“The Way We Worked in Idaho” with regional musical historian, P. Gary Eller at Twin Falls Public Library


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: Twin Falls Public Library, 201 Fourth Ave. E. Twin Falls, ID

Phone: 208-733-2964

Email: tfpl@twinfallspubliclibrary.org

Link: http://www. twinfallspubliclibrary.org

Event Description

Gary Eller will demonstrate historically-based Idaho songs and discuss their historical underpinnings. Through these songs, he will share anecdotes about interesting Idaho individuals, places and events. Eller also will discuss the techniques used to collect, preserve and interpret songs based on Idaho’s heritage. The songs range from somber event ballads to hilarious parodies based on local life at the time the songs were written.

Gary Eller has played American roots music since he grew up in rural West Virginia. Following a thirty year career as a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he retired to Nampa and immediately became deeply involved in Idaho history and music. With funding from the Idaho Humanities Council in 2007 and 2008, he compiled almost 200 historically rooted songs of our region and performs them at many events throughout Idaho. Eller works closely with regional museums and universities to collect, archive, and bring to life through performance and interpretation the wonderful windows into Idaho’s heritage that these songs provide.
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