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 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.
Bucky will be performing his show “I Need to Make A Dollar: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, 1865-1970”, May 9, 2019, 6:30 pm at the C.E. Brehm Memorial Library. Come join us for this FREE event, listen and learn about Illinois’ past. This event is underwritten through Illinois Humanities’ Road Scholar Program. CDs will be available for purchase.
Remember the Haymarket Martyrs!
Join the Forest Park Historical Society for an afternnoon of music, art, and remembrance as we celebrate May Day and the role of Forest Park in preserving the legacy of Haymarket. From 1-5 pm on April 28 at the Howard Mohr Community Center. Food, beer, artwork, non-profit tables, bookstores, vendors, and more.
Bucky Halker performs American labor protest music from 4- 5 pm.
Join Bucky Halker, Purdue University Northwest, and the Illinois Labor History Society for a special program on the history of labor in American and a selection of labor protest songs from Illinois and US working class history.