Bucky Halker in concert with Chris Vallillo

Title: Bucky Halker in concert with Chris Vallillo
Location: Mt. Olive, IL
Description: Early warning – Bucky will be performing with Chris Vallillo for the dedication of the Mt. Olive cemetery. Details to follow – watch this page for more information.
Date: 2015-06-20

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May Day IN CHICAGO

Title: May Day IN CHICAGO
Location: Haymarket Monument @ Desplaines and Randolph in Chicago
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Description: Bucky will be making his annual appearance at Chicago’s May Day celebration this year at the Haymarket monument on Des Plaines near Randolph. This year’s theme will honor Joe Hill, an IWW organizer, who was illegally executed November 19, 1915 in Salt Lake City, UT. Bucky will be playing a batch of Joe Hill tunes in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of Hill’s demise. This is also a good opportunity to hear a preview from Bucky’s forthcoming disc “Joe Hill” in honor of Mr. Hill and his contribution to labor history and labor music. There may be connected events that day as well. Watch this webpage for more details.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2015-05-01
End Time: 13:30

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Illinois Labor Songs

Title: Illinois Labor Songs
Location: Green Hills Public Library, Palos Hills, IL
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Description: Bucky will present his brand of Illinois Labor songs as part of the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars program. This is a concert lecture program that includes historical background on Illinois’ colorful labor history and its songs.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2015-03-19
End Time: 20:30

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Illinois Labor Songs

Title: Illinois Labor Songs
Location: John A. Logan College, Carbondale, IL
Description: Bucky will be joined by musician Chris Vallillo to present his variety of Illinois Labor Songs as part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar program. The event will include music and background commentary of the history of the songs and the labor movement in Illinois.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-03-11
End Time: 11:30

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Bucky Halker at Albion College, February 24, 2015

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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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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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