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Playing Since: 1961
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 111 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Engineer & Musician
1) Gibson RB-250 tube & plate flange, early 70s
2) Banjo d'Amore (Orpheus) - Dan Knowles, 2011
3) 1929 Gibson TB-2, four string
4) 5-string Buck Creek - Arthur Hatfield, 2012
5) Gold Tone Fretless Bass Banjo BB-400 Custom, bass tuning EADG, 2010
6) Minstrel "early" banjo, after Joe Sweeney, by James Hartel, 2016
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker, http://www.banjomaker.net/
In general I like the "old stuff" and older styles. I admire many of today's younger "progressive" artists, but I have always enjoyed collecting records from the 1920s through to the early 1960s. That fifty year period of American music is my favorite: Bluegrass, Old Time, Blues, Hokum, Rags, Swing, Hillbilly, Country, & Rockabilly. That's for me!
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by Tom Berghan
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Size: 1,756kb, uploaded 12/9/2009 9:50:08 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Tom Berghan Melodic Clawhammer - Played on a Chuck Lee Vintage Ovilla Recorded December 09, 2009. Double C tuning, pitch @ A=415
on “Turkey in the Straw + Chicken Reel”
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 @10:22:24 PM
Sweet and clean, nicely done. thnx for posting.
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