Monday, February 9, 2015

Bluegrass Roots: Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

These guys are up and comers - so much talent! Their bluegrass talent is all the more surprising since they live in New Jersey.

The first video is from a couple of years ago. Jonny, the banjo player is 9 and his brothers, Robbie (fiddle) and Tommy (guitar) are 14 and 15.



They have performed on several TV shows, the Grand Ole Opry and at two TED conferences. Here they are on David Letterman.


In the third more recent video, Robbie and Tommy are singing a sweet harmony that brings joy to the heart.


The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have issued several CD's and music videos and perform live regularly.
There are more videos on their website and their YouTube channel.

Can you tell how much I like them? Here's a final bonus video where they're playing their version of Dueling Banjos (revenge of the guitar) Love the way Jonny is perched on the bed.