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Bucky Halker presenting at the World Record Symposium

Bucky will be presenting research and performing the songs of Joe Hill at this important event.  

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Bucky Halker brings Joe Hill to Bishop Hill, IL

Bucky Halker is excited to announce he will be playing for the opening of the Joe Hill Exhibit at Bishop Hill on June 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Steeple Building.  In 2015, Bucky recorded a CD of Joe … Continue reading

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It’s an early May Day with Bucky Halker In Marion!

Hello Southern Illinois.  Let’s celebrate May Day in style.  Chicago labor troubadour Bucky Halker will perform a free concert at 6:00 Saturday evening, April 29, at the Laborer’s Local 773 Hall, 5102 Ed Smith Way, in Marion (across from the airport). Halker has … 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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Bucky Halker in Deutschland

Bucky has been invited to be guest professor for a semester at the University of Oldenburg, in Oldenburg, Germany.  He will be out of the country from March 19-September 8, 2016.  Watch this site for any concert dates during his … Continue reading

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Solidarity Forever Concert

Bucky will be performing his brand of labor music from Joe Hill to Woody Guthrie and beyond.

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Bucky Halker Channeling Woody Guthrie in Latest CD

The Ghost of Woody Guthrie
CD by Bucky Halker & Andy Dee
www.buckyhalker.com

Reviewed by Mike Matejka, Grand Prairie Union News, Bloomington, Illinois
Also appears in Fox Valley Labor News, August 9, 2012

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-1967) is an American musical genius few people know, outside of leftists and folkies, but we sing his songs.

Yet just gather some Americans and start to sing “This Land is Your Land” and everyone knows to join in, “this land was made for you and me.” But few people know the itinerant Oklahoman who wrote that patriotic anthem that celebrated the land and the people, not armies or “bombs bursting in air.”

A second grader in Ashland, Wisconsin, Clark Halker, learned “This Land.” It stuck with him; Clark Halker eventually became “Bucky” Halker, a talented musician, comfortable with folk, country, rock and roll or the blues. No matter where Bucky traveled musically, scrawny old Woody kept showing up. Halker learned he and Woody had a lot in common: working class politics, music, women and the open road. Continue reading

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