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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rudolstadt Music Festival 2018 (Rudolstadt, Germany)

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 … Continue reading

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Mölln Festival 2018 (Mölln Germany)

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 … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker presenting at Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker: Illinois Times, September 15, 2017

“Bucky is an amazing guy with a list 16 miles long of all the cool and important work he’s done in digging into folk music, especially in the field of Woody Guthrie and also in songs relating to labor and … Continue reading

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Wobblies of the World with Bucky Halker

Join Bucky November 10, 2017, for the kick of the new book “Wobblies of the World” (Pluto Press) at the In These Times offices, 2040 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL, hosted by Book Editor:  Peter Cole and In These Times.  Bucky … Continue reading

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Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker: Music at the Museum series

Bucky will be playing as part of the October Music at the Museum series October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Illinois Labor tunes and a few of his own tunes.   … Continue reading

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