Newly transplanted from Colorado to Black Diamond, Alberta, Al “Doc” Mehl traces his family roots to central Kansas, where his grandfather raised six children on the family homestead.

With one foot in the past and one in the present, Doc weaves the history and the mystery of the West into his original “west-clectic” poetry and music.

Doc Mehl’s poems and musical lyrics have been featured on the website, and his poems have been published in “Rattle” magazine.

Doc Mehl’s spoken-word album “The Great Divide” was named “Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year” by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.  In the words of songwriter Jon Chandler, “Listening to Doc is like having Lyle Lovett in one ear… and Tommy Smothers in the other!”  Find Doc on the web at

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