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Watch Marla Fibish’s Irish Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
April 28, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor took over our Facebook feed recently for an hour-long Q&A session with her Peghead Nation students. Watch the whole video here.
 
 
 
 

Watch Marla Fibish’s Irish Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
April 28, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor took over our Facebook feed recently for an hour-long Q&A session with her Peghead Nation students. Watch the whole video here.
 
 
 
 

The Evolution of the Collings T-Series

April 28, 2020
 
Collings Guitars’ Steve McCreary, guitarist Chris Eldridge, and other team members talk about how they developed the popular Traditional Series.
 
 
 
 

The Evolution of the Collings T-Series

April 28, 2020
 
Collings Guitars’ Steve McCreary, guitarist Chris Eldridge, and other team members talk about how they developed the popular Traditional Series.
 
 
 
 

Watch Aaron Weinstein’s Live Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
April 18, 2020
 
Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor fielded questions from his students and other mandolin enthusiasts in a wide-ranging one-hour live session on Facebook. Check out the video here.
 
 
 
 

Watch Aaron Weinstein’s Live Mandolin Workshop

By: Dan Gabel
April 18, 2020
 
Our Chord Melody Mandolin instructor fielded questions from his students and other mandolin enthusiasts in a wide-ranging one-hour live session on Facebook. Check out the video here.
 
 
 
 

Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method with Sharon Gilchrist Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
March 16, 2020
 
Sharon Gilchrist teaches you to play solos to any bluegrass song in any key using her method based on arpeggios, double-stops, and chop-chord shapes.
 
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Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method with Sharon Gilchrist Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
March 16, 2020
 
Sharon Gilchrist teaches you to play solos to any bluegrass song in any key using her method based on arpeggios, double-stops, and chop-chord shapes.
 
 
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Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “Winnie Hayes” and “Anthony Frawley’s”

By: Dan Gabel
March 16, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor plays a set of jigs with our Irish Backup Guitar instructor.
 
 
 
 

Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “Winnie Hayes” and “Anthony Frawley’s”

By: Dan Gabel
March 16, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor plays a set of jigs with our Irish Backup Guitar instructor.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

New Album from Marla Fibish

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
 
 
 
 

New Album from Marla Fibish

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2020
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish Mandolin instructor releases “The Bright Hollow Fog,” an album of beautiful solo and duo performances on mandolin and mandola.
 
 
 
 

Andrew Marlin with Eli West, Christian Sedelmyer, Clint Mullican: “Wooden Spoon Over by the Sink”

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2020
 
Andrew Marlin and his band plays an original tune from his instrumental album, “Buried in a Cape,” backstage at Terrapin Crossroads.
 
 
 
 

Andrew Marlin with Eli West, Christian Sedelmyer, Clint Mullican: “Wooden Spoon Over by the Sink”

By: Dan Gabel
February 2, 2020
 
Andrew Marlin and his band plays an original tune from his instrumental album, “Buried in a Cape,” backstage at Terrapin Crossroads.
 
 
 
 

David Howley and Seth Taylor: “Blackberry Blossom” | Collings

January 13, 2020
 
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the guitarist from Mountain Heart play a bluegrass favorite.
 
 
 
 

David Howley and Seth Taylor: “Blackberry Blossom” | Collings

January 13, 2020
 
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the guitarist from Mountain Heart play a bluegrass favorite.
 
 
 
 

Hawktail: “Annbjørg”

By: Dan Gabel
January 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and her progressive acoustic band play an original tune from their new album, “Formations.”
 
 
 
 

Hawktail: “Annbjørg”

By: Dan Gabel
January 10, 2020
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Brittany Haas and her progressive acoustic band play an original tune from their new album, “Formations.”
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh with Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, and Grant Gordy: “Fiddler of Dooney”

By: Dan Gabel
January 2, 2020
 
Joe K. Walsh set a William Butler Yeats poem to music and plays it here with an all-star band, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp last fall.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh with Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, and Grant Gordy: “Fiddler of Dooney”

By: Dan Gabel
January 2, 2020
 
Joe K. Walsh set a William Butler Yeats poem to music and plays it here with an all-star band, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp last fall.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry: “Last Chance”

