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2 Brothers Play Jaw-Dropping “Dueling Banjos,” Then 3rd Jumps In With Unique Twist.

The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys may have a hillbilly-sounding name, but their hometown is a far cry from rural Georgia.

This musically gifted trio of brothers hails from Lebanon Township, New Jersey, and they came to national attention with their 2011 appearance on David Letterman, dropping jaws with their incredible rendition of “Flint Hill Special”by Earl Scruggs.

boys on letterman

Nine-year-old Jonny Mizzone plays the the banjo, 12-year-old Robbie plays the fiddle, and 13-year-old Tommy plays the guitar, and the sounds mesh so well together you can tell they’ve put in years of practice no matter how much innate talent they already possess. And as you can tell from the video below, they sound just as good hanging out in their bedroom as they do playing to a national audience.

banjo boys dueling banjos

Their rendition of “Dueling Banjos” begins slowly, with Jonny and Tommy slowly mimicking each other’s notes before picking up speed, until their fingers are flying across the strings. The song’s about three-quarters of the way through before Robbie nudges his way in with the fiddle and adds a unique twist to this long-held favorite…

robbie on fiddle

But these boys didn’t fade into obscurity after their appearance on Letterman or this video, which was uploaded the same year and has since garnered more than seven million views. In the years since, they’ve expanded their musical repertoire with a blend of Americana, pop and bluegrass and are still touring, wowing their audiences with their incredible talent!

sleepy man on stage

Check out these talented boys in the clip below, and hold on to your seat when they get to the 1:30 mark.

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