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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, 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, 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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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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