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Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865 to 1965 comes to Macomb

Long before Bruce Springsteen took on the working class struggle, Illinois workers championed their movement in song.  The eight-hour day, higher wages, safer working conditions and union contracts all became subjects for worker bards.  Join Bucky Halker May 5 2017, at … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker – Lecture-Concert – Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Clark “Bucky” Halker will be donning his Ph.D. hat and presenting a lecture-concert for the Goethe University of Frankfurt lecture series “Voices of Dissidence: The History and Transnational Diffusion of American Labor Protest Songs”. Bucky will be focusing on … Continue reading

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CU Folk & Roots Festival

As last minute add-on, Bucky will be showcasing his new CD “Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill” at the festival. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the untimely execution of Joe Hill in Salt Lake City, UT, on … Continue reading

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Ageless Northshore: Bucky Halker in Concert

On the town with Don and Peg:  Bucky Halker Ageless Northshore (November 4, 2009) Last Friday night we saw Bucky Halker at the Skokie Theatre – the program was the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Now, … 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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The Great American Labor Song

Title: The Great American Labor Protest Song Location: Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL Description: Bucky and the Johnsburg 3 (Bucky, Don Stiernberg & Tom Piekarski) are joined by Janet Bean, Bill Brickey,  and Jon Langford for a concert of labor protest … Continue reading

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