Interview With Bobby Fulcher, Tennessee State Parks Folklife Program

April 12, 2018

For the past 40 years our guest Bobby Fulcher has been involved in a quest to seek out and document the wonderful elements of Tennessee Folk Culture.  He initiated the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Program in 1979 and continues today to explore and to promote the music and  ways of life of the authentic Tennessee.  Today, Bobby is the Park Manager of The Cumberland Trail State Park, leading the development and management of a scenic trail which extends from the the Southern border of Tennessee at Signal Mountain , to the Northern terminus at Cumberland Gap.  We talk with Bobby about the history of the State Parks Folklife Program  with special attention to an upcoming benefit  concert, with musical artists with their  roots in The Cumberland Plateau.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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