25 February 2012

Front Porch Pickin' #19 - Sleepy Man Banjo Boys


The video says it all. Amazing. And they're from New Jersey. Maybe there's hope after all.



The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys 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.
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4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Couldn't help but share this one...awesome! There is nothing like this type of sound.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Uniquely Southern. Of course, that includes the root music of the Scots-Irish and Africans (the banjo) as well.

Lindsay said...

I took a Civil War music class at the Historical Society last fall and they did a phenomenal job talking about the origins of music in the South...so fascinating to see how the many cultures blended!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes Lindsay, it is.