“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.
With these considerable talents, Bill considers his real work to be using these skills to encourage his audience to see the world anew and to experience “live art”, to honor the emotional lives of children and adults and finally, to pass along a love of language and music.
“Bill Harley takes his life and turns it into art. Sounds simple until you actually try to do it. That Harley’s art seems so effortless only underscore his mastery.” -Nuvo Newsweekly
Praise for One More Time:
"A collectible Bill Harley sampler, filled with humorous and telling musical portraits of childhood - avoiding peas at dinner, soccer game blues, irksome siblings, the loss of a pet, moving to a new house (with a touching child vocal). Harley also applies his considerable storytelling chops to "Alicia & the Little Monster," a hoot of a new tall tale that reassuringly turns a common nighttime fear upside down. Parents' Choice
"Bill Harley has been helping my children fall asleep with a smile on their faces for three years. One More Time is great, a nice combination of many favorite songs and some we didn't know. I have found myself more than once kissing my children good night in the dark and whispering "Nighty Noodles," and hearing back, "Nighty Noodles, Mama." Thank you, Mr. Harley, for being a very special part of our lives." The Elkort Family
"I will tell you that my two boys, 6 1/2 and 4 1/2 love the CD. Their friends love it as well (we play it in the car during carpool--it keeps the restless natives quiet). HIGHLY recommended!"