“Bill Harley has the uncanny ability to reaffirm life for listeners, be they five or fifty. Humor, empathy, intelligence and reality all radiate from his work and from him.” - Penguin Books
A Grammy award winning artist, Bill uses song and story paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist, Bill is also a regular commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and featured on PBS. Harley joined the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author and performing artist.
Praise for There's A Pea on My Plate:
"With songs ranging from heartwarming to heart-stopping, this phenomenally versatile family entertainer strikes an excellent balance between high-energy histrionics and child-wise insight." Child Magazine
"Ace songsmith and storyteller Bill Harley has the rare gift of getting inside a grade-schoolers head. His album is filled with tunes your 'tweener can relate to." USA Today
"Harley addresses children's feelings and concerns with insight, humor and high-quality musicianship." Publishers Weekly
"Few Children's entertainers can get into a grade-schooler's head and articulate what's found there as convincingly as Bill Harley." Family Fun Magazine
"Few performers put on the garments of childhood as easily as Bill Harley." Parents Magazine