Joey Brackner is the director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a department of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. As director of the Center, he oversees grants programs, research and the production of the weekly “Alabama Arts” public radio program.
Starting in 2013, he has been the host of the Alabama Public Television series “Journey Proud.” His research interests include Alabama folk pottery, traditional graveyard decoration and southern horticultural traditions.
Joey Brackner is a native of Fairfield, Alabama. He received a B. A. in Anthropology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1977 and a M. A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He was Humanities Scholar in Residence at the Birmingham Museum of Art prior to being hired as state folklorist in 1985.