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Playing Since: 2009

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

Gender: Male

Age: 63

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) Soprano 4-string - Gold Tone, custom 2011
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker, http://www.banjomaker.net/


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Earl, Don, Ralph, JD, Jim Reed, 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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Cumberland Gap

Posted by Tom Berghan

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64 people like this

Play count: 4420
Size: 4,664kb, uploaded 7/12/2010 11:28:42 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time


Tom Berghan Clawhammer, recorded July 12, 2010. Chuck Lee Vintage Ovilla 2008, Kat Eyz Maple/Purpleheart bridge, Vellum Calfskin head. gDGBD

9 comments on “Cumberland Gap”

ELWOOD Says:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @6:32:10 AM

Sounds good
jimh269b Says:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @5:14:12 PM

great job tom
dgill Says:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @5:54:17 PM

Very sweet and lovely sound. Nicely done.
rickshunter1 Says:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @7:32:11 PM

That was great nice and clean sounding and smooth I really enjoyed it
Big Dan Says:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @9:21:50 PM

Wow, wonderful version! Thank you.
f#dead Says:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @9:44:37 PM

Tom, what they all said. Sweet tone. thnx for posting.
Frailblazer Says:
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @7:38:53 AM

Great playing Tom. Really expressive. Terrific.
Don Borchelt Says:
Monday, August 30, 2010 @10:36:14 AM

Fine picking, Tom. Graceful and lyrical playing.
Steve Jeter Says:
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @8:53:49 AM

thank you! Im gonna use this as a model

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