Hi Friends! I’d like to take this chance to introduce myself. My name is Marcianne O’Day and I’m your weekly host for The Cumberland Trail radio show on WDVX throughout 2012. For my day job, I work for the show’s originator Bob Fulcher at The Cumberland Trail offices. Bob spends his days (and many of his nights) as a ranger, tirelessly managing the building and maintenance of the 300 miles that will make up the completed trail. I spend my days managing the trail’s audio/visual archives and providing media services. I also have a hand in the forthcoming record-label that will make many of the exclusive and priceless records from these archives available for purchase– so stay tuned for more news on that.
I graduated from East Tennessee State University, where I majored in philosophy, and I have a minor in Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music from ETSU’s famed program. While I was there, I was lucky to be one of the founding members of the ETSU Celtic Band, and I’m one of the players featured on their first album release– A Carrying Stream. I won’t lie, I’m fantastically proud of being a part of that record and feel very fortunate that we got to tour through Scotland and Ireland to support it. These days, I play in the regional Irish traditional music band, Sigean, and with my former ETSU band-mates. I can’t get enough of music, generally-speaking.
I hope you’ll feel free to keep up with me here, and contribute your comments and insight. I’ll be blogging about the happenings of the Cumberland Trail, the artists we play and feature, upcoming Sandrock Recordings, and park music events. I really want this to be an interactive, community experience here, so please feel welcome. Also, if you’re on facebook, I’d love to hear from you there as well. :0)
See ya on the trail!