About the Book
Busking -- musicians playing along sidewalks for tips -- has long been a Madison, Wisconsin, tradition. But the practice took a new twist with the idea of filling Madison's most popular street with local musicians all playing for a single cause.
On Saturday, April 17, dozens of musicians played from 1 to 2 p.m. on the corners of State Street to raise funds and awareness for the Literacy Network, a non-profit organization that serves more than 1,300 people each year.
The author's profits from sales of this book also will go the Literacy Network.
Inspired by his experiences as an exchange student on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Kerry G. Hill became a journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1980, he embarked on a 20-year newspaper career in Wisconsin and Illinois -- half of it as the national/international news editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second-largest daily. Today, he is in charge of communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, one of the premiere institutions in its field. In recent years, he has been gaining recognition for his photography, including two solo exhibits in Madison.