It looks like the secret is out on 6-year-old drumming sensation Avery Molek.
The kid from Washington, Pa., dubbed "Little Bonzo," was the subject of a short feature Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," which played his viral YouTube clip.
It was good timing because country star Brad Paisley, from nearby Glen Dale, W.Va., was in the studio that day and saw the piece.
He asked the show's producers to have Avery jam with him during his live show on April 12 in Times Square as part of the GMA concert series. Avery, who started drumming at age 2 and made his first videos playing along to Kiss songs, will likely join Mr. Paisley for a portion of the Van Halen song "Hot for Teacher," according to his father, Ed Molek.
Thus far, the first-grader in the Chartiers Houston School District has performed on stage with local bands Ruff Creek and Code Whiskey and Illinois-based AC
DC tribute band AD/HD, including shows in Illinois and Michigan. In September, he did a full set with Code Whiskey at the Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh.
In an addition to the "GMA," Avery has been invited to tape a segment Thursday on "Live! with Kelly and Michael."
Mr. Molek says that since the GMA clip ran, he's been getting 300 more than emails and Facebook messages a day, including offers of appearances and sponsorships.
Asked about playing live on TV, Mr. Molek said, "He's not nervous. He's into 'Austin and Ally' and one of Austin's dreams on the show is to play in Times Square on New Year's Eve, so when he heard he was invited to play there, he was really excited."
Scott Mervis: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-2576. First Published April 4, 2013 8:30 PM