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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 101 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, 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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by Tom Berghan
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Size: 5,440kb, uploaded 4/1/2010 11:12:28 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Tom Berghan Jamminí on Sandy River Belle. Melodic Clawhammer. G-Standard (gDGBD) Recorded April 1, 2010. Chuck Lee Vintage Ovilla 2008, Kat Eyz Maple/Purpleheart bridge, Vellum Calfskin head.
on “Sandy River Belle”
Friday, April 2, 2010 @7:06:57 AM
Very nice. You weren't 'fooling' around!
Friday, April 2, 2010 @7:51:25 AM
I love it Tom. Keep them coming please!
Friday, April 2, 2010 @9:55:38 AM
Sunday, April 4, 2010 @7:09:55 AM
A very pleasant tune to listen to. Fine playing, and a good-sounding banjer too. What could be better?
Monday, April 5, 2010 @9:40:07 AM
Tom that was very pretty great job!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 @12:00:51 PM
Great arrangment and playing Tom!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @5:21:50 AM
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