Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

The Mizzone Brothers aka Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

The next generation of bluegrass and roots music, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have returned with their first single ‘Run’ from their forthcoming new album. The track marks the first time the group has contributed vocals to their own songs.

The young trio of brothers: 16 year-old Tommy Mizzone on guitar, 15 year-old Robbie Mizzone on fiddle and lead vocals, and 11 year-old Jonny Mizzone on banjo have made quite an entrance onto the music scene. Their YouTube videos have now eclipsed over 20 million views. (

They have performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Today Show and on BBC 1 Television. The band has also appeared on the stages of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Carnegie Hall and their popularity continues to accelerate.

From New Jersey, a state known more for rock music than for bluegrass, the Mizzone brothers fell in love with the unique sounds of J.D. Crowe, Ralph Stanley, Tony Rice and Earl Scruggs (who they discovered on YouTube). With ‘Run’, the band has created a sound that honors their roots and cuts their path for the future. The result is a unique blend of instrumentation and vocal harmonies that showcase their musical gifts and passion for acoustic roots music.

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have previously released two albums, America’s Music and The Farthest Horizon independently, both of which charted on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts at No. 8 and No. 3, respectively. “We continue to grow as a band and are settling in to our own sound,” said Tommy. “With vocals, we want to continue to grow our fan base and attract more young people to this style of music.” Run is available for digital download on iTunes and AmazonMP3 and more details about their forthcoming album will be announced in the coming weeks.

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  1. Conway:

    Awesome video! I really enjoy banjo music and admire folks (any age) who can play a banjo. And these guys do it very well.

    Thanks for sharing—I’ll pass the link to all my friends.


  2. Great job guys. U r great role models for not only the youth of today but for us all. We need to c u guys on stage at our big event we hold every year during the 4th of July celebration, The Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree. Look it up and c what yall think. I would like to hear from yall.

  3. Most impressive. I love all music and I so look forward to more of what you guys have to share…. and bluegrass and gospel music is my favorite…. thank you for being a part of keeping it alive!!!!

  4. These kids are wonderful! I could listen to them all day. I’m going to and see if I can get their albums. I LOVE bluegrass music and these boys are as good as any I’ve ever seen at the many festivals we have been to.

  5. …as a lifelong musician, I was captivated by the music of these young men. The rest of the world may be in trouble, but music is evolving is extraordinarily positive ways. The Music Crowns “Sleepy Man” video brings an inspiring message of hope for the future of music. Thank you!

  6. God bless your parents for making sure you learn something that is useful and absolutely enjoyable. Wish I had that. Keep up the amazing work fellas.

  7. “Why kids should put down the Xbox and…”

    Well, that’s incredibly patronizing. Stop acting like video games don’t have any artistic value. It makes you sound like a bunch of old farts.

  8. A fair point and we love video games… but we love music and sport and all those things traditionally children (and adults!) should do to stay healthy mentally and physically.

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