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Playing Since: 2009

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Tom Berghan has made 77 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

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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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Church Street Polka

Posted by Tom Berghan

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7 people like this

Play count: 244
Size: 393kb, uploaded 4/17/2011 2:30:22 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time


Church Street Polka, for the TOTW (Tune of the week) in Clawhammer and Old Time Styles

1 comment on “Church Street Polka”

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @8:58:50 AM

I like this one too!

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