Ben Harrison

author, musician, playwright

“A distinctive voice with a delightful sense of humor and story telling ability. His songs paint a picture. His books and musicals are fueled by a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.


Join us at Harrison Gallery on Sunday, April 12th from 3-6 pm during our special launch party for The Rooster Who Loved the Violin, a children’s story brought to life by the collaboration of two artists with a flair for the fantastic, Ben Harrison and Carrie Disrud. 

For the first 50 books sold, Ben and Carrie will be donating all proceeds to the Bahama Village Music Program. This wonderful organization’s mission is to provide quality music education to children ages 6-16 who would otherwise not have access to private music instruction.

Students from the BVMP Suzuki Strings program will perform at the event to show off how much they love the violin! This event will also feature paintings on display from Carrie Disrud, and snacks for the kids.


About the book: 

Ben Harrison sweeps readers through the lyrical tale of a violin player at an Italian restaurant and his struggles with an overly enthusiastic rooster, while Carrie Disrud’s vibrant illustrations envelop viewers into the charming fable’s rich, island setting of Key West. 

The Rooster Who Loved the Violin can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and will appeal especially to those who are too young to read and kids who are just getting the hang of it. The book also includes a longer supplemental text about the real rooster encounter that inspired Ben to write the story, as well as fun photographs of local chickens around Key West.

This book is published by Whirlygig Kids Books, an imprint of Absolutely Amazing eBooks.