The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico

The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico

When: July 12, 2019

From: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

NM History Museum

Please join James Keller, writer, lecturer, and curator of the museum’s exhibit titled “The Land That Enchants Me So” for a talk on Elizabeth Garrett (1885-1947), the daughter of Sheriff Pat Garrett, of famously killed Billy the Kid. Ms. Garrett was a remarkable figure in New Mexico’s musical history, an accomplished singer, pianist, and composer and is most remembered for writing the official state song, “O, Fair New Mexico.” Several years ago, James Keller unearthed and acquired the only known recording of Elizabeth Garrett, which she made in 1924. We will look at her remarkable career and her talents as a venerated figure in New Mexico’s cultural landscape. As a part of this lecture, Keller will offer the first modern hearing of the “B-side” of that record, on which Garrett performs another of her songs, “Señorita.”

Free auditorium event with limited seating-bottled water only please