Our work consists of multiple activities.


The Idaho Songs Project

The mission of this project is to find, interpret and preserve songs written before the radio era (before 1923) about early Idaho's people, places and events. The project is led by Gary Eller.


Chicken Dinner Road

Chicken Dinner Road is a contemporary bluegrass band based in the Treasure Valley of Southwest Idaho. Gary Eller is the banjo player.



In addition to playing banjo in Chicken Dinner Road and his solo Idaho Songs gigs, Gary gets involved in all kinds of other banjo-related stuff. Current projects include the following:

Bluegrass banjo camp at Weiser, May 2-4, 2014


Banjo contest at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest at Weiser

June 14-15, 2014


The Banjo in America concert by Bill Evans at Weiser at 7pm on Saturday May 3, 2014

$10 admission. To be held at the historic Slocum Hall auditorium at the home of the famous National Old Time Fiddle Contest. Sets also will be played by popular southern Idaho bands Chicken Dinner Road and Possum Livin'. Details at

http://www.fiddlecontest.com .

For information on this solo program by world class banjoist, author, educator and composer Bill Evans, see







The Frozen Dogs

Gary Eller also plays guitar and sings in the Frozen Dogs acoustic duet.




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