Bucky will be serving up his renditions of Illinois Labor Songs at the Barrington History Museum. Come out and hear the history of labor music and how it defined the labor movement in Illinois. Bucky holds a Ph.D. in American History with an emphasis in American labor history.
Welcome To Labor Land
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Labor Day is upon us and that means Bucky Halker is hard at work singin’ and playin’ the songs of the workin’ man. He is joined by his sidekick and mandolin extraordinaire, Don Stiernberg at the Pullman National Monument in Chicago, IL, on Chicago’s southside. There is an afternoon of festivities planned to celebrate labor day and Illinois’ Bicentennial. Please join us at Pullman for an afternoon of song and activities. It all kicks off around 2:00 PM (CST). This is a free event sponsored by the National Park Service.
Tune in to WLUW Radio-Live from the Heartland, 88.7 on your FM dial, for a very special Labor Day program featuring labor music by Bucky Halker. Bucky will be hanging with Michael James and Co., talking about labor protest music and its relevance today. Oh, and he will play a few tunes live as well. So wake up and listen. The public is also invited to attend this event live in studio. Admission is free.
Anywhere But Utah – The Songs of Joe Hill
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Bucky will be offering some of his favorite road songs about traversing the great State of Illinois in recognition of its Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia. Check back for location details. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities.
Come join us in Des Plaines at the Des Plaines History Center for a special concert of Folksongs from Illinois. Bucky will be playing folksongs from all over the state and offering background commentary on the origins of these songs in Illinois.
Folksongs of Illinois, #1
Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Lombard Historical Society. Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.
Bucky Halker was a performer at the 2018 Rudolstadt Musical Festival in Germany, a legendary and long-running world music festival in Germany.
The regional TV station in Mainz did a segment on the festival, which includes Bucky and other performers. Bucky’s pal Michael Kleff, a festival founder, is featured and offers some commentary on the festival and its history.
Here’s link to the piece on youtube:
In June 2018, Bucky Halker performed at the Mölln Folk Festival in Mölln Germany. Opening night was a small gathering of performers and friends at the local folk club. Bucky was part of the cast of performers and here’s a nice story from the regional paper on the festival. The piece is in Germany and there are some nice photos in the “gallery” section. Check it out!
Bucky will be offering up some of his favorite road songs celebrating travel throughout the great State of Illinois. Come out to Vandalia and celebrate the bicentennial. Location TBD. This is a FREE event sponsored by Illinois Humanities.
Bucky is excited to be presenting and performing at Rudolstadt music festival for the first time. He will be participating in a conference on American Protest Music and its effects around the world. Bucky holds a PhD. in American History with an emphasis on labor protest. He has written a book “For Democracy, Workers and God” as well as numerous articles on the subject. Most recently, Bucky contributed to the new anthology “Wobblies of the World” released by Pluto Press in late 2017.
Don’t Want Your Millions
Details have yet to be confirmed, but he will likely be performing and speaking. Also included will be scholars from all over the globe as well as a special appearance by Nora Guthrie. You won’t want to miss this event.
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