Bucky Halker Presents Rebel Voices

Bucky will be presenting a solo performance of American Protest Songs.  Rebel Voices includes music from IWW Icon Joe Hill, Depression Era spokesman Woody Guthrie and how their influence brought forth the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.  In 2015, Bucky released a commemorative CD collection of the Songs of Joe Hill, including some songs never before recorded.  Bucky also participated in a year long run of tribute concerts about Joe Hill across the United States and Canada.  Bucky holds a Ph.D. in American History with an emphasis on Labor History and has written countless articles and a book on the subject.  Join us for this very special program and learn the beginnings of the American Protest Song.  Check back for further details and time of the program/concert. 

Anywhere But Utah – The Songs of Joe Hill

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The Origins of International Labor Day, with Bucky Halker

Please join Bucky and the Illinois Labor History Society to celebrate and learn about the origins of International Labor Day at Purdue University, Hammond, IN.  You will hear music and commentary from Bucky as well as representatives from Purdue University’s History and Philosophy departments about the Haymarket event which lead to the creation of International Labor Day.  This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Labor History Society and Purdue University Northwest Department of History and Philosophy.  

 

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Dark As A Dungeon: Songs and Stories of American Coal Mining

On March 17, 2018, Bucky Halker appeared on Dave Hoekstra’s “Nocturnal Jouranl” on WGN Radio for a program on the stories and songs of coal mining history.   Illinois coal miners were interviewed on the show and Bucky added a few historical coal miner songs from the rich tradition of coal miners and music.  

You can hear the show by clicking on this link:

http://wgnradio.com/2018/03/23/dark-as-a-dungeon-songs-and-stories-from-americas-coal-mining-history/

Take a listen and enjoy the music and conversation.  

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Bucky Halker presenting at the World Record Symposium

Bucky will be presenting research and performing the songs of Joe Hill at this important event.  

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Bucky Halker, a Road Scholar performance, at Montgomery Village Hall

Bucky Halker will be presenting the Folksongs of Illinois program at Montgomery Village Hall as part of its monthly senior’s program.  You will hear folksongs from all over the Midwest, some still popular today and some forgotten gems.  This FREE program is underwritten by a grant from Illinois Humanities.

Folksongs of Illinois, #2

Folksongs of Illinois, #2

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Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, A Road Scholar Program-Nashville, IL

Please join Bucky in Nashville, IL, as he presents his version of workers’ protest songs from Illinois.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, a little Joe Hill and some other long forgotten labor bards.  This is a FREE program and is part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Program.  We look forward to seeing you.

Welcome To Labor Land

Welcome To Labor Land

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Bucky Halker, “Ain’t Got a Dollar”, a Road Scholar Event at Watseka Public Library

Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois Show at the Watseka Public Library, Watseka, IL.  Come hear some great folksongs from Illinois and commentary about how the songs came to be.  Folk Songs Of Illinois #1This FREE event is underwritten by a grant from Illinois Humanities through its Road Scholars Program.  Check back to this listing for event time.

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Bucky Live on WGN 720 AM, Chicago

Tune in for a live broadcast on WGN Chicago, 720 on your AM dial.  Bucky will be joining Dave Hoekstra on Nocturnal Journal to talk about the long history of coal mining in Illinois and to play a few coal mining tunes.  Pour yourself a green beer and join us for this St. Paddy’s day broadcast.  Don’t forget, you can also stream the broadcast by logging on to the WGN web page.

Don’t Want Your Millions

Don’t Want Your Millions

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The Bucky Halker Trio, featuring: Don Stiernberg and John Abbey

Bucky and the boys (Don and John) will be playing for the craft food benefit at Arlington Heights Historical Museum.  Join us for a good cause, some great local artisanal delights and of course, some wonderful local musicianship.

FEATURING CRAFT BEERS, WINES & DELICIOUS WINTER FOODS IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT!

Step back in time where F.W. ‘Pop’ Muller otherwise known as the man behind the mustache, originated the Arlington Club Beverage soda brand in 1872.

  • Mix and mingle with local artisans and other history buffs to learn what goes into making hand-crafted delicacies and drinks.

 

  • Enjoy Arlington Club inspired spirits, craft beer, and wine 
  • Unlimited SAMPLES of locally produced artisan cheeses, meats, and more.
  • LIVE Music

VIP TICKETS – $60 New Members | $35 Members (6pm entry)

Early Entry!  Get an extra hour to explore and taste before everyone else.

  • Includes a 1-year, individual membership to the Historical Museum ($10 savings)
  • One complimentary souvenir pint glass or tote bag
  • Includes 10 – 2oz Tasting Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION – $50 at the door (7pm entry)

  • Includes 6 – 2oz Tasting Tickets
  • One complimentary souvenir pint glass or tote bag
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Bucky Halker Live on Heartland Radio

Join me February 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. for a fund raiser for a wonderful, local radio broadcast Heartland Radio, in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.  This year the event will be at the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood.  Come out for a great cause and to hear some terrific local musicians.  I’ll be there and so will the Win Stracke All-Stars and possibly Chicago’s favorite Corky Siegel.  See the poster for all the details.  This is a fund raiser folks, so your donation is tax deductible.  Let’s help keep this important independent radio program on the air!

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