Global Notes: Local compilation redefines folk

May 18, 2011

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(Jim Newberry)
Chicago musician Bucky Halker has produced a four-CD series on Illinois folk music.

Chicagoan Bucky Halker thinks there’s more to American folk music than Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. That’s why his new compilation, Folk Songs of Illinois #4, features everything from local spins on traditional Chinese music and Native American drumming to polka and klezmer. He discusses his latest effort with Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia.

 

 

 

 

Track list:

HenanFolk Tune – Betti Xiang

Balad El Mahbub – Duzan Ensemble

El Corrido de Texas – Silvano Ramos & Daniel Ramirez

Jodler Landler – Moser Brothers

Dzelem Dzelem – T-Rroma