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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 celebrates Studs Terkel

This just in-Bucky will be performing at the Hideout, Chicago, IL, with a cast of characters to celebrate Studs Terkel and his contributions to Chicago art, labor and culture.  Bucky will be playing some Studs Terkel favorites, including Joe Hill … Continue reading

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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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May Day in Chicago

Come out May 1st and celebrate the International Worker’s holiday in Chicago, IL, at the place where it all began, Haymarket Square, Chicago.  Join Bucky and some friends at the monument located on Des Plaines and Randolph, about 2:30.  Check … Continue reading

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The Origins of International Labor Day, with Bucky Halker

Please join Bucky and the Illinois Labor History Society to celebrate and learn about the origins of International Labor Day at Purdue University, Hammond, IN.  You will hear music and commentary from Bucky as well as representatives from Purdue University’s … 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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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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