By: Dan Gabel
December 24, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor and his duo partner play a classic banjo tune from Virginia old-time musician Hobart Smith.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry: “Last Chance”

By: Dan Gabel
December 24, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor and his duo partner play a classic banjo tune from Virginia old-time musician Hobart Smith.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas with Joe K. Walsh, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, Grant Gordy, and Ethan Setiawan: “Dry and Dusty”

By: Dan Gabel
November 21, 2019
 
Brittany Haas and an all-star band play a beautiful version of the popular Texas fiddle tune, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas with Joe K. Walsh, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, Grant Gordy, and Ethan Setiawan: “Dry and Dusty”

By: Dan Gabel
November 21, 2019
 
Brittany Haas and an all-star band play a beautiful version of the popular Texas fiddle tune, live at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry: “Singing As We Rise”

By: Dan Gabel
November 13, 2019
 
The old-time duo plays the Joe Newberry original that won IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for 2012, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry: “Singing As We Rise”

By: Dan Gabel
November 13, 2019
 
The old-time duo plays the Joe Newberry original that won IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for 2012, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh, Jake Howard, Ethan Setiawan, Grant Gordy, and Darol Anger: “E.M.D.”

By: Dan Gabel
November 9, 2019
 
A smoking triple-mandolin version of David Grisman’s tune “E.M.D.,” recorded at the Great Lakes Music Camp 2019.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh, Jake Howard, Ethan Setiawan, Grant Gordy, and Darol Anger: “E.M.D.”

By: Dan Gabel
November 9, 2019
 
A smoking triple-mandolin version of David Grisman’s tune “E.M.D.,” recorded at the Great Lakes Music Camp 2019.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman with Joe K. Walsh, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, and Hayes Griffin: “Salt Spring”

By: Dan Gabel
October 29, 2019
 
John Reischman plays one of his popular original tunes with an all-star band at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman with Joe K. Walsh, Darol Anger, Missy Raines, and Hayes Griffin: “Salt Spring”

By: Dan Gabel
October 29, 2019
 
John Reischman plays one of his popular original tunes with an all-star band at the Great Lakes Music Camp this fall.
 
 
 
 

Small Town Therapy: “33”

By: Dan Gabel
October 2, 2019
 
Adam Roszkiewicz and Leif Karlstrom play one of their original fiddle and mandolin compositions from their latest album, “Dreams and Circumstances.”
 
 
 
 

Small Town Therapy: “33”

By: Dan Gabel
October 2, 2019
 
Adam Roszkiewicz and Leif Karlstrom play one of their original fiddle and mandolin compositions from their latest album, “Dreams and Circumstances.”
 
 
 
 

John Reischman: “Little Pine Siskin”

By: Dan Gabel
September 10, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor plays a solo version of an original tune he recorded on his stellar “Walk Along John” album.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman: “Little Pine Siskin”

By: Dan Gabel
September 10, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor plays a solo version of an original tune he recorded on his stellar “Walk Along John” album.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Aaron Weinstein: How to Tie a Bow Tie

By: Dan Gabel
August 28, 2019
 
On the eve of the release of his new album, Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor demonstrates a skill that every mandolin player should know.
 
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Aaron Weinstein: How to Tie a Bow Tie

By: Dan Gabel
August 28, 2019
 
On the eve of the release of his new album, Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor demonstrates a skill that every mandolin player should know.
 
 
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Aaron Weinstein: Chord Melody Improv on “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me”

By: Dan Gabel
August 7, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays an improvisation on the Duke Ellington classic.
 
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Aaron Weinstein: Chord Melody Improv on “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me”

By: Dan Gabel
August 7, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor plays an improvisation on the Duke Ellington classic.
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

2000 Gilchrist F-5

July 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his new Gilchrist mandolin, which was previously owned by Andrew Marlin and Aubrey Haynie.
 
 
 
 

2000 Gilchrist F-5

July 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his new Gilchrist mandolin, which was previously owned by Andrew Marlin and Aubrey Haynie.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | John Jorgenson Quintet: “Ghost Dance”

July 2, 2019
 
Watch a smokin’ live performance of John Jorgenson’s original tune, with his stellar gypsy jazz band.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | John Jorgenson Quintet: “Ghost Dance”

July 2, 2019
 
Watch a smokin’ live performance of John Jorgenson’s original tune, with his stellar gypsy jazz band.
 
