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August 2021

Workers Unite! The Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (1879 – 1915)

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Bishop Hill Heritage Association Bishop Hill, IL + Google Map
FREE

Join musician and historian Bucky Halker for a musical journey through the songs of legendary labor songster and martyr Joe Hill (1879-1915). Born in Gävle, Sweden, Hill migrated to the US at the turn of the century, became deeply involved in the struggle for worker rights and unions, and put his musical skills to work for the cause. He was executed by firing squad in 2015 in Salt Lake City for the murder of a small shopkeeper, a charge without…

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September 2021

This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Woody Guthrie

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Highland Park Historical Museum Highland Park, IL + Google Map
Free

Bucky Halker sings the songs of legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie in beautiful Highland Park, IL. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, "This Land Is Your Land" features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger…

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September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Carol Stream Historical Society Carol Stream, IL + Google Map
FREE

Join Bucky in Carol Stream, IL for a free musical program with commentary on Woody Guthrie. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land” features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a…

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October 2021

This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Woody Guthrie

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Bishop Hill Heritage Association Bishop Hill, IL + Google Map
Free

Visit historic Bishop Hill, IL and hear Bucky Halker sing the songs of Woody Guthrie! A free event too! Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, "This Land Is Your Land" features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his…

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