View Tom Berghan's Homepage
Read Tom Berghan's Bio
Contact Tom Berghan
You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact Tom Berghan.
Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 113 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!
Classified Rating: (+1)
Rate this Member
Visible to: Public
Last Visit 2/23/2017
< View Entire Music Archive
by Tom Berghan
Play count: 1765
30 people like this
Size: 2,021kb, uploaded 5/8/2011 3:00:45 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Mark Johnson Banjo and cheap guitar - Tom Berghan Fretless Bass Banjo
on “Greasy Coat goes Swamp Funk”
Saturday, August 6, 2011 @9:10:47 AM
ahhahaha wonderful, what is swamp punk? :)
||Tom Berghan Says:|
Saturday, August 6, 2011 @2:13:53 PM
Thanks for your kind compliment! "Swamp Funk" (not punk) is a style of dance music from the 50s 60s & 70s from Southern Louisianna, played by both blacks and whites who share the old Canjun (French Acadian) life style in the Atchafalya River Basin area. I had the pleasure of living near there, in New Orleans, and playing in and around that area for about 7 years. A wonderful part of the United States and wonderful people with a wonderful and rich culture.
Saturday, August 6, 2011 @4:34:31 PM
Saturday, August 6, 2011 @4:36:02 PM
Would make a real nice soundtrack for "TrueBlood"!!
Friday, December 2, 2011 @10:21:46 PM
I hadn't heard this before... KNOCKS me over! thnx for posting.
You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.
You are allowed to post recordings of yourself performing:
- public-domain (non-copyrighted) songs
- original songs written by yourself
- songs written by someone else and licensed through ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC
Anything posted in violation of this notice may be removed by the webmaster without prior notice, and may result in your myHangout account being locked. Read complete copyright policy.