TV Shows We Love: The Biscuit Brothers by Jan Hames
Not too far from Austin, Texas–the Live Music Capital of the World–lies a magical, musical farm where Old MacDonald created the Educational Institute for Every Instrument in the Orchestra, also known as E.I.E.I.O.
The Biscuit Brothers Dusty and Buford, along with their sister Buttermilk and best friend Tiny Scarecrow, take care of the farm for Old MacDonald, making sure that the baby instruments have enough fresh melodies to grow strong and fill up with all kinds of music. Along the way, the Biscuit Brothers bring to life old favorite songs with a modern twist and original compositions, all well seasoned with a hefty dose of music education.
The Biscuit Brothers Television Show is a non-profit project, dedicated to bringing music and learning together into the lives of families everywhere. First aired in April 2005, this Emmy Award winning show is now in its fifth season on Austin’s local PBS station KLRU. Founders Allen Robertson (Buford), Jerome Schooler (Dusty), and producer writer and musician Damon Brown, make the series available free – that’s right, free – to PBS stations around the country.
|(L to R) Buford Biscuit, Dusty Biscuit|
Want more of The Biscuit Brothers? You can find more videos, the Biscuit Jukebox, links to online music games, family games, CDs and DVDs, and more at biscuitbrothers.com. If you’d like to see The Biscuit Brothers Show as part of your PBS station’s line up, call or write the programming director. Remember, the series is distributed to PBS stations free. But don’t spend all of your time online … take the advice of the Biscuit Brothers, and get out there and go make music!
Photos ©2008 Biscuit Biz