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Occupation: Engineer & Musician

Gender: Male

Age: 64

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) Minstrel "early" banjo, after Joe Sweeney, by James Hartel, 2016
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker,

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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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Over the Waterfall

Posted by Tom Berghan

26 people like this

Play count: 1969
Size: 2,566kb, uploaded 8/26/2010 9:31:13 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tom Berghan: Over the Waterfall, 4 string banjo, Gold Tone IT-250, recorded August 26, 2010

4 comments on “Over the Waterfall”

jimh269b Says:
Friday, August 27, 2010 @6:24:33 PM

thats a great job tom love it buddy
Don Borchelt Says:
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @1:26:56 PM

A fine rendition, Tom. You have nailed the whimsical nature of this tune, perfectly.
BrittDLD1 Says:
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @1:43:40 PM

I dunno... There's something Freudian about a guy who plays both a huge, extended-neck theorbo -- and a dinky little 17-fret tenor....


Great job, and unique "take" on the tune. It's one of my favorites!
Alan Hill Says:
Friday, September 17, 2010 @4:38:12 PM

Wonderful listening of wonderful playing !

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