 
 
 

Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “The Torn Jacket”/“Toss the Feathers”

By: Dan Gabel
May 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s new Irish Backup Guitar instructor plays a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
 
 
 
 

Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “The Torn Jacket”/“Toss the Feathers”

By: Dan Gabel
May 22, 2019
 
Peghead Nation’s new Irish Backup Guitar instructor plays a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.
 
 
 
 

What is a Cittern? | Elderly Instruments

May 1, 2019
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz demonstrates a Nyberg Short Scale Cittern, and discusses the instrument’s history and playability, and how to best use it in folk music.
 
 
 
 

What is a Cittern? | Elderly Instruments

May 1, 2019
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz demonstrates a Nyberg Short Scale Cittern, and discusses the instrument’s history and playability, and how to best use it in folk music.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Flippen”

March 22, 2019
 
A powerhouse collaboration on stage at Wintergrass 2018, playing the Väsen tune “Flippen” with a fun interlude of “Squirrel Hunters.”
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Flippen”

March 22, 2019
 
A powerhouse collaboration on stage at Wintergrass 2018, playing the Väsen tune “Flippen” with a fun interlude of “Squirrel Hunters.”
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

David Howley and Ross Holmes: “St. Anne’s Reel” | Collings

January 21, 2019
 
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the fiddle player from Cadillac Sky, Mumford and Sons, and others play an Irish music favorite at Collings headquarters in Austin, Texas.
 
 
 
 

David Howley and Ross Holmes: “St. Anne’s Reel” | Collings

January 21, 2019
 
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the fiddle player from Cadillac Sky, Mumford and Sons, and others play an Irish music favorite at Collings headquarters in Austin, Texas.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Chris Eldridge: ”Church Street Blues” | Collings Guitar

November 20, 2018
 
Critter plays a solo version of the Norman Blake classic, live at the Collings Guitars’ IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
 
 
 

Chris Eldridge: ”Church Street Blues” | Collings Guitar

November 20, 2018
 
Critter plays a solo version of the Norman Blake classic, live at the Collings Guitars’ IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Maegen Wells A-Style Mandolin and 15-Inch Archtop Guitar

October 25, 2018
 
Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio.
 
 
 
 

Maegen Wells A-Style Mandolin and 15-Inch Archtop Guitar

October 25, 2018
 
Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Roger Tallroth and Mike Marshall | “Forslund”

October 24, 2018
 
A pretty polska played on mandolin and octave mandolin by Väsen guitarist Roger Tallroth and Mike Marshall.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Roger Tallroth and Mike Marshall | “Forslund”

October 24, 2018
 
A pretty polska played on mandolin and octave mandolin by Väsen guitarist Roger Tallroth and Mike Marshall.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Collings MT Torrefied | “Cherokee Shuffle”

August 30, 2018
 
Alex Rueb plays a rendition of the traditional favorite on a Collings MT featuring a torrefied Sitka spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Collings MT Torrefied | “Cherokee Shuffle”

August 30, 2018
 
Alex Rueb plays a rendition of the traditional favorite on a Collings MT featuring a torrefied Sitka spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Sharon Gilchrist Talks Mandolin

By: Dan Gabel
August 29, 2018
 
Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor played a few tunes and answered questions from her students on Facebook Live, and here's the whole video.
 
 
 
 

Sharon Gilchrist Talks Mandolin

By: Dan Gabel
August 29, 2018
 
Our Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin instructor played a few tunes and answered questions from her students on Facebook Live, and here's the whole video.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Egypt”

August 2, 2018
 
Exclusive video of the supergroup playing Mike Marshall’s tune “Egypt” live at Wintergrass 2018.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Väsen, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger | “Egypt”

August 2, 2018
 
Exclusive video of the supergroup playing Mike Marshall’s tune “Egypt” live at Wintergrass 2018.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “The Kerry Reel/The Beauty Spot”

May 25, 2018
 
A medley of Irish reels from Peghead Nation’s renowned Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “The Kerry Reel/The Beauty Spot”

May 25, 2018
 
A medley of Irish reels from Peghead Nation’s renowned Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers.
 
