With support from an all-star cast of performers, including BS Brass, John Abbey, Andy Dee, John Kattke, Cathy Richardson, Sue Demel, the St. Paul Swedish Choir, Don Stiernberg and many more, Bucky Halker has released Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill. Joe Hill (1879-1915) was a martyred labor songwriter who penned classics such as “Preacher and the Slave,” “Scissor Bill,” “The Rebel Girl,” and “It’s a Long Way Down to the Soupline.” Halker’s CD features these and many more Hill songs, some of which had never been recorded before. Brass band, blues, folk, and Tin Pan Alley all find a place on this important recording, one that offers a fitting musical tribute to Hill.
The CD, released in the summer of 2015, was partially funded by grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Swedish Council of America.
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