Hear Sparky on NPR's Morning Edition in an interview about the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Sparky and Rhonda's music was also featured for this piece!
See Sparky & Rhonda Rucker's appearance on Knoxville's WVLT-TV in 2018, where they discuss their picture book, Make A Change, published by Pelican Publishing in 2017. The video clip includes a short interview and song segment.
See Sparky & Rhonda Rucker's performance of "Midnight Special" on a cold, icy evening for the Folk Club of Reston-Herndon in Virginia.
See Sparky & Rhonda Rucker's performance of "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the Mystic Seaport Festival in Connecticut.
In this video, Sparky and Rhonda are performing "Shady Grove" on stage at Kentucky Music Weekend in Louisville, KY.
See the following video of Sparky and Rhonda's performance of "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" at the Oak Grove Festival in Virginia. Rhonda plays bones and Sparky plays spoons at the end.
See the following video of Sparky and Rhonda's performance of "Stranger Blues" at the Oak Grove Festival in Virginia.
See the following video of Sparky and Rhonda's performance of "Steady Rollin' Man" at the Oak Grove Festival in Virginia.
See the following video of Sparky and Rhonda's performance of "The Blue & Gray in Black & White" at Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland.
Rhonda's first novel, Swing Low, Sweet Harriet was published by Motes Books in 2013.
Several of Sparky and Rhonda's recordings are sold on this site. Search for Sparky and Rhonda Rucker.
Several of Sparky and Rhonda's recordings are sold on this site. Search for Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Sparky Rucker, or Rhonda Rucker.
A Gentle Wind, Inc.
Sparky has an album on this children's music record label. Sparky & Rhonda's Tremont and Gentle Wind releases are also available through A Gentle Wind.
A mail-order house for music that you can't always get at the local music store. Two of Sparky and Rhonda's recordings are available at Rounder.
Sparky was on the advisory board of this nonprofit organization for many years. Sing Out! magazine has been published since 1950.
Kentucky Educational Television
The instructional video, "Old Music For New Ears," is on this site. Performances not only include Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, but also Odetta, Mike Seeger, John McCutcheon, Jean Ritchie, and others.
Common Ground on the Hill
Sparky and Rhonda have taught music workshops for this traditional music and arts organization at McDaniel College.
Bluemont Concert Series
Located in Virginia, Bluemont often has Sparky and Rhonda perform in the Artist-in-Education program.
Jubilee Community Arts
Jubilee is located in Sparky's hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. This regional cultural center has concerts at the historic Laurel Theater and sponsors artists' residencies in the public schools.
August House Publishers, Inc. More Ready-To-Tell Tales From Around the World, an anthology of stories from many of the nation's top storytellers, is available from August House. Sparky's tale, "Against the Law," is included.