Folk music group The Ruckers will give a concert at Heidelberg University at noon, Thursday, Jan. 23. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Brenneman Music Hall.
Husband and wife duo James “Sparky” Rucker and Rhonda Hicks Rucker has been producing folk music that is focused on historical and religious ideas since the late 1980s. Before his musical debut, Sparky was a known social activist in the South who was very involved in the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s. Rhonda practiced medicine in Kentucky before becoming a full-time folk singer with her husband. In 1991, The Ruckers appeared on the Grammy nominated CD, Singing Through the Hard Times and have released 15 albums throughout the years. The Ruckers now travel the country and give educational performances to students in schools and colleges that focus on telling stories of the American tradition.
The Heidelberg University Office of Admissions, the Office of Multicultural Affairs,the Office of Religious Life and The School of Music are sponsoring the concert.