Two-time Grammy winner Bill takes us back to his boyhood with stories about summer at the community pool, field trips to the state house and a Valentine’s Day disaster. Heartfelt and witty, Harley’s tales engage kids like no other and send adults on a trip to their own past. Are these stories true? Bill says, “The more I tell them, the truer they get…”
Who is Billy Harley? A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities, Bill uses song and story to 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. He joined the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author, performing artist and keynote speaker.
Bill Harley’s High Dive and Other Things that Could Have Happened is a fun collection of stories of life experiences from his own life. After listening and being quite amused by the stories shared, I came to the conclusion that it would be best suited for children (mainly boys) ages six years old and up though the experiences really can be a thrill for anyone to listen and relate too.
There are three stories which include “High Dive”, “Field Trip”, and ” Monster Valentine”. Some of the stories also have accompanying music. I think Bill does a great job in sharing these stories being very descriptive and getting the point and image across. I hung on every word being told while also laughing out loud at brief moments. Listening to these stories makes me wonder what I have in store and what stories and memories my own children will be creating such as these. I can only hope they’d be as amusing and that we can look back and laugh at them and share them for future generations.
I think this collection would be great to listen to on a long car trip this Spring and Summer season but not limited too! Prepare to be amused and be sure to pick up your own copy today. You can order the CD from Bill Harley’s website.
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