Author Archives: Bucky

BUCKY HALKER IN FOREST PARK, IL

Come out on July 21, at 8:00 pm to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park for some free music and a fabulous bookstore.  FREE EVENT!

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Bucky Halker, Ella Jenkins, & Wrigley Field–August 13

2017 National Heritage Award winner and the godmother of children’s music, Ella Jenkins turns 93 years old this summer.   She’s got a new CD out on Smithsonian-Folkways and was recently honored at the Old Town Schoool for her work. … Continue reading

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Ella Jenkins Birthday Tribute: Navy Pier

2017 National Heritage Award winner and the godmother of children’s music, Ella Jenkins turns 93 years old this summer.   She’s got a new CD out on Smithsonian-Folkways and was recently honored at the Old Town Schoool for her work. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Bucky Halker & Andy Dee – The Ghost of Woody Guthrie (The Shepherd/July 10, 2012)

Political activist, musician and music scholar Bucky Halker is a Wisconsin native back now in Racine. Working with another Badger musician, Andy Dee (formerly of the country band Molly & the Heymakers), Halker recorded a two-disc set in a marathon … Continue reading

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McHenry County Historical Society Protest Songs With Bucky Halker

Public protests about perceived loss of freedoms and equal rights is nothing new. In the century that came after the Civil War, Illinois businesses made great gains, and the state emerged as a central player in the nation’s economy. However, … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker and Don Stiernberg: Two Way Street Coffeehouse, Downers Grove, IL

Bucky Halker and Don Stiernberg at Two Way Street Bucky and Don roll into Downers Grove, Illinois on December 16, 2016 for a couple of sets of music. Showtime is 8:15. In years past, Don and Bucky toured and performed … Continue reading

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Folk Festival “Faves of 2015”

Folk Festival “Faves of 2015” Lilli Kuzma WDCB Radio Bucky Halker’s latest release Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill was included on the year end “Faves of 2015” on Lilli Kuzma’s ever-popular Folk Festival show on WDCB radio. Bucky … Continue reading

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In These Times: An Interview with Bucky Halker on Joe Hill

November 19, 2015 Remembering the Life and Music of Labor Agitator Joe Hill, Who Was Executed 100 Years Ago Today Dave Cochran interviews musician Bucky Halker on the music of labor songwriter and martyr Joe Hill and his new CD … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Interview with Dave Cochran for Salt Lake City Weekly

September 2, 1015 Bucky Halker resurrects Joe Hill’s songs and ideas, a century after Hill’s execution By David Cochran Read the interview at: Salt Lake City Weekly

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Anywhere But Utah: Song of Joe Hill – Grand Prairie Union News

Mike Matejka Grand Prairie Union News (October 2015) Bloomington IL “Joe Hill has never died” — if you are of a certain generation, you remember Woodstock and Joan Baez singing an “organizing song” about some guy named Joe Hill. Joe … Continue reading

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