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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 128 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Professional Musician until age 37, now I am an Engineer
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) 5-String Soprano (14 inch scale) Marvin Walker "Mini"
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker, http://www.banjomaker.net/
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, 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: 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 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
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!
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
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..
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