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Playing Since: 1961
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 60 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, 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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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.
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