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Playing Since: 2009

Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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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,

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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Cuckoo's Nest, Mark Johnson & Tom Berghan

Posted by Tom Berghan

4 people like this

Play count: 220
Size: 2,160kb, uploaded 4/10/2011 4:34:37 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Mark Johnson & Tom Berghan, This is a duet of Clawhammer Banjo and Tenor Banjo, plus support from Ukulele, Guitar, and Wire Brushes played on paper (sheet music actually). Mark is on 5 string banjo, Tom is on 4 string banjo. Mark plays Ukulele, Tom plays Guitar and Brushes.

2 comments on “Cuckoo's Nest, Mark Johnson & Tom Berghan”

JanetB Says:
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @4:59:07 PM

This is how it should sound!!
Steve Jeter Says:
Thursday, September 6, 2012 @8:55:34 AM

I love this! Just went on my must learn list. thank you!

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