Bill Harley's lyrics are smart, funny and, at times, poignant. He writes for children, but he avoids dumbing-down his work; his music is never patronizing, insipid or boring. Harley's stories and songs help parents remember what it was like to be a kid.
Harley is now one of the country's most recognized performers for families, a Grammy nominee, and he has appeared as a regular commentator on NPR's All Things Considered.
His most recent recordings are One More Time and Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dog, which will be released next month. He's also the author of a new Christmas book, Dear Santa: The Letters of James B. Dobbins.
In an interview with Neal Conan and Liane Hansen, Harley shares his songs and stories, and talks about the art of live performance.
Songs and a Story:
- One Thousand and One Uses: Your Freezer
- Horrors and Wonders in a Tour of Holiday Displays
- Storytelling on Skis
- Remembering Ray Hicks
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