Past Event

Booth Shot Lincoln: Illinois Historical Folksongs of Death and Disaster

A Road Scholar Program by Bucky Halker

llinois has a rich tradition of folksongs related to death and disaster in the state. Tornados, murders, hangings, floods, shipwrecks, gang violence, assassinations, fires, and train wrecks all claimed victims in song. Bucky Halker’s new CD, Caskets in the Cornfields, features his renditions of some of these songs and was based on his research about this important material. Join Bucky for a performance and commentary on these "lively" Prairie State songs and their history.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sandra D. Pointon, 630.257.6541.