Eldorado Canyon State Park Presents Boulder County's Own Cowboy Poet, Doc Mehl
ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Join Eldorado Canyon State Park in welcoming "Doc" Mehl on Friday, Aug. 26 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for an evening of music and poetry at the park's visitor center. Don't miss the original cowboy poetry and contemporary "west-clectic" music of Boulder County's own Doc Mehl. Hailing from Westminster, 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 poetry and music. His debut music CD was titled "Asphalt Cowboy," and his second music CD titled, "I'd Rather Be…" was released in 2008. Doc Mehl has also published a CD of original poetry titled "Cowboy Poetry," with a new poetry CD titled "The Great Divide," scheduled for release in 2011. Doc's poems and musical lyrics have been featured on the website www.cowboypoetry.com. He has been published in the poetry journal "Rattle," and he was a first-place silver buckle winner at the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Montrose, Colo. in 2009.
In the words of Rick Huff. as published in "The Western Way" magazine, "There's a unique mind at work here that may be one of a kind in the Western Music arena." And songwriter Jon Chandler commented, "Listening to Doc is like having Lyle Lovett in one ear and Tommy Smothers in the other." Find Doc on the web at www.docmehl.com.
An $8 daily parks pass or annual parks pass is required for all vehicles entering the park. The event is free and donations for the performer will be appreciated. For more information on this or other events this summer, including Junior Ranger and toddler programs, please call the park at (303) 494-3943.
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