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The Idaho Songs Project was started in 2006 for the purpose of finding, interpreting and preserving songs written before the radio era (before 1923) about Idaho's early people, places and events. Such songs provide unique glimpses into the culture of early Idaho from the bottom up. To date, more than 200 songs of this type have been document, almost always from archival sources such as university special collections and museums. Thousands of songs that are of less interest to The Project mention "Idaho" but are more recently written than 1923, and generally are so nonspecific they could be about almost any western state. We are constantly on the search for songs of early Idaho that are unknown to us (see Early Idaho Songs Bibliography link below).


Early Idaho Songs of the Month

Early Idaho Songs Bibliography

Recording and Interpretive Booklet Projects


Useful Links


Contact info:

Gary Eller pgaryeller@aol.com


This page was updated on January 28, 2014.