THE PRESS KIT - EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED... 

Doc Mehl is pleased to provide you with Press Kit Materials for your upcoming event. Just click, grab, and copy the information you need. Happy to oblige!     Stage Introduction:  
Doc Mehl's last name is pronounced with a silent "H" - Like Mel. Mel Tillis. Mel Torme. Mel Gibson.  You get the drift.  And, for stage introductions, Doc pretty much prefers that you just ignore the first name that appears on his birth certificate.  Oh, there's nothing wrong with the name "Al."  But folks mostly justRead more

Tuesdays with Garth… A Tip of the Hat! 

Today marks the final episode of Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  Months ago when I gave Garth Brooks permission to perform a few of my poems on stage… we both knew that someday our string of wildly successful recitations would finally come to an end.  Here’s a tip of the hat to you, good reader… and a tip of the hat to Garth Brooks.  Thanks, buddy.  These photos show Garth and I performing our finale… “Ode to Rhymin’.”  Garth… I am forever in your debt.  Happy trails!   Ode to Rhymin’  Read more

Just Around the Corner… The Grand Finale, Tuesdays with Garth! 

"They say that all good things must end, sometime… Autumn leaves must fall."  And so it is with "Tuesdays with Garth."  If today is a Monday, then tomorrow must be a Tuesday.  But not just any Tuesday.  Tomorrow is the final installment of "Tuesdays with Garth."  Kind of brings a tear to your eye, wouldn't you say.  But don't worry, Doc and Garth will be back together someday.  (Probably on a public television fund-raising show in about 30 years.)  Tune in tomorrow for one more trip down memory lane.  

Tuesdays with Garth… A Tale of Romance 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  When I gave Garth Brooks permission to recite some of my poems on stage… I had no idea how much we would both learn from each other.  These photos show Garth and I both performing “Nights in Español.”  So good Garth.  You’re a natural.    Nights in Español Copyright 9-2014     Al “Doc” Mehl                                                                                                                      My old pardner says I’m crazy…and my pard isRead more

Tuesdays with Garth... We're Goin' Green! 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  Since the time I first gave Garth Brooks permission to perform my poems on stage… we have come to share ideas about this good life and about this good earth.  Maybe that’s why Garth wanted to add this poem to his show.  These photos show Garth and me each reciting “Beetle-Kill” on stage.  Garth, we’re goin’ green together, good buddy.  Who knows, maybe soon we’ll both be vegetarian!  (And maybe not…)   Beetle-Kill                                     Read more

Tuesdays with Garth… A Poem for Your Inner "Bandito" 

 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  By now you already know, I gave Garth Brooks permission to perform a few of my poems on stage… and, turns out… he’s a natural!  These photos show Garth and me both performing “Bandito.”  It’s a long poem, but Garth nailed every line!  Perfection!  Nice, Garth. 

 

Bandito   

Copyright 9-2013     Al “Doc” Mehl

 

“Eh, bandito,” said the barkeep.  Two eyes turned at him to look,

Moustache whiskers wet with whiskey, nose half-buried in a book.

“Si,

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Tuesdays with Garth… A Tribute to Mother 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  When I first gave Garth Brooks permission to perform my poems on stage… I maybe didn’t realize that it would strengthen our bond of brotherhood.  I love you, man.  These photos show Garth and me both performing… “My Mother is Dysfunctional.”  (It’s a metaphor, Garth… don’t worry, our mothers will understand.)  

 

My Mother is Dysfunctional                   

Copyright 10-2015     Al “Doc” Mehl

 

My Mother is dysfunctional; she’s fickle; she’s

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Tuesdays with Garth… It Puts the "Two" in "Tuesday." 

 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  As you know by now, I gave Garth Brooks permission to recite some of my poems on stage… and I’m glad I did.  These photos show Garth and me both performing a poem dedicated to the riders and staff at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center… “I Am Your Horse.”  Garth, you nailed it.  

 

I Am Your Horse

Copyright 7-2012     Al “Doc” Mehl                

 

You’re known as “Pigtails,” or you’re “Smiley,” or you’re “Cool-Man-Rough-and-Tough;”

They call

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Tuesdays with Garth… Something to Get You Through to Hump Day 

 

It’s Doc Mehl’s weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  I gave Garth Brooks permission to present a few of my poems during his stage performances… we’re pretty close, you know, Garth and me.  These photos show Garth and me both performing… “The Great Divide.”  Garth, old friend… I couldn’t have done it better myself!   

 

The Great Divide                    

Copyright 9-2006     Al “Doc” Mehl

 

Great Grandpa Mehl was born in West Virginia, 1859.

The old log home where he was born sat on the Mason Dixon

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Tuesdays with Garth… T.G.I.N.M! 

 

It’s Doc Mehl’s new weekly feature:  TUESDAYS WITH GARTH!  I gave Garth Brooks permission, and he is doing more and more of my poems on stage now.  These photos show Garth and me both performing… “A Quilt in North Nebraska.”  Very poignant, Garth.

 

A Quilt in North Nebraska

Copyright 12-2009     Al "Doc" Mehl

 

There’s a quilt in north Nebraska,

That’s been sewn into the land;

Rolling grass fields are the fabric,

And the batting’s made of sand.

 

It’s been trimmed at the horizon

Where it’s pinned

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