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We’ve been invited to play Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and we’d love to have YOU JOIN US! Showtime is Wednesday June 5th at 10PM and other special guests include Connie Smith, Oak Ridge Boys, Bobby Bare, Brandy Clark, Charlie Worsham, and more
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(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
We are thrilled to announce our invitation to perform at the “Tim Janis The American Christmas Carol” concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00PM, benefiting Kate Winslet’s GOLDEN HAT FOUNDATION. The Golden Hat Foundation is passionately committed to eliminating barriers for people with autism and creating an environment that celebrates these individuals as intellectually capable. All ticket sales from the concert will benefit the Golden Hat Foundation to help those with autism around the world.
We will be offering a 50% ticket discount to all friends, family, and fans for the first 4 days that tickets go on sale through a special promotional code. Tickets go on sale at the Carnegie Hall box office approximately September 30th.
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Honored to Make 2nd Round Voting Ballot for 2012 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year
Yesterday we received the ballot for second round voting for the 2012 IMBA awards and were thrilled to see that we have advanced in the category “Emerging Artist of the Year”. It is a thrill for us to be listed alongside of so many artists who inspire us.
Thank you for considering a vote for the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys in this exciting category!
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Achievements
- Over 10 million YouTube video views in the name of Bluegrass!
- Played on Late Show with David Letterman, Invited two times to the The Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Named official Martin Guitar Ambassadors
- Played on Mike Huckabee show three times
- Played on NBC’s Today Show
- Played the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN
- Opened for Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Tony Rice, Mountain Heart, Played on Stage with banjo legend JD Crowe
- Debut Album – ‘America’s Music’ has sold over 7500 physical and digital copies introducing this music to a predominantly non bluegrass audience
- In February 2012, ‘America’s Music’ debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart, spending 11 weeks among the top selling bluegrass albums in the country
- Inspiring artists and reaching new fans for bluegrass all over the world!