Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The


  • From Lebanon Township, Western New Jersey.
  • Three brothers: Tommy (age 14, guitar), Robbie (age 13, fiddle) and Jonnie (age 9, banjo) Mizzone (ages as of July 2012).
  • 2011, they uploaded their bedroom “practice videos” to YouTube. They went viral and received over 10 million views the first year alone.
  • The name Sleepy Man Banjo Boys resulted from Jonnie’s habit of playing the banjo lying on his back on his bed and falling asleep. The boys say the name also comes from Psalm 4 which teaches that “sleep comes when your heart is right with God.”
  • 2011, appeared on the David Letterman show, Ellen DeGeneres, NBC Today Show, Mike Huckabee show, the Grand Ole Opry and numerous music festivals.
  • 2012, released “America’s Music” album, debuting at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart.
  • 2012, performed a tribute to Earl Scruggs on the IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium, introduced by Steve Martin and joined by dozens of legendary bluegrass musicians.
  • 2013, played Carnegie Hall.
  • 2015, changed their name to Sleepy Man.