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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 90 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: 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
on “Cuckoo's Nest”
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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