JOE HILL CD PROJECT

Recording "My Dreamland Girl" by Joe Hill

Recording “My Dreamland Girl” by Joe Hill

Bucky is currently in the studio working on a CD of Joe Hill songs in commemoration of Joe Hill’s untimely execution on November 19, 1915, in Salt Lake City, UT, after a biased Court found him guilty of murder.  Bucky has been researching Joe Hill songs for years and has unearthed some never recorded tunes.  The collection will be a must have for any activist, labor-type music historian and fans of American political music.  Hill’s tunes ranged from rousing IWW street songs to tender, sentimental love songs captured in the style of the day, which was Tin Pan Alley.  Not your usual folk songs for sure.  Keep checking back for status on this recording and also find him on Facebook for more information.  This project is supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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From Generation to Generation Exhibit

Title: From Generation to Generation Exhibit
Location: Orland Park Public Library
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Description: Bucky will be on hand for the opening of the Company of Folk Generation to Generation exhibit in Orland Park. He will perform Illinois folk songs to kick off the exhibit.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2015-04-10
End Time: 20:30

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Music and the Land

Title: Music and the Land
Location: Western Illinois University Library
Description: Bucky will present a lecture-concert about music and its relationship to the land. This program is part of Tim Collins’ brown bag honor’s seminar.
Start Time: 12:30
Date: 2015-03-03
End Time: 14:30

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Concert Lecture “1913 Massacre”

Title: Concert Lecture “1913 Massacre”
Location: Albion College, Bohm Theatre
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Description: Dr. Clark “Bucky” Halker will present a program on the 1913 Massacre. The event will include historical commentary and music.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2015-02-24
End Time: 21:00

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Lecture – Child Labor

Title: Lecture – Child Labor
Location: Elmhurst Historical Museum
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Description: Bucky will discuss the history of child labor in America in conjunction with the museum’s display on the subject. Bucky holds a Ph.D. American History with an emphasis in labor history and has recorded two CDs on the subject.
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2014-01-23
End Time: 17:00

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Bucky Halker Solo Concert

Title: Bucky Halker Solo Concert
Location: CH-HALDENSTEIN, RESTAURANT CALANDA
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Description: Brambus records presents Bucky Halker solo in concert. Bucky, a singer songwriter and guitar player, will be serving up a batch of original tunes as well as Woody Guthrie covers. For start time, kindly contact the restaurant.
Date: 2014-09-06

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Bucky Halker Solo Concert

Title: Bucky Halker Solo Concert
Location: CH-HALDENSTEIN, RESTAURANT CALANDA
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Description: Brambus records presents Bucky Halker solo in concert. Bucky, a singer songwriter and guitar player, will be serving up a batch of original tunes as well as Woody Guthrie covers. For start time, kindly contact the restaurant.
Date: 2014-06-09

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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Convention

Title: The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Convention
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: Bucky will be playing a batch of union and labor protest songs for the union convention on Thursday morning, August 7th.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-08-07
End Time: 10:00

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Happy 65th Birthday to Bruce Springsteen

Title: Happy 65th Birthday to Bruce Springsteen
Location: Fitzgerald’s Night Club – Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL
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Description: Bucky will be joined by author June Sawyers and other musicians (TBA) in celebration of the Boss’ 65th year. Ms. Sawyers will present slides of her research on Bruce, his life and legacy with special attention to his Asbury Park years. Songs will include a spectrum from his repertoire, especially the early years. There will be a few surprise guests, including mandolin maestro Don Stiernberg. Admission is TBD.
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2014-09-27
End Time: 22:00

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Folksongs of Illinois – Road Scholars program

Title: Folksongs of Illinois – Road Scholars program
Location: Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL
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Description: Bucky will be performing selections from the Folksongs of Illinois CD series which he produced, now in its fifth volume. Material will include songs from the early 19th century through the present with historical commentary from Bucky’s extensive research on the genre. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council as part of their Roads Scholars Program. The event is free to the public and CDs in the series will be available for purchase at the concert.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2014-09-15
End Time: 20:00

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