Tag Archives: folksongs of Illinois

Bucky Halker in Elgin, IL

Bucky will be playing at the Elgin Museum event at the Grand Victoria Casino.  He will be presenting his brand of Folksongs of Illinois for the Elgin Museum fundraising event. Come out for a good cause and to say hello.

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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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Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln, Lombard, IL

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Lombard Historical Society.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Bucky Halker, Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Road Scholar event in Wyanet

Illinois has rich and diverse folk music traditions that remain underrecognized by both specialists and the general public.  From the beginning of Illinois statehood through the folk revival that swept the nation and state in the 1950s, the many people … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker: I Need to Make a Dollar, Protest Songs of Illinois Workers 1865-1970, Tuscola, IL

No sooner had the gun barrels cooled from the Civil War than the nation’s burgeoning industrial workforce began to seek redress for a growing list of economic and political grievances.  Illinois played a central role in that development as its … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker presents Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Bishop Hill, IL

Illinois has rich and diverse folk music traditions that remain underrecognized by both specialists and the general public.  From the beginning of Illinois statehood through the folk revival that swept the nation and state in the 1950s, the many people … Continue reading

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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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Bucky Halker, “Ain’t Got a Dollar”, a Road Scholar Event at Watseka Public Library

Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois Show at the Watseka Public Library, Watseka, IL.  Come hear some great folksongs from Illinois and commentary about how the songs came to be.  This FREE event is underwritten by a grant … 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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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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