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It’s an early May Day with Bucky Halker In Marion!

Hello Southern Illinois.  Let’s celebrate May Day in style.  Chicago labor troubadour Bucky Halker will perform a free concert at 6:00 Saturday evening, April 29, at the Laborer’s Local 773 Hall, 5102 Ed Smith Way, in Marion (across from the airport). Halker has … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Appearing at Santori Library of Aurora

Bucky brings his show “Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs 1865-1965” to the Santori Library, located at 101 South River Street, Aurora, IL. Music and historical commentary and probably a few sing-a-longs. This event is free and … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker – Lecture-Concert – Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Clark “Bucky” Halker will be donning his Ph.D. hat and presenting a lecture-concert for the Goethe University of Frankfurt lecture series “Voices of Dissidence: The History and Transnational Diffusion of American Labor Protest Songs”. Bucky will be focusing on … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker and Lil’ Rev at the Anodyne Coffee House

Bucky and Lil’ Rev (Milwaukee) will be delighting midday audiences with their special brand of acoustic material from original tunes to Woody Guthrie to Joe Hill and other workin’ folks songs as well as some Yiddish material.  Come out to … Continue reading

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An Evening with Bucky Halker and Al Rose

Come on out and hear Bucky and Al Rose at the Filament Theatre in Chicago.  One night only before Bucky flies away across the big pond to play professor for 6 months.  Bucky will be joined by Don Stiernberg on … Continue reading

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American Songs of Protest

Bucky will be performing songs of labor and protest from Joe Hill to Woody Guthrie and beyond.  Come join in the fun.

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Marjorie Dear, Schrottgalerie, Glonn, Germany

Marjorie Dear, Schrottgalerie, Glonn, Germany – Bucky Halker 2012

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Bucky Halker Channeling Woody Guthrie in Latest CD

The Ghost of Woody Guthrie
CD by Bucky Halker & Andy Dee
www.buckyhalker.com

Reviewed by Mike Matejka, Grand Prairie Union News, Bloomington, Illinois
Also appears in Fox Valley Labor News, August 9, 2012

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-1967) is an American musical genius few people know, outside of leftists and folkies, but we sing his songs.

Yet just gather some Americans and start to sing “This Land is Your Land” and everyone knows to join in, “this land was made for you and me.” But few people know the itinerant Oklahoman who wrote that patriotic anthem that celebrated the land and the people, not armies or “bombs bursting in air.”

A second grader in Ashland, Wisconsin, Clark Halker, learned “This Land.” It stuck with him; Clark Halker eventually became “Bucky” Halker, a talented musician, comfortable with folk, country, rock and roll or the blues. No matter where Bucky traveled musically, scrawny old Woody kept showing up. Halker learned he and Woody had a lot in common: working class politics, music, women and the open road. Continue reading

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Folksongs of Illinois CD #5

DATE: April 25, 2012 CONTACT: Bucky Halker, 773-275-4959 Company of Folk Receives NEA Art Works Grant for Folksongs of Illinois CD #5 Grant part of NEA announcement of 788 Art Works grants and $24.81 million in funding nationwide [Chicago]— National … Continue reading

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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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