Harley and Munslow 'Sing Away Hunger' to benefit food bank

Harley and Munslow 'Sing Away Hunger' to benefit food bank

PROVIDENCE--Award-winning musicians and storytellers Bill Harley and Keith Munslow will spin their magic at the "Sing Away Hunger" family concert to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 16. The musicians and their band of merry music-makers will perform two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Lincoln School auditorium, 301 Butler Ave., Providence.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seats. All proceeds go directly to the food bank to serve families in need. Tickets are available at www.rifoodbank.org/BillandKeith or by calling 401-230-1673.

Harley earned Grammy awards in 2007 and 2009 for his albums "Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams," "Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs" and "Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live." He published a children's book, "Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year," in 2013, and a new collection of children's music, "High Dive," in 2012. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. His songs include favorites like "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."

Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries across New England. He earned Parents' Choice Awards for two of his recordings, "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Dressed Up for the Party." In 2006 he launched the Empire Revue, a high-energy variety show featuring sketch comedy, music, improvisation and special guest performers. He has also creates original music for Perishable Theatre's Show for Younger Audiences and the Manton Avenue Theater.

"This concert brings together the best of Rhode Island's musical talent to create a joyful and hilarious experience that families can enjoy together," says Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff. "The generosity of everyone involved makes this an important fundraiser for the food bank, as well as one of the most delightful musical events of the season."