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Bucky Halker, Folksongs of Illinois at Bishop Hill

Bucky will be serving up folksongs from Illinois in this Road Scholars Program at one of his favorite venues, Bishop Hill.  Come out and walk the historic square of this hidden gem and listen to some great folksongs and discover … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Presents Rebel Voices

Bucky will be presenting a solo performance of American Protest Songs.  Rebel Voices includes music from IWW Icon Joe Hill, Depression Era spokesman Woody Guthrie and how their influence brought forth the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.  In … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker presenting at the World Record Symposium

Bucky will be performing and speaking at this important event.  Check back here for details and updates as they become available.

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Bucky Halker, a Road Scholar performance, at Montgomery Village Hall

Bucky Halker will be presenting the Folksongs of Illinois program at Montgomery Village Hall as part of its monthly senior’s program.  You will hear folksongs from all over the Midwest, some still popular today and some forgotten gems.  This FREE … Continue reading

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The Bucky Halker Trio, featuring: Don Stiernberg and John Abbey

Bucky and the boys (Don and John) will be playing for the craft food benefit at Arlington Heights Historical Museum.  Join us for a good cause, some great local artisanal delights and of course, some wonderful local musicianship. FEATURING CRAFT … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Live on Heartland Radio

Join me February 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. for a fund raiser for a wonderful, local radio broadcast Heartland Radio, in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.  This year the event will be at the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood.  Come out … 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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