Friday, Jul 19, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Coming Back to Bonners Ferry


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Gary Eller will be returning to Bonners Ferry for a program from his Idaho Songs Project on Friday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Boundary County Museum.   Gary has played American roots music since childhood. He was born and raised in West Virginia, having lived most of his life in the American West. After a lengthy career in nuclear science and engineering at Lost Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he retired to Pickles Butte near Nampa, Idaho in 2004.

is the title of this year’s celebration in song of historical personalities of notable early Idaho women. Featured will be May Arkwright Hutton, a force in the Coeur d’Alene Valley (and Spokane, WA), Mira Persons, a school teacher at Hope, ID who wrote a song entitled, “What’s the Matter with Ol’ Lake Ponderay?,” as well as other colorful women from throughout Idaho.

Gary is no stranger to Bonners Ferry, having performed “Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho,” “Strong Women of Early Idaho,”  “Work Songs of Early Idaho,” and last year’s “Songs and Poems, of the Early Idaho Panhandle Region.”

Gary loves a good ole jam session, following his program, so all in attendance are invited to bring a favored instrument and share in some fine sing-along-time.

Refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored, free of charge, by the Boundary County Historical Society and the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.

Below are links to Gary’s earlier visits to the Museum:

Gary Eller – Idaho Songs Project – October 5th, 2017

Gary Eller – “Song Swap” at the Museum – September 26th, 2008

Gary Eller – “Gary Eller on the Early Idaho Panhandle – May 6th, 2023


Gary Eller “Idaho Songs Project”