A.J. Foyt vs. Parnelli Jones, Mel Lewis and Roger Brown and a red-white-and-blue basketball, water balloons, flashlight tag, book reports, and fresh cider from the Lilly Orchard, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War…Come visit Bill Harley’s mythical landscape of coming of age on the northside of Indianapolis in the 1960s. Beneath the mayhem and hilarity of a baby-boomer childhood with 40 children in the immediate vicinity is a story about trying to grow up the best you can in a rapidly changing world — just as we all do, regardless of when we were born.
Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. A two-time Grammy winner, he is vibrant, outrageous, unpredictable, and genuine with songs and stories about growing up, schooling and what it is to be human — our connections with one another and the planet we share. Recognized by audiences and peers as one of the finest performing storytellers in the country, his work has influenced a generation of children, parents, performing artists and educators.
Harley lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts with his wife and professional partner Debbie Block, with whom he has two grown sons. When he’s not writing, performing or recording, you can find him tending to his beehives, kayaking the waters or biking the hills of New England and doing his best to get through the enormous pile of books he’s determined to read. Visit Billharley.com/.
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Event Accessibility: Accessible Entrance, Accessible Parking Designated, Accessible Restrooms, Accessible Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Elevator to all public areas, ASL Interpretation