A troubadour comes to Galisteo
The charm of living in Galisteo so inspired Burl Ives, one of America’s most famous folk singers, that he composed a sweet ode to the sleepy little village. The story behind how Ives came to live briefly in Northern New Mexico in the late 1960s involves an American movie producer, a Swedish film director, a British movie mogul, and a young governor who wanted filmmakers to come to his state. Jean Cocteau Cinema screens The McMasters, the Western filmed entirely in New Mexico that brought Ives here in the first place, on Sunday, June 18. On the cover is an AP photo of the singer and his Martin guitar in Hollywood on Nov. 27, 1947.