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Bucky Halker: Illinois Times, September 15, 2017

“Bucky is an amazing guy with a list 16 miles long of all the cool and important work he’s done in digging into folk music, especially in the field of Woody Guthrie and also in songs relating to labor and … Continue reading

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Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker: Music at the Museum series

Bucky will be playing as part of the October Music at the Museum series October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Illinois Labor tunes and a few of his own tunes.   … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker – Appearing at book launch party for Maud Macrory Powell’s “City of Grit and Gold”

Bucky is pleased to support and be appearing at the book launch event for the children’s novel City of Grit and Gold, a fictional account of a young immigrant girl’s perspective on the Haymarket event of 1886 in Chicago.  The event … Continue reading

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Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865 to 1965 comes to Macomb

Long before Bruce Springsteen took on the working class struggle, Illinois workers championed their movement in song.  The eight-hour day, higher wages, safer working conditions and union contracts all became subjects for worker bards.  Join Bucky Halker May 5 2017, at … Continue reading

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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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