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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 119 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
Play count: 1978
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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
on “Over the Waterfall”
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.
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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