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Playing Since: 2009

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Occupation: Engineer & Musician

Gender: Male

Age: 64

My Instruments:
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,

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In general I like the "old stuff" and older styles. I admire many of today's younger "progressive" artists, most notably Rhiannon Giddens, 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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Belle of Lexington

Posted by Tom Berghan

46 people like this

Play count: 3279
Size: 5,738kb, uploaded 2/15/2010 11:04:29 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tom Berghan, Melodic Clawhammer, Double-C, Chuck Lee Vintage Ovilla, my own arrangement. I have uploaded a PDF of the tablature. LINK:

9 comments on “Belle of Lexington”

strokestyle Says:
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @10:01:53 AM

Tom, can't get enough...please keep posting your tunes!
Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, April 3, 2010 @5:01:56 AM

Such delicate notes, who would have thought the banjo could sound so graceful and elegant. A truly mesmerizing performance, it makes one stop and wonder.
BrittDLD1 Says:
Saturday, April 3, 2010 @7:45:43 AM


(And to think that you once asked me about MY approach to clawhammer.
You've far surpassed anything I do. I'm in awe.)
Frailblazer Says:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @9:38:03 AM

I love this one Tom! As others have said, it has a gentle, elegant quality to it that is uncommon for CH.
jimh269b Says:
Monday, June 7, 2010 @5:18:05 PM

now don and ed knows,great job tom buddy
Tronik808 Says:
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @6:56:12 AM

Loving all your videos thanks for sharing with us
Trisha S Says:
Thursday, August 4, 2011 @7:48:16 PM

This is magical music Tom. Thank you.
Laurence Diehl Says:
Thursday, September 6, 2012 @10:38:56 AM

This is amazing stuff! Beautiful tone and - sorry, but I have to use the word - "classical" precision to your playing! Makes me feel like I play the banjo with a hatchet...
joemac Says:
Friday, September 7, 2012 @12:45:37 AM

What a beautiful tune and a great start to my day, thank you so much.

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