The boys in the video above hail from New Jersey, but they might as well be from the hills of Caroline. Known as the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, the trio consists of Johnny Mizzone, 12, Robbie Mizzone, 16, and Tommy Mizzone, 17. Three years ago they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. The video of their performance on the show has been viewed more than nine million times.
The boys have performed on some of the most notable stages in the music business, including the Ryman Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Capitol Hill and the Newport Folk Festival.
When asked by a reporter why three New Jersey kids would pick up bluegrass, the trio’s eldest brother Tommy spoke from the heart: “We love the idea of writing and performing powerful songs all driven by the pureness of acoustic instruments.”
Source: Wide Open Country