Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are a bluegrass band of brothers from New Jersey. Robbie was 7 when he started playing the violin and was soon followed by brother Tommy (8 at the time) picking up the guitar. And if you’re impressed with these two, the youngest brother Jonny who was only 6 at the time, decided to add a banjo to the mix.
Jonny had to learn how to play the banjo laying in bed with it on his chest. The instrument was simply too heavy for him to hold standing up. This is was also the inspiration for the name “Sleepy Man Banjo Boys”.
The trio; now ages 17, 16 and 12, have been on the David Letterman Show, released an album and even started a tour. Their youtube videos have over 30 million views and these very talented boys are inspiring a new generation of americana roots music.
As stated on their website… when asked why the brothers became so enamored with the style of the music, Tommy says “Probably because it’s so unique. There’s really not any other kind of music that is similar to it. We love the idea of writing and performing powerful songs all driven by the pureness of acoustic instruments.”
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