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Occupation: Professional Musician until age 37, now I am an Engineer

Gender: Male

Age: 61

My Instruments:
1) Chuck Lee - Vintage Ovilla made in 2008, 12" hardrock maple rim, Kat Eyz bridge - Old Maple and Purpleheart, W.D. Miller Vellum Calfskin head
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) Soprano 4-string - Gold Tone, custom 2011
7) Autumn 2013 - I have a Mini-Banjo on order from Marvin Walker,

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Earl, Don, Ralph, JD, Jim Mills. 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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Cuckoo's Nest

Posted by tomberghan

9 people like this

Play count: 417
Size: 1,504kb, uploaded 7/10/2010 2:58:47 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tom Berghan Clawhammer, Chuck Lee, Vintage Ovilla

2 comments on “Cuckoo's Nest”

jimh269b Says:
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @3:49:26 PM

now that was what i was talking about tom,just so clear and just great
Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, January 24, 2011 @12:02:03 PM

So I was trying to explain to my wife the difference between banjo played by someone with a classical discipline (by which I just mean an enhanced focus on tone, execution etc.) and a more 'folksy' approach. I sent her this one for the first example - I think it says it all. Sounds like every note was polished and hung out on the line.

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