Kids rock the craziest things! That’s not quite how that expression typically goes, but it’s one that fits after watching a group of youths known as the Louisville Leopard Percussionists deliver one of the more interesting renditions of Ozzy Osbourne ‘s “Crazy Train” that you’ll see (watch above). And we’re not the only ones impressed, as Osbourne himself donated $10,000 to the organization after seeing the video above as well.
The ensemble is made up of 60 students, all between the ages of 7 and 14, from schools around the Louisville area. As you can see in the video, the students are playing everything from xylophones to marimbas, with drums, congas, bongos, a vibraphone, timbales and a piano thrown in for good measure.
According to the Courier-Journal , Osbourne was so impressed by the Leopards that he donated $10,000 to the group. And he’s not their only well known fan. Back in February, when Jimmy Page caught the group’s version of Led Zeppelin ‘s “Kashmir,” he gave them a shout-out online , stating it was “too good not to share.” See the “Kashmir” video below.
The group has also performed with Louisville hometown favorites My Morning Jacket , and back in 2000 they were awarded a grant from the Carlos Santana Milagro Foundation for their continued support to the musical arts. To learn more about the Louisville Leopard Percussionists and to donate, check here .
Louisville Leopard Percussionists Perform Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”