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Peter Keiser Dreamcatcher Artist Management
For Immediate Release
The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Sign a Global Management Deal With
Dreamcatcher Artist Management
Nashville, TN — July 10, 2013 — The next generation of bluegrass and roots music, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, signed with Dreamcatcher Artist Management following their appearance on the Marty Stuart Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are a young trio of brothers: 15 year-old Tommy on guitar, 14 year-old Robbie on fiddle and 11 year-old Jonny on banjo.
This signing with Dreamcatcher, caps a very exciting few months for the boys who also recently signed with William Morris Endeavor for worldwide agency services.
They have made quite an entrance onto the music scene with their YouTube videos eclipsing 17 million views. They boys have played on The Late Night with David Letterman Show, The Today Show, Huckabee and the BBC. With performances on the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Carnegie Hall their popularity continues to accelerate.
They have released two albums, America’s Music and The Farthest Horizon independently, both of which charted on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts at No. 8 and No. 3 respectively.
The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will no doubt make a great addition to the Dreamcatcher family. Dreamcatcher Artist Management founder Jim Mazza says: “We’ve had the good fortune of being involved in the careers of many major superstars in the music industry, but we have never seen anything quite like the talent of The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.”
The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys can be seen on tour in 2013 at these upcoming shows:
• July 20th Southern Cove Bluegrass Festival
• August 1st Newport Folk Festival Family Concert
• August 17th Philadelphia Folk Festival
• August 31st Mammoth Bluegrass Festival
For additional details and dates please visit www.sleepymanbanjoboys.com
Please “like” the SMBB Facebook Band page at – https://www.facebook.com/sleepymanbanjo
(CBS News) So, I could go into a long, boring explanation for why you’re just now seeing content on The Feed today… but how about instead we get the show on the road (and get back to normal tomorrow!) with some music to get your feet tapping and hands clapping. Click play on the video above to watch a group of youths tear things up big time, Southern-style.
The wonderful musical rendition was done by the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys (comprised of brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone), who have been featured here on The Feed a few times now for their amazing musical skills, and who write about their latest work:
Here’s a bedroom practice session of ‘Jonny’s Tune’… Jonny wrote this song for the latest album ‘The Farthest Horizon’ and we recently had a chance to play it at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville!
Another excellent piece of music that has earned the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys a big triple-rainbow salute of wunderkind musicians from all of us here at The Feed! And to increase your auditory enjoyment of these talented young musicians, I’m including a link to the studio version of this song and others I highly recommend you check out by clicking here.
We’ve seen a number of “the young” of the conference’s theme in this session of TED2013. Now, to play us off out into the night are Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a trio of brothers from New Jersey, the youngest of whom became a YouTube sensation in 2011 when he was only eight years old. “They’re fantastic musicians, really incredible players,” says TED music advisor Bill Bragin of the three, the oldest of whom even now is only 15 years old. “And there’s something about the interaction of a bluegrass band and the way the fiddle, the banjo, and the guitar intersect because they’re brothers. There’s a real intuitive sense that happens when they’re locked in that really comes across.” The crowd certainly feels it; whoops and hollers round off the end of the rollercoaster first day at TED.
The stage is set for Bluegrass phenomenon, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, to perform live tomorrow, February 19th on the TODAY Show. Comprised of 10 year-old banjo sensation Jonny Mizzone, 13 year-old fiddle player Robbie and 14 year-old guitar player Tommy, the accomplished trio will capture the hearts of America with their brotherly love and Scruggs inspired acoustic sound. READ MORE
On Feb. 9, Tommy Mizzone from the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys chatted via telephone about the bluegrass group’s accomplishments and future plans in music. The trio of brothers consists of 10-year old Jonny Mizzone on banjo, 13-year old Robbie on fiddle and 15-year old Tommy on guitar.
They were born and raised in New Jersey and were inspired by such iconic acts as Flatt and Scruggs, as well as the Stanley Brothers. “We all love Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley is amazing,” he stated.
In 2011, they released their debut studio album “America’s Music” independently and it went on to sell more than 8,000 units and it even reached No. 8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts. “We made that album and it was really cool. We were really thrilled about how well it did. We were privileged to have that happen with our first album,” he said.
The Farthest Horizon Available Now:
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We hope you enjoy our first venture into songwriting with 7 new original tunes.*
- Time Lapse*
- The Farthest Horizon*
- Gold Rush
- Lexie Lou*
- How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
- The Man From Danville*
- Jonny’s Tune*
- When the Angels Carry Me Home
- Always the One*
- Farewell Darling*
- Shuckin’ the Corn