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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 156 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: 2,865kb, uploaded 6/4/2010 11:20:13 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Tom Berghan Billy in the low land (A&B)
Third part: B-section of Billy in the low ground. Four String Banjo. Baritone Tuning. Gold Tone IT-250
on “Billy in the Low Land”
Saturday, June 5, 2010 @8:17:45 AM
Ready for a Ken Burns Americana, Docudrama. the depth( Re verb and delay) is very evocative. really outstanding recording mix
Saturday, June 5, 2010 @8:47:13 AM
Very nicely done! Great depth of feeling. Thanks for posting.
Sunday, June 6, 2010 @12:37:56 PM
thats a dang fine job tom,just outstanding,i play it different with 3 finger style
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 @2:15:09 PM
Hey look it's number one on the top old time tunes, congrats!
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @6:53:58 AM
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