 
 
 

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “It’s My Lazy Day”

By: Dan Gabel
May 8, 2018
 
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play a Smiley Burnett song during a recent house concert.
 
 
 
 

Harmonic Tone Revealers: “It’s My Lazy Day”

By: Dan Gabel
May 8, 2018
 
Peghead Nation instructors John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Scott Nygaard play a Smiley Burnett song during a recent house concert.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, “Please Baby”

By: Dan Gabel
April 30, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play “Please Baby” during a late-night set.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, “Please Baby”

By: Dan Gabel
April 30, 2018
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play “Please Baby” during a late-night set.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Marla Fibish and Dale Russ: “The Killavil Jig/Banish Misfortune”

February 22, 2018
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish jigs.
 
 
 
 

Marla Fibish and Dale Russ: “The Killavil Jig/Banish Misfortune”

February 22, 2018
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish jigs.
 
 
 
 

Collings Guitars D1 A T | Bob Minner

January 5, 2018
 
Guitarist Bob Minner plays his original composition “Liam’s Lullaby” on his Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series).
 
 
 
 

Collings Guitars D1 A T | Bob Minner

January 5, 2018
 
Guitarist Bob Minner plays his original composition “Liam’s Lullaby” on his Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series).
 
 
 
 

Revealing Frank Solivan and Jeremy Middleton | D’Addario

December 21, 2017
 
D’Addario Nickel Bronze presents a moment with members of the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, talking about the Dirty Kitchen name and more.
 
 
 
 

Revealing Frank Solivan and Jeremy Middleton | D’Addario

December 21, 2017
 
D’Addario Nickel Bronze presents a moment with members of the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year, talking about the Dirty Kitchen name and more.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and John Mailander: “Cold, Cold Heart”

By: Dan Gabel
December 19, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a Hank Williams classic with bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John Mailander on octave mandolin.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and John Mailander: “Cold, Cold Heart”

By: Dan Gabel
December 19, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays a Hank Williams classic with bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John Mailander on octave mandolin.
 
 
 
 

Now Live! Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning

By: Dan Gabel
December 6, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor’s new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths.
 
 
 
 

Now Live! Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning

By: Dan Gabel
December 6, 2017
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor’s new theory course covers chords, scales, arpeggios, and more for mandolin, fiddle, and other instruments tuned in fifths.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Collings Guitars | Julian Lage Signature OM1

November 7, 2017
 
Julian Lage introduces his Collings OM1 JL signature model and explains how the development of the T-Series paved the way for its creation.
 
 
 
 

Collings Guitars | Julian Lage Signature OM1

November 7, 2017
 
Julian Lage introduces his Collings OM1 JL signature model and explains how the development of the T-Series paved the way for its creation.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz”

By: Dan Gabel
November 3, 2017
 
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays a beautiful Bill Monroe waltz at our Camp concert.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz”

By: Dan Gabel
November 3, 2017
 
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays a beautiful Bill Monroe waltz at our Camp concert.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “Clinch Mountain Backstep”

By: Dan Gabel
October 25, 2017
 
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays the Ralph Stanley classic at the Camp concert.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “Clinch Mountain Backstep”

By: Dan Gabel
October 25, 2017
 
The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays the Ralph Stanley classic at the Camp concert.
 
 
 
 

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge: “Broadcast” | Collings Guitars

October 23, 2017
 
Two guitar masters perform perform an original tune from their latest album “Mount Royal.”
 
 
 
 

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge: “Broadcast” | Collings Guitars

October 23, 2017
 
Two guitar masters perform perform an original tune from their latest album “Mount Royal.”
 
 
 
 

Kym Warner | “After The Victory” | Collings MT2 V

October 5, 2017
 
Multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner of The Greencards plays his original composition “After The Victory” on his Collings MT2 V mandolin.
 
 
 
 

Kym Warner | “After The Victory” | Collings MT2 V

October 5, 2017
 
Multi-instrumentalist Kym Warner of The Greencards plays his original composition “After The Victory” on his Collings MT2 V mandolin.
 
