BAD ASSES AND DISASTERS OF EARLY IDAHO
SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BUT WEREN'T
We expect to issue the CD/interpretive booklet in late winter 2014.
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Click on the links below to hear tracks from the Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho project.
Phantom Mule Train
This song about the murder of a Californio muleteer near Boise in 1870 and its ghostly aftermath was written and sung by Gary Eller, with accompaniment by Chicken Dinner Road.
Ballad of Alton Grimsley
Talented cowboy singer/songwriter/poet Wayne Nelson of American Falls wrote and performed this song about the massacre of about 300 Native American men, women and children by the U. S. Army in January, 1863. The Indians were in their traditional winter camp at the time. The massacre was the greatest single loss of Native American life in battle in the American West.
John Larsen of Givens Hot Springs wrote this event ballad about the Bannock War of 1898. Chief Buffalo Horn was killed near South Mountain in the Owyhee Mountains during the summer of hostilities. John (lead vocals, guitar) was accompanied on this recording by Gary Eller (harmony vocals), Jason Homey (banjo) and Ryan Blizzard (bass).
This page was updated on December 21, 2013. Copyright 2013 Slim Chance Music.