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Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Sign with Moonstruck Management
Brothers Have Become Viral Sensation Sparking Appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, NBC’s Today Show, Grand Ole Opry and more
"We are so excited to be able to add the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys to the Moonstruck Management roster. It is a wonderful scenario to be able to sign and work with a group that you were fans of before. The excitement surrounding the boys and their talent has garnered such great media attention and a broad fan base in a very short time. With our progressive vision at Moonstruck, and the SMBB possibilities, it just seemed like a natural and exciting combination. We are thrilled," said Josh Trivett, Moonstruck Management.
Earlier this year, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys independently released and distributed their album, “America’s Music” that debuted at #8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. The album garnered strong digital sales, national radio spins, and a flourishing audience of over 10 million youtube videos hits.
Fans have certainly rallied around the group again by helping them reach their Kickstarter Campaign goal two days ago that will help fund their upcoming album, “The Farthest Horizon” set for release next month.
The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys are now on tour with upcoming performances at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival on September 1, IBMA FanFest in Nashville on September 29, Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival on October. 6, and will perform at the “Tim Janis The American Christmas Carol” concert at Carnegie Hall on November 30 benefiting Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation. For more information on the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, please visit sleepymanbanjoboys.com.
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Moonstruck Management is a modern music management company that focuses on the country and bluegrass music business, incorporating artist development, management, growth, and booking into one controlled business. Peter Keiser comes from a very successful and forward-thinking background as Vice President of Marketing for the famed restaurant chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. During his tenure there, Keiser grew an extremely creative and thriving music program, showcasing artists through co-branded products that were marketed and sold only at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Josh Trivett comes from outside the music industry with a background of 13 years in professional golf as a Tour player, National Spokesperson and Senior Vice President of Tour Operations at two different successful golf club companies. After his departure from the golf industry, Trivett stepped into the music business by managing famed bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, resulting in increased visibility of bluegrass music to audiences worldwide.