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October 3, 2013

The tasty sounds of Biscuit Jam

MILLHEIM — Mark Hill, one quarter of the State College band Biscuit Jam, has a voice meant for music and for telling a story or two through song.

It’s a voice that can sing about life’s tribulations and the good times that sometime seem too far and few apart.

Tonight, Hill and his fellow biscuits will make the trek to the Elk Creek Café for an experience he calls an event.

“We try and create an event when we perform and not just four people standing on a stage making music and separated from the crowd,” Hill said. “We make it a good time with a feel good atmosphere where people can sing along if they want, get up and dance even if there is not a dance floor, and be part of the fun.

“We’re not just musicians, we’re entertainers.”

For the past three years Biscuit Jam has risen to the challenge of being a band that is of an acoustical nature performing a mix of Americana-inspired music from today and days long past that is able to maintain a modern and fresh vibe.

While Americana tunes is the Biscuit’s bread and butter, the quartet also rolls into the mix a large helping of rock and roll with an occasional bit of blues in the covers and original tunes they perform at venues in and around the State College area.

Hill, a business owner by day, noted the band is one of the busiest bands in Centre County performing an impressive 101 gigs so far this year.

“We all love what we do. We started playing at the Governor’s Pub in Bellefonte each week in 2010 and we got to be pretty good and things just went from there and more gigs followed,” he said. “We all love having the chance to get out and help people enjoy a night out and help them brighten their day or mood. Sometimes we’ll even have people join us onstage for a song.”

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