Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Wisconsin, 2-13-63, Vol. 2 at allmusic.com (2009)

Although Bucky Halker is probably more likely to be filed under the folk section than any other, much of the music on Wisconsin 2-13-63, Vol. 2 actually fits better into the folk-rock, roots rock, or Americana categories. On a set … Continue reading

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Review: Wisconsin, 2-13-63, Vol. 1 at CDUniverse.com (2007)

Bucky Halker has nothing like the public profile of Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, or Bob Dylan, but some fans of those artists will probably find much to enjoy in Wisconsin 2.13.63. Certainly his likably straining vocals can’t help but inspire … Continue reading

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Ageless Northshore: Bucky Halker in Concert

On the town with Don and Peg:  Bucky Halker Ageless Northshore (November 4, 2009) Last Friday night we saw Bucky Halker at the Skokie Theatre – the program was the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Now, … Continue reading

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Review: Folksongs of Illinois, Vols. 1-3

Bucky Halker’s emotionally powerful performance of Woody Guthrie’s, “The Dying Miner,” commemorating the Centralia mine disaster of 1947, includes actual words that miners left behind on scraps of paper as their oxygen was running out; Halker’s rich voice portrays their plight in a compassionate interpretation that is realistic, avoiding maudlin excess. Continue reading

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Skokie Theatre: Allan Curtis

Of all the artists I book here at the Skokie Theatre, Bucky Halker is my personal favorite.  His Tribute to Woody Guthrie is something I look forward to every year and Bucky captures Woody’s spirit better than anyone else.  Bucky’s … Continue reading

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Review: Wisconsin Vol 2

Chi ha apprezzato il Volume 1, vada sul sicuro questo è anche meglio, per gli altri consiglio vivamente di procurarseli entrambi, Wisconsin 2 è un grande disco, in questo caso le US highways 2.13.63 rappresentano le strade che portano agli incroci del cuore.
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Wisconsin, 2-13-63, volume 2

BIG NEWS: Wisconsin, 2-13-63, volume 2 was released in late 2008-early 2009. To order volume 1 or 2 and Bucky’s other recordings, go to www.cdbaby.com For more info, just check out the reviews below or roam this website! OTHER IMPORTANT … Continue reading

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Pioneer Press (Chicago) – 4/24/08

Woody’s legend lives Bucky Halker is too tall — and too healthy — to appear as Woody Guthrie while presenting his acclaimed touring tribute show. “I do the show as a musical tribute, I don’t do the first person thing. … Continue reading

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NEW REVIEW, Mik Davis-WUSM, Hattiesburg, MS

September 26, 2007 The magic of the singer/songwriter is always the songs. On Wisconsin 2.13.63, Bucky Halker displays a penchant for not only writing great songs and hooks but using a myriad of different styles to compass the broad scope … Continue reading

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Fufkin.com Review of “Folksongs of Illinois, Vols. 1 & 2”, August 2007

Various Artists — Folksongs Of Illinois #1 and #2 (Illinois Humanities Council): This ambitious project, spearheaded by folk singer Bucky Halker, attempts to compile the rich musical history of Illinois, which, thanks to its blend of agriculture and the commerce … Continue reading

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