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Bill Harley: A Storyteller for All Ages

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Bill Harley: A Storyteller for All Ages

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Bill Harley: A Storyteller for All Ages

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Songs and a Story

Listen to full-length songs and a story, 'The Teachers' Lounge,' from Bill Harley.

Song: 'There's a Pea on My Plate,' from One More Time

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Song: 'Down in the Backpack,' from Down in the Backpack

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Story: 'The Teachers' Lounge,' from The Teachers' Lounge

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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.

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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.

NPR Commentaries by Harley

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Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dog
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Bill Harley
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Empyrean Records
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2005

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One More Time

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Bill Harley
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The Teacher's Lounge

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Bill Harley
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Round River
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2005

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