I Need To Make A Dollar: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, 1865-1950

Catch Bucky in concert in wonderful Bishop Hill, Illinois.  Bucky will be performing historic labor protest songs from Illinois.  

 

The concert is hosted by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and is free of charge. 

 

Funding is made possible through the Road Scholar program of Illinois Humanities. 

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Join Bucky for a concert of “Folksongs of Illinois” at the Odell Public Library in beautiful Morrison, Illinois.

 

The event is free!  Stop by and catch some music! 

 

Funding provided by the Road Scholar program of Illinois Humanities. 

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Folksongs of Illinois

Stop in Golden, IL and hear Bucky perform “Folksongs of Illinois” at Golden Friends of the Library located at 405 Albers St. in Golden, IL.

 

Admission is Free!

 

Funding provided through the Road Scholar program of Illinois Humanities. 

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Goin’ Down the Road: Folksongs of Illinois

Catch Bucky doing a concert of “Folksongs of Illinois” at Nature At The Confluence in South Beloit, Illinois.  

 

Funding is provided through the Road Scholar program of Illinois Humanities.  

Admission is Free!

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Folksongs of Illinois

Bucky rolls into Homer Glen, IL for a concert of “Folksongs of Illinois” at Marian Village.  

 

The concert is funded through the Road Scholar Program of Illinois Humanities. 

 

Admission is Free.

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Protest Songs in the USA: Ratzeburg, Germany

Bucky jumps on the train to Ratzeburg, Germany for a series of school programs and a concert of American protest music with the local choir.   The choir concert will take place in the evening on April 26 in Ratzeburg, Germany.  

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Bucky Halker Germany Tour 2020

Bucky Halker – – Germany 2020

Bucky Halker will be teaching and serving as artist-in-residence at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany in the spring of 2020.    

 

He’ll be doing concerts on American folk and protest music and teaching a course on the history of protest music in America.  Bucky will be spending time between Oldenburg and Osnabrück,  as the course will be divided between campuses in both cities.  

More details later!  

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CHICAGO KIDS PLAY & SING HOAGY

Chicago Kids Play & Sing Hoagy: CD/Book Release March 1, 2020!

 

At last, the long awaited book/CD project is out!  It features  Chicago kids ages 4-70 playing and singing Hoagy Carmichael kid songs.

 

We’ll celebrate on March 1, 3-5 pm at the Hideout in Chicago.  Be there!

 

Buy a copy of the book/CD at CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/buckyhalker5

 

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Goin’ Down The Road: Folksongs of Illinois

Bucky returns to the LaSalle Public Library in LaSalle, Illinois to perform a special concert “Folksongs of Illinois.”     

 

The concert is funded through Illinois Humanities as part of its Road Scholar program.   

 

Admission is free!  

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Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy: New Book/CD from Bucky Halker

Legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael penned a series of children’s songs back in the 1950s, though most were never recorded.   The best are here — in a book of lyrics, original illustrations and a CD — with Chicago kids singing all the vocals and doing many instrumental parts, with support from a host of legendary musicians from the city’s jazz, folk, rock, country, and world music scenes.    

The CD won’t be officially released until March 202, but you can purchase advance copies and hear samples at CDBaby:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/buckyhalker5

 

Here’s the Complete Story on the Book/CD

In the 1950s, legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael penned a series of children’s songs that were published as an illustrated songbook. Carmichael later recorded some of these songs on an album, but for the most part the material was largely forgotten. Nevertheless, many are quite interesting and don’t fit the usual template for children’s music. One day I got the notion to record a selection of them and quickly determined that I wanted to use both children and adults for the project. Having spent many years roaming the Chicago music scene, I felt the project would be a perfect way to highlight the musical talents of children, to involve them in a collaborative effort with professional adult musicians in a recording studio, and to include a range of Chicago’s stylistic and musical traditions. In keeping with the original songbook, I decided to put the lyrics into an accompanying book with new original illustrations by Mark Anderson. Here are Hoagy’s children, ages 0 to 75, performing fifteen of his songs.

The project features a host of Chicago’s most celebrated musicians, including Andy Brown (jazz guitarist), Don Stiernberg (mandolin), Eric Schneider (sax), Dan DeLorenzo (upright bass), Gerald Dowd (drums), Carlos Mejia (Guatemalan marimba), Steve Gibons (violin), Art Davis (trumpet), Brian Wilke (pedal steel guitar), and Russ Phillips (trombone), just to name a few. The album highlights a variety of musical styles from Chicago, including Japanese Taiko drumming by Tsukasa Taiko, Guatemalan marimba, Jazz, Country, Rock and Folk. The children of Chicago supplied all the vocals on the project as well as some instrumentation. We had great fun with the project and we hope you will too!

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