What is Burnt Biskits?

The Burnt Biskits concept is an “open floor plan” musical/comedy group. This means we intend to keep the composition of the group flexible in an attempt to share with you the talents and styles of our many musical friends. The regular Burnt Biskits are musicians John Pierce and Janice Jillson.  Other musicians who have collaborated with us on stage and in the recording studio include:  Gary Hinkley, Susanne Hinkley, Steve Jensen, Matt Dwyer, Colin Flynn, Steve Hanson, Terry Keefe, David Miller, Thad Miller, Teresa Ghormley and many others.

The primary genre and instrumentation of Burnt Biskits is bluegrass including guitars, banjo, bass and mandolin.  In addition to standard bluegrass, we enjoy presenting musical comedy, old-time gospel, folk and oldies rock-n-roll. We perform a number of original tunes, as well as familiar favorites.

Our primary objective at every performance is to have fun: both for us and for our audience.  Contact us for bookings at:  banjoman@burntbiskits.com. 

Check out our albums “We Play Better Than We Cook” and “Smokin'”, available from all major music download platforms or we also sell physical CD’s or download cards.

Here are some short video clips of past Burnt Biskits shows:


St. Anne’s Reel

Fisher’s Hornpipe

Here are some photos of Burnt Biskits from past shows:

Burnt Biskits performing in Milford, Nebraska with guest mandolinist David Miller (in the red shirt).
The Biskits playing at The Blend in Lincoln, Nebraska
Another shot of Burnt Biskits performing at The Blend, Lincoln, Nebraska
Burnt Biskits performing for a fund-raiser for TeamMates mentoring program.
Biskits performing at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE
Biskits performing at Gold Crest Retirement Center, Adams, NE