Catherine Oppenheimer Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Lee Berk Award, Catherine Oppenheimer, a former professional dancer with the New York City Ballet, has provided opportunities for talented young musicians throughout the state to receive top-quality music education.
Bill and Bonnie Hearne ~ Santa Fe Recipients of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Bill and Bonnie Hearne became an institution in New Mexico’s musical landscape beginning in 1979, with their unique blend of Southwest Americana, bluegrass,
Arlen Asher ~ Albuquerque Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Arlen Asher is one of New Mexico’s long-standing jazz luminaries. Born in 1929 in a small farming community in Missouri, Asher moved to Albuquerque in
Fernando Cellicion ~ Zuni Pueblo When he was asked as a student at Zuni Elementary School in the late ’60s to write an essay about what he wanted to be when he grew up, Fernando Cellicion didn’t really have to
Bayou Seco ~ Silver City Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Award in music, Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, known the world over as Bayou Seco, are not only extraordinary performers but they are ambassadors of New Mexico music. They
The song, “Taos, New Mexico” was written and performed by Waylon Jennings. It appeared on his 1967 album titlted, “Love of the Common People”. “Taos, New Mexico” To Taos pueblo out in New Mexico. One night my weary feet did