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Film, Video Bob Fulcher Conversation

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  • Bob Fulcher Conversation


  • Bradley Hanson and Tom Rankin interview Bob Fulcher upon the donation of his collection of music and traditions from the Cumberland Plateau to the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.

Event Date

  • September 19, 2019


  • -  Bradley Hanson is the director of the folklife program at the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville.
  • -  Tom Rankin is director of the master of fine arts program in experimental and documentary arts at Duke University.
  • -  Bob Fulcher is the manager of the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park. He has spent four decades engaged in folklife fieldwork and programming, supporting traditional artists and providing inspirational mentoring to young culture workers. Fulcher started the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project in 1979, initiating cultural fieldwork throughout the park system. In 2000, he launched the Cumberland Trail Heritage Project. Since 2001, he has interpreted regional music as host of "The Cumberland Trail" radio show on WDVX in East Tennessee. He formed Sandrock Recordings in 2011, a music label specializing in traditional music and has released more than two dozen albums of field and historical recordings during his career, with various labels. Fulcher is also a recipient of the 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 22 minutes 19 seconds

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  • video
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  • online text

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