Sleepy Man Banjo Boys on Kickstarter

The Farthest Horizon - Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, the bluegrass pickin’ Mizzone brothers from New Jersey, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to ask their many web fans to consider helping them finance their second CD.

The album, The Farthest Horizon, has been recorded and the Mizzones expect to have it ready in September. The guys decided to look to the band’s’ fan base for the financial resources to manufacture the discs and arrange for professional promotion for the new record.

As they say on Kickstarter…

“We love American Bluegrass music and we’ve been bringing it to a whole new audience through online social media and TV appearances. We want to continue to build on our momentum and believe this album can be more successful than our first but that requires wider distribution and more promotion. We also like the idea of just being kids, (wiffle ball and cannonballs in the pool). We’ve gotten a lot of calls from labels and managers looking to help us out, but signing would change everything and we would prefer to go at our own pace right now. Your support through Kickstarter gives us a chance to produce and promote our album on a larger scale and remain fully independent! (Don’t worry – we’re working really hard on the album between wiffle ball and capture the flag.)”

Here’s their Kickstarter video, complete with a handful of boyish bloopers:


Visit their Kickstarter page for details on the premiums offered for various levels of support.

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