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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) 5-String Soprano (14 inch scale) Marvin Walker "Mini"
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, 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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Waynesboro

Posted by Tom Berghan

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Size: 3,212kb, uploaded 8/26/2010 9:29:29 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time


Tom Berghan: Waynesboro, 4 string banjo, Gold Tone IT-250, GDAE, recorded August 26, 2010

3 comments on “Waynesboro”

jimh269b Says:
Friday, August 27, 2010 @6:28:14 PM

fine job got tom a really feeling to it
Don Borchelt Says:
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @1:32:28 PM

A very graceful job. You really do pull the melodic subtleties out of these old tunes. Very nice.
joemac Says:
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:36:59 PM

very very nice.

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