Keith Munslow and Grammy Winner Bill Harley Hold Benefit Concert for RI Food Bank Dec. 10th in Providence

[ 6 ] November 29, 2011 |

Songs about monsters, growing up and school delight younger audiences.

I have 4 tickets to give away for this concert! Please share your child’s favorite Bill Harley song or story in the comments below and I will randomly pick one winner by Friday, December 2, 2011 at Noon, EST.

Ever wondered what’s at the bottom of your child’s backpack? Two-time Grammy award-winning artist Bill Harley did some digging, and he put the answer into song. We love Harley’s humorous spin on growing up, going to school and family life. Families can hear him sing and tell stories at a benefit concert for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, December 10th at the Lincoln School in Providence. Two performances are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Harley is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. His songs span the generation gap, including favorites like “Zanzibar,” “Monsters in the Bathroom,” “50 Ways to Fool Your Mother,” “You’re in Trouble,” “Dad Threw the TV out the Window,” “Down in the Backpack” and “The Ballad of Dirty Joe.”

“Bill Harley walks the walk when it comes to teaching children about helping others,” says Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff. “Once again this year, he is generously donating his artistic talents to help feed Rhode Islanders in need.” Harley’s dedication to feeding the hungry is reflected in the words of his song, “Enough is a Feast”:

 Enough is a feast, enough is a feast
Take what you need, save some for the least
Save some for the least who stand at the door
Enough is a feast, you don’t need any more

Harley will be joined by award-winning artist Keith Munslow, who has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries throughout New England and beyond.

For tickets and information, visit or call 942-6325. Reserved seating: $18. General Admission: $12.

My boy’s were thrilled when I interviewed Bill Harley in 2008. Read the interview here.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of more than 250 member agency programs. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.4 million pounds of food. For more information about the Food Bank, please visit

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Corey says:

    My daughter LOVES dancing to Bill Harley in our living room. Last night we went to the library and I sang as we were pulling up to the building – “At Your Library!” Such nice tunes for kids!

  2. Kristie says:

    My 2 year old sings the entire chorus of “You’re in Trouble”. My daughter likes “Big Big World”

  3. Joan says:

    Bill Harley’s stories get us through car trips – my sons love “Mrs. Ammons and the Boys’ Room.”

  4. Deanna Brooks says:

    My son loves the song “Alicia and the Little Monster”. He will get us all breaking out into song at the oddest times. It IS a catchy tune after all!

  5. Katie M M says:

    In our house the kids are always singing “Black socks! They never get dirty!”

  6. John V Gambino says:

    Dad Threw The TV Out The Window, Macaroni and Cheese, Mom & The Radio, Milky Way, the list goes on. Big fans!

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