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Bucky is excited to be presenting and performing at Rudolstadt music festival for the first time. He will be participating in a conference on American Protest Music and its effects around the world. Bucky holds a PhD. in American History … Continue reading
Bucky will be traveling across the pond to present a week of lectures and concerts in Mölln, Germany.
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
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
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
The Ghost of Woody Guthrie
CD by Bucky Halker & Andy Dee
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