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The Half Brothers Brand Old-Time Variety Show
I recently got a chance to direct a piece called The Half Brothers Brand Old-Time Variety Show, which ran throughout August 2013 at Annex, described as:
Neo-bluegrass trio The Half Brothers (Rick Miller, John Ackermann, and David Nixon) step through the black-and-white TV screen into an era of lively music and helpful cooking hints, when corporate sponsorship promised shiny perfection. Troy Mink takes over the kitchen as Grandma Half, while Tim Moore lends his mellifluous baritone to friendly announcements of Half Brothers Brand products that could help you more than you know ó or want. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, and golden three-part harmonies help the medicine go down. Drink up. Itís good for you. The television says so.With songs by The Half Brothers and additional text by Keri Healey, the show was a treat to help develop. I realized this was the first time since college I had directed something that I hadn't written - a nice little milestone. Here are some promo videos we created:
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