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Al "Doc" Mehl

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I did call Taylor (the wonder dog) "stupid" once or twice.  But he wasn't... far from it...

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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You've heard all the cowboy songs about raisin' beef; maybe it's time for one about eatin' beef.

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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Feelin' sorry for yourself?  Then... "Come on in, and you can bend the barman's ear..."

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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The title song from Al "Doc" Mehl's premiere album of original contemporary western music.  Anyone up for a road trip?

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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The title cut from Doc Mehl's second music CD.  "I'd rather be well than ill... but I'd rather be ill than old..."

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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The doctor made it pretty clear, I was 20 pounds overweight.  That was about 20 pounds ago...

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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Brand New Leather?  It turns out that, here in the West, the word "brand" is a verb.  An action verb...

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Taylor (the wonder dog) jumped up into the passenger seat after a cooling-off in the pond.  And... well...

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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What do you get when you combine the songwriting of Doc Mehl, the washtub bass line of award-winning virtuoso Washtub Jerry, and the seventy voices of the Littleton Chorale?  You get one sweet sound, that's what you get!  "Sweet Barbara Wire" recounts the many soft songs that play in the western wind, as the night becomes the day and the memories begin to fade and reform.  Click "play…" and be transported.  

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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A poignant song about love and loss, take a listen to "Jupiter and Mars," from the album, "Doc & Tub, Live!"  With accompaniment by the 70-voice Littleton Chorale, Doc Mehl's lyrics will transport you into the night, and into a restless sleep under a canopy of stars, a sky that holds a future for us all.

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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You know this song… But you have probably never heard these words.  Doc Mehl spent the better part of two decades living in that great ranching center of Boulder, Colorado.  It was almost enough to make a man turn away from beef, and start eating tofu!  But Doc is back on track, so "Happy Trail Mix to You!"

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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As a child, I played on the stone fenceposts at Granddad's Kansas home.  Guess the memory stuck...

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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From my father, I have learned more than I could ever say... but less than he intended.  

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Knowing how to put up food is a skill that is gradually being lost with every passing generation.

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A spoken word track off of Doc Mehl's newest album, "The Great Divide."  Your life is bound to change when you've come face to face... with a ghost steer.

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A spoken word track off of Doc Mehl's newest album, "The Great Divide."  Drive through the Sand Hills of Nebraska sometime, and you might just think you've been dropped onto a great rolling featherbed of grassland. 

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The spoken word title track off of Doc Mehl's newest album, "The Great Divide."  Robert Frost may have said it best, but Doc adeptly recaptures the spirit of "the road not taken."

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Al "Doc" Mehl

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Doc Mehl had the honor of creating a tribute poem for the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in the fall of 2012.  One of the largest such centers in the United States, CTRC provides a therapeutic horse riding experience for children and adults with special needs, both physical and emotional.  Hear the names of their noble horses and the spirit of the center's good work in this poem performed at CTRC's 2012 fundraiser.  And don't forget to visit www.ctrcinc.org. That's where you can offer your own support for their mission.

Al "Doc" Mehl, Carol Heiden

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Doc Mehl combined forces with Carol Heiden to create this tribute song for the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center's 2014 fundraiser.  The song celebrates three riders at the center, all in their nineties, three gentlemen who joined together to revisit the days of their youth.  "Three Good Men... throwin' dust, and maybe caution, to the wind..."  Learn more about CTRC at the center's website, www.ctrcinc.org.

Al "Doc" Mehl

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It's true!  Doc Mehl's music has been featured on National Public Radio, during the show "Click and Clack, The Car Guys."  The featured song was "Asphalt Cowboy," the show was episode number 200443, and they played almost 15 seconds of the song!  What could ever surpass that honor?  Well... why not a second song on "Click and Clack?"  It could happen.  And this song, "Old Cars, Old Jeans," was even inspired by a woman who called the show one day, lamenting that her husband would never get rid of his old car in the back yard… but then admitting that she could never dispose of the old jeans she had worn over the years.   And with that, a song is born.

Al "Doc" Mehl

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This link is just a little guitar instrumental.  Hear more of the same neatly wedged in between the poems on Al "Doc" Mehl's Poetry albums, "Cowboy Pottery" and "The Great Divide."

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