 
 
 

Scroggins and Rose: “Eagle’s Nest”

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2017
 
Congratulations to Tristan Scroggins on winning an IBMA 2017 Momentum Award in the Instrumentalist category. Watch Tristan and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest.”
 
 
 
 

Scroggins and Rose: “Eagle’s Nest”

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2017
 
Congratulations to Tristan Scroggins on winning an IBMA 2017 Momentum Award in the Instrumentalist category. Watch Tristan and Alisa Rose play “Eagle’s Nest.”
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and John Mailander: “Seneca Square Dance”

By: Dan Gabel
September 26, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an old-time dance tune with bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John Mailander on octave mandolin.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and John Mailander: “Seneca Square Dance”

By: Dan Gabel
September 26, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an old-time dance tune with bluegrass fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John Mailander on octave mandolin.
 
 
 
 

1914 Gibson H-1 Mandola Demo and Mini-Lesson

September 21, 2017
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish demonstrates her vintage mandola and talks about her preferred tuning and some of the techniques and chord voicings she uses.
 
 
 
 

1914 Gibson H-1 Mandola Demo and Mini-Lesson

September 21, 2017
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish demonstrates her vintage mandola and talks about her preferred tuning and some of the techniques and chord voicings she uses.
 
 
 
 

Your Free Lessons for Mandolin Camp Prep

By: Dan Gabel
September 21, 2017
 
Due to popular demand, we've released another five seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017.
 
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Your Free Lessons for Mandolin Camp Prep

By: Dan Gabel
September 21, 2017
 
Due to popular demand, we've released another five seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017.
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

Noctambule: “A Sweetish Tune”

By: Dan Gabel
August 22, 2017
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play the title track from their recently released Noctambule album.
 
 
 
 

Noctambule: “A Sweetish Tune”

By: Dan Gabel
August 22, 2017
 
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play the title track from their recently released Noctambule album.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh: “Never More Will Roam”

By: Dan Gabel
July 26, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original song, inspired by a late-19th century Arctic explorer. With Brittany Haas on fiddle.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh: “Never More Will Roam”

By: Dan Gabel
July 26, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original song, inspired by a late-19th century Arctic explorer. With Brittany Haas on fiddle.
 
 
 
 

Announcing the 2017 Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp

By: Dan Gabel
July 16, 2017
 
Join us in Yosemite for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19 – 22, 2017. Sign up for email updates!
 
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Announcing the 2017 Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp

By: Dan Gabel
July 16, 2017
 
Join us in Yosemite for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19 – 22, 2017. Sign up for email updates!
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

Matt Flinner Trio with Mike Compton, Scott Nygaard, and Sharon Gilchrist: “Trouble in Mind”

By: Dan Gabel
June 15, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a blues standard with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
 
 
 
 

Matt Flinner Trio with Mike Compton, Scott Nygaard, and Sharon Gilchrist: “Trouble in Mind”

By: Dan Gabel
June 15, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a blues standard with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins

May 31, 2017
 
Ellis Mandolins are built by Tom Ellis and small team of craftspeople, who create beautiful, wonderful sounding works of art that are enjoyed and played by musicians around the world.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins

May 31, 2017
 
Ellis Mandolins are built by Tom Ellis and small team of craftspeople, who create beautiful, wonderful sounding works of art that are enjoyed and played by musicians around the world.
 
 
 
 

Scroggins and Rose: “Grana”

By: Dan Gabel
May 19, 2017
 
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play "Grana," the title song from their new album of violin and mandolin duets exploring bluegrass and classical improvisation.
 
 
 
 

Scroggins and Rose: “Grana”

By: Dan Gabel
May 19, 2017
 
Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose play "Grana," the title song from their new album of violin and mandolin duets exploring bluegrass and classical improvisation.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolins

May 3, 2017
 
Northfield’s Adrian Beagle tells the story of the company’s unique octave mandolin model. Demonstrated by Mike Marshall and Emory Lester.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolins

May 3, 2017
 
Northfield’s Adrian Beagle tells the story of the company’s unique octave mandolin model. Demonstrated by Mike Marshall and Emory Lester.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Kenny Smith: “A Prairie Jewel”

By: Dan Gabel
April 12, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original tune from the album “Walk Along John” with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, fiddler Nate Lee, and bass player Max Schwartz.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Kenny Smith: “A Prairie Jewel”

By: Dan Gabel
April 12, 2017
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original tune from the album “Walk Along John” with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, fiddler Nate Lee, and bass player Max Schwartz.
 
