Artist / Program Description
Bucky Halker is a celebrated performer, songwriter, and author with thirty years on the folk, country, and rock scene; a dozen recordings; and reams of touring, television, film, lecture, radio, and concert credits. Germany's Allegemaine Zietung called him "the living heir to Woody Guthrie. He reaches into his strings and conjures up the passionate fire of John Steinbeck." Folk music publication Dirty Linen dubbed him "incredibly appealing...A great singer" and Switzerland's Country Music said his last CD was "a masterpiece." Halker is well-known for his musical reviews Woody Guthrie and Protest Songs of the Great Depression and American Labor Protest Songs, 1865-1950. At the same time, the Daily Herald called him one of Chicago's best songwriters, one "who lucidly makes the switch from should-be honky tonk classics, to rockers, to bluegrass, to juicy folk blues." Whether it's a program of Guthrie or labor songs, or his songs, and whether he's solo, with mandolin great Don Stiernberg, or with his band, Bucky Halker informs and inspires!