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Seven-time GRAMMY nominee Bill Harley and acclaimed songster Keith Munslow plan a series of family concerts during winter 2013 to celebrate the release of It's Not Fair to Me (Round River Records $12). The new CD is the long-awaited collaboration between these two veterans of the children's music scene. Harley and Munslow bring years of performing and friendship to a wacky collection of songs that range from the spooky "Stinkeye" to the blues send-up "Give Me Back My Hat."
Bill and Keith co-wrote the title song after a contest last spring hosted by Mindy Thomas of SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. After considering hundreds of kids' song title suggestions, Keith and Bill chose the perennial issue of sibling rivalry with "It's Not Fair to Me." Other songs on the album, about misbehaving dogs, whining little brothers, and ugly sweaters, showcase a wide range of styles and topics that find Harley and Munslow at their songwriting and performing best.
Bill Harley has two GRAMMY awards and seven nominations (including the latest nomination for his 2012 release High Dive).Harley was honored with a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award "for his use of music, song, and story in building community; promoting our common humanity; and encouraging lifelong learning, exploring and growing." He says the process of working with Keith was relatively easy: "Keith behaved himself very well during the recording. It took both of us to make this mess, and we're happy with how it sounds."
Keith Munslow is also an award-winning performer who combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation. In addition to his one-man show for kids and families, he performs with the New Orleans-flavored blues band, Superchief Trio. He says that he and Bill had "more fun than should be allowed...We both love a good joke and a great story, and making music together is always a hoot. As for the bickering, well, that can neither be helped or avoided, so we just embrace it!"
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