I saw these kids on the Today Show, they are amazing! In the video below they appeared on David Letterman. Dave was joking and teasing at first then amazed after their performance.
No offense against the Justin Biebers and Jonas Brothers and farther back the Britney Spears and even farther back the Debbie Gibsons and the New Kids on the Block and on and on. The list is endless of industry created acts. Of course they all have talented voices and can dance well and most of them are pretty …even the boys.
However, not one of them got anything on the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys! These three brothers play their instruments with a virtuosic command many long time studying musicians wish they had. They say the name came from the fact the little brother playing banjo was too small to actually hold it up when he started out and would lay down to play.
All the best to these three!!
Here is the link to their website.
IMPRESSIVE!!! And they are definitely NOT like the Jonas Bros. ;o)
That is some serious musicianship for so young of kids.
Wow, such beautiful playing and talent at such a young age, I can only imagine what they’ll be playing like at 21. Those Shure KSM44’s pick up those gitfiddles so nicely, especially the fiddle back mic’d behind him. This is awesome Mike!
You are a true GEARHEAD! You’re right the sound is awesome. How about the kid tuning the melody on his banjo that is not average 9 year old playing!
Wasn’t his pitch amazing Mike?
Blew me away. And the poise they had