 
 
 

Watch Marla Fibish’s Facebook Live Video

By: Dan Gabel
March 20, 2017
 
Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.
 
 
 
 

Watch Marla Fibish’s Facebook Live Video

By: Dan Gabel
March 20, 2017
 
Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Deering Maple Blossom

February 17, 2017
 
A demo of one of Deering's most popular banjos, with a radiused fingerboard, violin-grade 3-ply maple rim, and a bronze tone ring.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Deering Maple Blossom

February 17, 2017
 
A demo of one of Deering's most popular banjos, with a radiused fingerboard, violin-grade 3-ply maple rim, and a bronze tone ring.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “Lafferty’s/The Lady on the Island”

February 2, 2017
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish reels.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “Lafferty’s/The Lady on the Island”

February 2, 2017
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish reels.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | National M1 Tricone Resonator Guitar

January 7, 2017
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a National wooden-body tricone from National Guitars.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | National M1 Tricone Resonator Guitar

January 7, 2017
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a National wooden-body tricone from National Guitars.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas on “A Prairie Home Companion”: “Fiddle Tune Medley”

By: Dan Gabel
December 13, 2016
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays in the new house band for the popular radio show, now hosted by mandolin master Chris Thile.
 
 
 
 

Brittany Haas on “A Prairie Home Companion”: “Fiddle Tune Medley”

By: Dan Gabel
December 13, 2016
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays in the new house band for the popular radio show, now hosted by mandolin master Chris Thile.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “Eddie Kelly’s/The Lark on the Strand”

November 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish jigs.
 
 
 
 

Dale Russ and Marla Fibish: “Eddie Kelly’s/The Lark on the Strand”

November 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation’s Irish fiddle and mandolin teachers play a medley of Irish jigs.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Sweet Loam with Darol Anger

By: Dan Gabel
October 26, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original tune “Pogo Big” with an all-star band at the 2016 IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

Joe K. Walsh and Sweet Loam with Darol Anger

By: Dan Gabel
October 26, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays his original tune “Pogo Big” with an all-star band at the 2016 IBMA World of Bluegrass festival.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton with the Matt Flinner Trio and Scott Nygaard: “Sittin’ On Top of the World”

By: Dan Gabel
October 11, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a Mississippi Sheiks song with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton with the Matt Flinner Trio and Scott Nygaard: “Sittin’ On Top of the World”

By: Dan Gabel
October 11, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play a Mississippi Sheiks song with Matt Flinner’s talented trio.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolin

September 2, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates an F-Style mandolin from Eastman.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolin

September 2, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates an F-Style mandolin from Eastman.
 
 
 
 

Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
August 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
 
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Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist Is Now Live!

By: Dan Gabel
August 2, 2016
 
Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman’s 1924 Gibson F-5

June 2, 2016
 
Mandolin virtuoso discusses and demonstrates his legendary Lloyd Loar mandolin in this Fretboard Journal video.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman’s 1924 Gibson F-5

June 2, 2016
 
Mandolin virtuoso discusses and demonstrates his legendary Lloyd Loar mandolin in this Fretboard Journal video.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD315C F-Style Mandolin

May 16, 2016
 
Watch Elderly Instruments' Robert McCloy demonstrate this great entry-level F-style mandolin from Eastman Strings.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD315C F-Style Mandolin

May 16, 2016
 
Watch Elderly Instruments' Robert McCloy demonstrate this great entry-level F-style mandolin from Eastman Strings.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, “I Know Whose Tears”

By: Dan Gabel
March 22, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play an original song during their recent West Coast tour.
 
 
 
 

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, “I Know Whose Tears”

By: Dan Gabel
March 22, 2016
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and his duo partner play an original song during their recent West Coast tour.
 
 
 
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