ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the 31st time, the city has released a list of creative people and organizations that have had a significant impact on the community, with local musician Frank McCulloch taking the top award.
The Creative Bravos Awards were resurrected by the city last year after the nonprofit group that gave them out each year dissolved. McCulloch will receive the Legacy Award for his more than 60 years in the folk music scene. The native New Mexican grew up hearing folk music in the state and Mexico and started playing in the 1950s. He has recorded dozens of songs and taught high school art for 30 years. He’s also known as a landscape painter.
Shelle Sanchez, director of the city’s Cultural Services Department, said the award ceremony was on hiatus for several years when the city decided to take over the decades-old tradition.