Changing the World One Song at a Time: Songs of Work and Struggle
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Writers and Performers more information...
Cosponsored by Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives
James "Sparky" Rucker has been singing and telling stories about African American history for over forty years. He plays guitar, banjo, and spoons, and has released fourteen recordings. Rhonda Hicks Rucker plays blues harmonica, piano, banjo, and bones.
The Rucker's performing credits include the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the International Storytelling Center as well as NPR's On Point. Their recording, Treasures & Tears, was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award, and their music is included on the Grammy-nominated anthology, Singing Through the Hard Times (adapted from http://www.sparkyandrhonda.com).