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Playing Since: 2009

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Occupation: Professional Musician until age 37, now I am an Engineer

Gender: Male

Age: 62

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) Soprano 4-string - Gold Tone, custom 2011
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, 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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Over the Waterfall

Posted by Tom Berghan

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21 people like this

Play count: 1266
Size: 4,058kb, uploaded 9/18/2011 12:28:22 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time


Tom Berghan, 5 string banjo, 4 string baritone & soprano banjos, fretless bass banjo, guitar and snare drum. Septmebr 18, 2011

3 comments on “Over the Waterfall”

JanetB Says:
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @1:13:25 PM

A rich sound, then a delicate sound, then a fun sound, then a mellow sound, then a very deep sound, then a mountain sound, then a happy sound. My goodness, Tom, you're a prolific picker! It'll be another BHO classic.
Don Borchelt Says:
Monday, September 19, 2011 @4:47:00 AM

Very well done, a delightful musical smorgasborg that really showcases your unique versatility. I like the 1920s Mississippi jug band sound that you get with that mix of banjos and banjo technique.
strokestyle Says:
Monday, September 19, 2011 @7:18:16 AM

Ditto! Wonderful.

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