Last month we brought you news of Johny Mizzone and his brothers, Robbie 11, and Tommy 13. The youngest bluegrass trio we have come across. We have discovered that they have a band name – The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.
Their website reads that they are the result of faith in God, brotherly-love, and a passion for this fast pickin’ & fiddlin’ genre. Though their combined age is younger than music’s Hip-Hop era, it’s the music of Flatt & Scruggs & Ralph Stanley that inspires the sound pouring from the strings of Jonny’s banjo, Robbie’s fiddle, and Tommy’s guitar. Just as comfortable picking on his back, eyes closed, Jonny was the inspiration, and the name had emerged: the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys were born.
The boys are to appear on the David Letterman Show this week on Australian television.