This is the official Bill Harley website! A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities and an NPR commentator, Bill’s songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. Home of "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’s work spans the generation gap. Singer, storyteller, author, playwright, educator, performing artist – welcome to the world of Bill Harley – a world of wit and wisdom.

photo by Debbie Block

"Harley's audiences are families but it's hard to tell who enjoys him more - parents or children."

Los Angeles Times


John Muir's Stickeen Told by Bill Harley

A new Bill Harley CD!!!

John Muir's Stickeen Told by Bill Harley is Bill's telling of naturalist's John Muir's adventure tale. On Sale Now.


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New Bill Harley recording!!!  

New Charlie Bumpers Books  

"Stories Out Loud" - My TEDx Talk  


The Charlie Bumpers series is proud to be

an official book pick for this great program


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Night of the Spadefoot Toads