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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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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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Bucky Halker Presents Rebel Voices

Bucky will be presenting a solo performance of American Protest Songs.  Rebel Voices includes music from IWW Icon Joe Hill, Depression Era spokesman Woody Guthrie and how their influence brought forth the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.  In … Continue reading

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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, 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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Bucky Halker Live on Heartland Radio

Join me February 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. for a fund raiser for a wonderful, local radio broadcast Heartland Radio, in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.  This year the event will be at the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood.  Come out … 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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Skokie Theatre: Allan Curtis

Of all the artists I book here at the Skokie Theatre, Bucky Halker is my personal favorite.  His Tribute to Woody Guthrie is something I look forward to every year and Bucky captures Woody’s spirit better than anyone else.  Bucky’s … 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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