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”:
Â 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 www.rifoodbank.org/BillHarley 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 www.rifoodbank.org.