This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Woody Guthrie

Visit historic Bishop Hill, IL and hear Bucky Halker sing the songs of Woody Guthrie! A free event too!

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land” features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger historical context while also offering details on his life.

The program is supported through funds from Illinois Humanities and its Road Scholar program. Support the humanities!

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Join Bucky in Carol Stream, IL for a free musical program with commentary on Woody Guthrie.

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land” features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger historical context while also offering details on his life.

The program is supported through funds from Illinois Humanities and its Road Scholar program. Support the humanities!

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This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Woody Guthrie

Bucky Halker sings the songs of legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie in beautiful Highland Park, IL.

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land” features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger historical context while also offering details on his life.

The program is supported through funds from Illinois Humanities and its Road Scholar program. Support the humanities!

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Workers Unite! The Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (1879 – 1915)

Join musician and historian Bucky Halker for a musical journey through the songs of legendary labor songster and martyr Joe Hill (1879-1915).

Born in Gävle, Sweden, Hill migrated to the US at the turn of the century, became deeply involved in the struggle for worker rights and unions, and put his musical skills to work for the cause. He was executed by firing squad in 2015 in Salt Lake City for the murder of a small shopkeeper, a charge without evidence. His songs such as “The Preacher and the Slave,” “The Tramp” and “Rebel Girl” made him a legend and are still sung around the world today.

Spend the day with several Swedish figures from our past, such as Jonas Olson, Carl Sandburg, and Astrid Lindgren. Listen to the music of Jenny Lind and Joe Hill. Free event held in the park. Organized by the BHHA, Fox Tales International and the Twinflower Inn.

Sponsored by the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Barbro Osher Pro Sueccia Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency and SWEA-Chicago.

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This Land Is Your Land: Folksongs of Woody Guthrie

Bucky Halker rolls into South Beloit, Wisconsin, and Nature at the Confluence for a free program featuring music and commentary.

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land” features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger historical context while also offering details on his life.

The program is supported through funds from Illinois Humanities and its Road Scholar program. Support the humanities!

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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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Bucky Halker: CDs Now Available For Purchase At Bandcamp

As many of you know, CDBaby.com has long been a favorite for indie musicians and Bucky is no exception. However, the company has closed its retail shop and did so with very little advance notice. Many musicians were left scrambling for a place to sell our work and many of us also did not want to us Amazon and hoped to work with a more user-friendly and musician friendly retailer.

Fortunately, many of us have turned to Bandcamp.com and are selling CDs, downloads, and related products there. Bucky Halker is no exception. Most of Bucky Halker’s recording projects are now available at Bandcamp, incliding the Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy, Bucky’s recent illustrated book and CD project featuring young people (ages 4 months to 18 years) and adult musicians from around the city of Chicago. The book/CD generated great press on the front end and then CDBaby closed its doors, even before it made copies available to wholesalers.

So, we are happy that the Hoagy project and most of Bucky’s other recordings can now be found at Bandcamp. Click here music lovers and support a musician in need! Info on the CDs is available on the Bandcamp site, but you can also learn more at www.buckyhalker.com.

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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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