Friday, Jul 19, 2024 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm



Gary Eller


Kootenai River Days


* Jam Session * 4:30 ~ 5:30pm

** Feature Program ** 5:30 ~ 7:00pm


Join Gary at the Boundary County Museum for a historic journey through the four corners of pre-radio era Idaho, featuring songs and poems by and about its people.

This event will be FREE and FUN!

Following his program, please attend the Kootenai River Days street dance.

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.

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.

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”