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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 94 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
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Size: 1,831kb, uploaded 5/30/2011 4:41:21 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)
My friend the great Jim Reed on Bluegrass Banjo! I'm just trying to hang in there with some backup for Jim playing the rest of the instruments: Soprano & Bass Banjos plus some snare drum. That's my hillbilly family (Wife & Son) contributing the "Rebel Yell!" ;-)
on “Leather Britches”
Monday, May 30, 2011 @5:18:37 PM
tom you done wonders with that tune,im so happy with you that you found a way just a great job buddy,thanks so much for being a part of me.im speechless
Monday, May 30, 2011 @5:41:27 PM
Jim pointed me here... that's a really great bit of work there!! Loved the yell :)
Thursday, June 2, 2011 @1:52:07 AM
What great version!
Friday, April 17, 2015 @6:55:04 AM
I learned this tune from the John Burke book and from watching a kid on youtube playing it on a Gibson longneck. Your version is superb.
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