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Playing Since: 2009

Experience Level: Purty Good

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

Gender: Male

Age: 61

My Instruments:
1) Chuck Lee - Vintage Ovilla made in 2008, 12" hardrock maple rim, Kat Eyz bridge - Old Maple and Purpleheart, W.D. Miller Vellum Calfskin head
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) Autumn 2013 - I have a Mini-Banjo on order from Marvin Walker,

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Earl, Don, Ralph, JD, 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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Sandy River Belle & Cherokee Shuffle

Posted by tomberghan

5 people like this

Play count: 261
Size: 3,773kb, uploaded 10/15/2011 2:57:30 PM
Genre: Bluegrass

Bluegrass Banjo Solo

2 comments on “Sandy River Belle & Cherokee Shuffle”

jimh269b Says:
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @3:14:04 PM

well you did a real fine job pickin tom,i think you are natural and your 3 finger style is a big hit for me,great pickin buddy
JanetB Says:
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @7:22:51 PM

It does sound like Jim, Tom, really. It has that smoothness and the notes melt across the fretboard, as you said. Smooth like the river of the song, wide and reflective. That must be taking a great effort to learn the essence of Jim's unique style. Way to go and way to flow!

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