Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, brothers Tommy, Robbie, and Jonny, have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the quickest rising acts in Roots music. That is no small accomplishment when you take into consideration the trio hails from Lebanon Township, New Jersey – not exactly a hotbed for instruments like banjos and fiddles. “New Jersey is not what you would call a Bluegrass state. That’s one of the interesting parts about our story,” said Tommy. “There are definitely Bluegrass fans here, but maybe we’re making a few new ones, which is kind of cool.”
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, previously announced a new video and music titled "Run" which is also a track on the upcoming EP. The video can be viewed below. The group gained popularity with their viral videos on YouTube and then later as they performed on Late Show with David Letterman, Huckabee, and The Today Show, played Carnegie Hall as well as festivals large and small across America. Now, their new song, shows a fresh new side of the 'Boys' as they take their career into new territory.
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 also like the pureness of the acoustic sound – there’s no way to hide behind effects or distortion pedals so you have to be proficient on your instrument to play this music well.”
EP Release Show - July 17 Join the boys at the Rockwood Music Hall - NYC for a special night of music including a performance of the full By My Side album. Limited seating available - purchase tickets today! Meet & greet, photos, and CD signing after the show.b