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Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln comes to Bloomington, IL

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Luther Oaks , Bloomington, IL.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Bucky Halker presenting at Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

Bucky will be offering up some of his favorite road songs celebrating travel throughout the great State of Illinois.  Come out to Vandalia and celebrate the bicentennial.  Location TBD.  This is a FREE event sponsored by Illinois Humanities.

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Bucky Joins Kevin Kelly Live on WILL-FM, Urbana-Champaign, IL November 18, 2010

Here’s a chance to hear Bucky live with host Kevin Kelly on WILL-FM Radio in Urbana-Champaign on the campus of the University of Illinois. Bucky plays some tunes and talks with Kevin about folksongs in Illinois, Woody Guthrie, and the … Continue reading

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Review: Folksongs of Illinois, Vols. 1-3

Bucky Halker’s emotionally powerful performance of Woody Guthrie’s, “The Dying Miner,” commemorating the Centralia mine disaster of 1947, includes actual words that miners left behind on scraps of paper as their oxygen was running out; Halker’s rich voice portrays their plight in a compassionate interpretation that is realistic, avoiding maudlin excess. Continue reading

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