Tag Archives: Woody Guthrie

Bucky Halker: Illinois Times, September 15, 2017

“Bucky is an amazing guy with a list 16 miles long of all the cool and important work he’s done in digging into folk music, especially in the field of Woody Guthrie and also in songs relating to labor and … Continue reading

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Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker: Music at the Museum series

Bucky will be playing as part of the October Music at the Museum series October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Illinois Labor tunes and a few of his own tunes.   … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker brings “Rebel Voices” to the Town and Country Public Library, Elburn, IL

Bucky brings his show “Rebel Voices:  Protest Songs of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen” to the Town and Country Public Library, located at 320 East North Street, Elburn,  IL.  Music and historical commentary and probably a few sing-a-longs. … 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 and Lil’ Rev at the Anodyne Coffee House

Bucky and Lil’ Rev (Milwaukee) will be delighting midday audiences with their special brand of acoustic material from original tunes to Woody Guthrie to Joe Hill and other workin’ folks songs as well as some Yiddish material.  Come out to … Continue reading

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An Evening with Bucky Halker and Al Rose

Come on out and hear Bucky and Al Rose at the Filament Theatre in Chicago.  One night only before Bucky flies away across the big pond to play professor for 6 months.  Bucky will be joined by Don Stiernberg on … Continue reading

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American Songs of Protest

Bucky will be performing songs of labor and protest from Joe Hill to Woody Guthrie and beyond.  Come join in the fun.

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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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Marjorie Dear, Schrottgalerie, Glonn, Germany

Marjorie Dear, Schrottgalerie, Glonn, Germany – Bucky Halker 2012

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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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