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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

Bucky will be offering some of his favorite road songs about traversing the great State of Illinois in recognition of its Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia.  Check back for location details.  This is a FREE event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities. … Continue reading

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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 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 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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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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