Listening to Doc Mehl is like having Lyle Lovett in one ear...
      and Tommy Smothers in the other!      
                                             -Jon Chandler

West of the 22

Highway 22 courses through the foothills of Southern Alberta. East of the 22 is mostly farm country.  But if you're West of the 22, it's ranchlands...and wanderlust. Come be part of the journey.  Available as download or physical CD, your choice!

Tried and True

It' a pandemic project, and I'm pleased as punch! Eight tunes from the Doc Mehl Library of "west-clectic" favorites, plus six brand new releases.You'll be smiling from beginning to end. Buy the CD today!

The Book is Here! GOOD MEDICINE!




I'm proud to announce that my first book of poetry is now available, Good Medicine: Read Two Poems and Call Me in the Morning.  It's 211 pages, 95 original western-themed poems, and the artwork of over 30 western artists and photographers. "Honest, touching, and inspiring, with a healthy dose of quirkiness," says Carol Heuchan.  Click on "THE STORE" and find out more.  I can't wait to send you a copy.  Good Medicine; it's good for what ails you!

Check out the latest song: The COVID-19 Blues

What's Up, Doc?

I'm so excited about the new band on the block, THE RELICS! Jim Reader (on guitar and vocals) has prepared a concert of James Taylor hits, along with a potpourri of songs by Canadian music icons. I'm proud to bring my cello-bass and vocal harmonies to the orchestration, performing along with Neil Henry on keyboard and Doug Paddock on drums. Check it out:

Durango Cowboy Gathering

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Durango, Colorado

Doris Daley and I will be sharing the stage on the Friday night show, October 4. Come for the whole weekend if you can. It's an iconic cowboy poetry festival set in the happening town of Durango, and held when the autumn colors are at their peak. Ride the poetry train, enjoy the melodrama, and soak up the fun! More info at