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Occupation: Engineer & Musician

Gender: Male

Age: 64

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) Minstrel "early" banjo, after Joe Sweeney, by James Hartel, 2016
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker,

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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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Home Sweet Home

Posted by Tom Berghan

80 people like this

Play count: 4830
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

10 comments on “Home Sweet Home”

f#dead Says:
Friday, December 2, 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 3, 2011 @5:21:03 AM

A fine, thoughtful performance, and some really creative and effective banjo engineering, too.
Sunday, December 4, 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 4, 2011 @6:05:39 AM


BrittDLD1 Says:
Sunday, December 4, 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!
dhergert Says:
Sunday, December 4, 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 6, 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

pickNgrin Says:
Friday, January 6, 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.

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