Bill Harley | From the Back of the Bus

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From the Back of the Bus

by Bill Harley

Parents' Choice Approved, AFIM Nominee, Storytelling World Award: Bill's richly textured tales of school life, filled with teachers, vice-principals, lunch room incidents and the realization that you're going to grow up whether you want to or not.
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In the Back of the Bus
3:02 album only
2. Bottlecaps
27:40 album only
3. Mr Anderson: Indiana State Bus Driver of the Year
30:53 album only
4. In the Back of the Bus (reprise)
0:56 album only


Album Notes
“Bill Harley has the uncanny ability to reaffirm life for listeners, be they five or fifty. Humor, empathy, intelligence and reality all radiate from his work and from him.” - Penguin Books

A Grammy award winning artist, Bill uses song and story 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. Harley joined the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author and performing artist.

With these considerable talents, Bill considers his real work to be using these skills to encourage his audience to see the world anew and to experience “live art”, to honor the emotional lives of children and adults and finally, to pass along a love of language and music.

“Bill Harley takes his life and turns it into art. Sounds simple until you actually try to do it. That Harley’s art seems so effortless only underscore his mastery.” -Nuvo Newsweekly

Praise for From the Back of the Bus

"Harley speaks directly to kids and, at the same time, hooks their parents with stories that ring true to them, too."
The Boston Parents Paper

"Bill's CDs are the only ones I will listen to in the car with my children. He makes us all laugh!" Lucienne



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