These three brothers have an insane amount of talent at such a young age. The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys is a bluegrass trio from New Jersey which gained attention for its impressive musical skill showcased in online videos and live local performances.
The trio’s video of Earl Scruggs’s “Flint Hill Special” earned over six million views and helped catapult it into stardom. In 2011, they boys were invited to play on Late Night with David Letterman and many large-scale music festivals. They’ve since released three albums and even played at the Grand Ole Opry. After you watch this video, you’ll see it’s no surprise they’ve come such a long way in such a short amount of time.
If you’re wondering where you’ve heard this song before, it’s been used in quite a few popular films and television shows. The official name of the composition is “Dueling Banjos” and was first used on television during an episode of The Andy Griffith Show in 1963. It gained most attention though when used during a memorable scene in the 1972 film Deliverance.
Watching these boys crank out this complicated composition is almost entrancing. You can check out more videos from Sleepy Man Banjo Boys at their official YouTube channel.