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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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New Review: Passion, Politics, Love (Summer 2007)

A new 2007 review of Bucky’s 1997 release, PASSION, POLITICS, LOVE, from Allmusic.com Bucky Halker’s Passion Politics Love is a rootsy, alternately rocking and stripped-down effort. The album calls to mind the mid-’90s creative fury of a post-heroin Steve Earle, … Continue reading

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Daily Press (Ashland, WI) 7/10/07

Ashland native releases Illinois folk song collection Bucky Halker completes five-year Humanities project By RICK OLIVO The Daily Press Friday, July 20th, 2007 09:38:15 AM Coming up with a three-CD set purporting to distill the tremendously rich and complex folk … Continue reading

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English Translation of Belgian/Dutch Review, June/July 2007

As a music lover, I find that I had a blind spot as I had never heard of the Bucky Halker or his music. This appears to be his seventh solo album. Wisconsin 2.13.63 is a jewel of an album … Continue reading

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Belgian/Dutch Review, June/July 2007

From MazzMusikaS, Marc Nolis – Editor/Owner, Review by Holly Moors, Deurne, Belgium (2007) Als muziekliefhebber blijk je meer blinde vlekken te hebben dan je zou willen. Dit blijkt namelijk al de zevende soloplaat van Bucky Halker (foto ? Juana Ryan) … Continue reading

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German Review – Folker, May 2006

BUCKY HALKER Wisconsin 2.13.63 Der Titel der CD k�nnte auf den ersten Blick auf ein Datum verweisen: den 13. Februar 1963. Doch er geht vielmehr auf ein Photo zurück, das Bucky Halker als Achtj�hriger in der Zeitung gesehen hatte. Es … Continue reading

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