Chicago folk singer, songwriter, rocker, and labor historian Bucky Halker celebrates the release of his new CD: Anywhere But Utah: Songs Of Joe Hill. This new album offers Bucky‘s fresh and varied take on 16 songs by martyred IWW labor songster Joe Hill.
Songs Of Joe Hill includes Joe Hill classics as well as four previously unrecorded Hill songs, with original music by Halker. Guest artists on the album include Jon Langford, Cathy Richardson, Big Shoulders Brass Band, Brother John Kattke, Don Stiernberg, St Paul Swedish Men’s Choir, Sue Demel and more.
A board member of the Woody Guthrie Foundation, Halker has also been the recipient of a fellowship from the Library of Congress.Through his Company Of Folk organization, Bucky has produced five volumes of Folksongs Of Illinois.
Joining Bucky Halker at the Filament Theatre on Nov 18 will be special guests Big Shoulders Brass Band and bassist John Abbey.