Advance Warning: Bucky Halker in Germany
Bucky Halker will be teaching and serving as artist-in-residence at Carl von Ossietzky University in Germany in the spring of 2020.
He’ll be doing concerts on American folk and protest music and teaching a course on working-class protest music as well. Bucky will be spending time between Oldenburg and Osnabrück, as the course will be divided between campuses in both cities.
More details later!
Bucky Halker performs November 12, 2019 at the Grafton Pub in Chicago as part of Paul Tyler’s regular music series. Tyler, a folklorist and an instructor at the Old Town School, invited Bucky to perform folk and labor songs from Illinois. Start time is around 9:30.
Stop by the Grafton Pub and have a drink or some food. They have a great selection of tap beers and the food is first rate too.
The Grafton Pub is conveniently located in Lincoln Square, a few doors down from the Old Town School. The address is 4530 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Hope to see you there!
November 1, 2019 at 6 pm
Join Chicago author June Sawyers for the release of her new book on Bruce Springsteen, Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen at 70. She will be joined by Bucky Halker who will perform some of his favorite Springsteen songs.
June’s latest book will be released on the occasion of Bruce Springsteen’s seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen offers the first exploration of the legacy of a musical and cultural icon. This collection features essays from musicians, authors, academics, and music critics, all of whom answered a seemingly simple question: “Why Springsteen?” Each contributor considered what attracted—and continues to attract—them to Springsteen and the ways they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Rather than another biographical survey of Springsteen’s legendary career, Long Walk Home studies how Springsteen has influenced American and international culture over the last fifty years and how fans have incorporated his music into their lives.
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Bucky Halker hits the planes and trains again in 2019 for a six-week sweep through France, the Netherlands, and Germany.
He’ll be back in Germany for a month in 2020 as well.
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Bucky will be brandishing his versions of folksongs sung and made popular in lllinois at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Elizabeth, IL, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm. Come join us for music, commentary and laughter. This event is free and sponsored through Illinois Humanities’ Road Scholars program. Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase at the event.
September 2, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pullman Historic Site
Bucky Halker and Don Stiernberg join the celebration of Labor Day in historic Pullman.
Bucky and Don will perform songs that emerged from the struggles of workers for a more just and equitable society and workplace. The duo will offer rendictions of historic songs by Woody Guthrie, Florence Reece, Joe Hill, Bruce Springsteen and more, as well as a handful of Bucky originals.
Stop by Pullman, hear some music, take a tour of one of the most important labor sites in the country, and celebrate the accomplishments workers and the labor movement in the USA.
Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois program at th Jefferson County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon, IL, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Just in time to celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial, come out and hear folksongs popularized or written in Illinois and find out how they came here. This event is free and is part of Illinois Humanities’ Road Scholar Program.
Join Bucky Halker at the Lisle Heritage Society, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, where he will present Goin’ Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960. Just in time to celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial, you will hear folk songs from all over the State. Songs that were written by Illinois residents or brought here and popularized in Illinois. This event is free and offered as part of the Illinois Humanities’ Road Scholar program. Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase.
Bucky will be bringing his brand of Illinois folksongs to DeKalb County History Center in his program entitled “Goin’ Down The Road: Folksongs Of Illinois, 1818-1960, on June 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Come join us for some great music and stories about folk music in Illinois and how it came to be here. This is a free program offered at part of the Illinois Humanities’ Road Scholar Program. Folksongs of Illinois CD series will be available for purchase at the concert.
May 31, 2019
7:15 P.M. at Parkland College in Champaign, IL
Bucky Halker rolls into Champaign-Urbana for a concert and discussion of protest songs and their role in cultural and social transformation.
Bucky will perform a number of songs from the labor movement and the civil rights movement, including works of Joe Hill, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.
The concert is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, a national community college organization for honors students.