View tomberghan's Homepage
Read tomberghan's Bio
You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact tomberghan.
Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Purty Good
tomberghan has made 189 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Professional Musician until age 37, now I am an Engineer
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, http://www.banjomaker.net/
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!
Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member
Visible to: Public
Last Visit 10/24/2014
< View Entire Music Archive
Play count: 4603
80 people like this
Size: 4,279kb, uploaded 12/2/2011 8:45:03 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)
Tom Berghan, Played on the Banjo d'Amore. Recorded Dec 2011
on “Home Sweet Home”
Friday, December 02, 2011 @10:03:40 PM
WOW, what's not to like! And what a beautiful instrument. Thnx for the post Tom. I don't think anyone does what Dan Knowles does...Awesome.
||Don Borchelt Says:|
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @5:21:03 AM
A fine, thoughtful performance, and some really creative and effective banjo engineering, too.
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @5:14:13 AM
Beautiful! My original home was in the foot hills on N.C. This song brings a tear to my eye... Wonderfully done!
||Ho C Ying Says:|
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @6:05:39 AM
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @8:35:24 AM
That's a great 'demo' tune for the Banjo d'Amore!
Shows-off its sustaining qualities really well.
And I'm sure there will be others... Enjoy!
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @12:51:42 PM
Very very nice tone. Sweet and vibrant, to my ear somewhat reminiscent of the old Ballbearing banjos.
Nice playing and arrangement too :).
||Jay Jay Says:|
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @6:28:55 AM
Such a wonderful, beautiful tone. I see word pictures of the Shenendoa Valley while listening to Home Sweet Home. Great choice to showcase this incredible instrument. Sign me up for a CD when you produce one; I just have to have one.
||Dan Knowles Says:|
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @6:43:27 PM
Friday, January 06, 2012 @8:11:04 PM
Very delicate and beautiful. You have amazing control. Excellent!
||Ralph Stanley legend Says:|
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @1:10:49 PM
That is a beautiful rendition of Home sweet Home..
Thanks 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.