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Singer/songwriter Eller to present ‘Historically Based Songs of Southern Idaho’

Posted February 28, 2008

Singer/Songwriter Gary Eller of Nampa, Idaho to give presentation on “Historically Based Songs of Southern Idaho” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building Salmon River Room.

Eller’s presentation will feature fellow musician and Idaho Falls elementary school principal, Marv Quinton, who has played American roots music in several southern Idaho bands. Eller and Quinton will invite audience members to share songs; so audience members are encouraged to bring their songs and instruments.

Under a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, Eller has collected about 1000 songs, 200 of which are historically based and 100 predate 1910. The songs are entertaining and provide insight of local culture at the time they were written.

This presentation is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council and the ISU American Studies Program, History Department and the Department of English and Philosophy. Admission is free to the public.

For more information regarding Eller’s presentation, contact Jennifer Attebery at 282-2531 or Kevin Marsh at 282-2877.