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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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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REVIEW: Love for Music Brings Together “Kids” of All Ages

Here’s a new review of Bucky’s latest project, Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy, by Laura Bandila Goldberger.

Check out what Ms. Bandila Goldberger has to say Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy

To purchase a copy of the book/CD, visit the donate button on the facepage for Company of Folk. The cost is $20. Be sure to mention the Hoagy project and to include your name and address. Here’s the link for Company of Folk/Hoagy Project

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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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Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy: Book/CD Project Wins Award

Great News! The book/CD project, Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy, spearheaded by Bucky Halker just won an important award.

The project was the top choice for “Graphic Excellence” in all the juvenile book categories of the Great Lakes Graphics Assocation.

Donate $20 to the non-profit, Company of Folk, and you can receive a copy of the book/CD. Go to Company of Folk’s homepage and look for the “donate” button. Be sure to tell us you want the book/CD and include your address. Visit Company of Folk: www.companyoffolk.org

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Chicago Tribune Review: Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy (2020)

February 14, 2020

Well known Chicago journalist and media personality Rick Kogan reviews Bucky’s latest children’s book and music project, Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy (2020) in the Chicago Tribune.

Check it out here: Chicago Kids Play and Sing Hoagy (2020)

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