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Eller Will Perform

By Staff | Jul 28, 2009

Gary Eller

Gary Eller will be performing along with Scott Knickerbocker for an evening of fun and entertainment at the New Martinsville United Methodist Church’s Outdoor Chapel Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. A few years ago Eller recorded a special project entitled “Appalachian Sons” with 15 original songs relating to roots in Appalachia, some with local interest such as “Slim Chance Hill”, “The Auction”, and “Palestine Church”.

Eller, a native of Proctor, has always had a love for music and played in various bands. Before retiring to Idaho in 2004, he enjoyed a 30-year career in nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He writes, sings, and plays guitar, five-string banjo, and bass. Eller is now living in Pickles Butte, Idaho, and is a member of the country swing duet, “Frozen Dogs”. He collects pre radio era songs of Idaho and performs them throughout the state as a member of the Idaho Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau.

Knickerbocker is a Professor of English and Environmental Studies at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. One of his interests is environmental country songs. He enjoys playing old-time mountain music along with traditional country and blues on guitar, banjo, and fiddle.

Enjoy a southwest Idaho duo that specializes in Americana music, performed with a unique bluegrass, folk, and country flavor. Attendees will hear a combo of original, true story, local based Appalachian songs, some Idaho history and color, and some gospel music. There will also be refreshments, so bring your lawn chairs and don’t miss out on the fun! There is no charge for the concert but a free will offering will be taken to help defray their expenses.

For additional information call Fred or Trish Eller, 304-455-4852.