Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ageless Northshore: Bucky Halker in Concert

On the town with Don and Peg:  Bucky Halker Ageless Northshore (November 4, 2009) Last Friday night we saw Bucky Halker at the Skokie Theatre – the program was the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Now, … Continue reading

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Review: Folksongs of Illinois, Vols. 1-3

Bucky Halker’s emotionally powerful performance of Woody Guthrie’s, “The Dying Miner,” commemorating the Centralia mine disaster of 1947, includes actual words that miners left behind on scraps of paper as their oxygen was running out; Halker’s rich voice portrays their plight in a compassionate interpretation that is realistic, avoiding maudlin excess. Continue reading

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