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2015 Book Festival Author
Doc Mehl

Doc Mehl is the Asphalt Cowboy Poet. With one foot in the past and one in the present, Doc weaves the history and the mystery of the West into his original "westclectic" poetry and music. His debut music CD is 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 Pottery. The collection is described as, "poems of the old West, gently spoken by the old westerner himself. And, by gum, the poems even rhyme."

His second spoken-word poetry CD titled The Great Divide was released in 2013. The Great Divide was named "Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year" by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.

You can also find Doc hanging out with the inimitable Washtub Jerry on their duo live album, Doc & Tub, Live!

Doc’s poems and musical lyrics have been featured on the website; 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, Colorado.

As this year's Fundraiser Event, Doc will be performing Friday night, April 24, at the OuterEdge Stage in Appleton. So catch up with Doc in concert—you won't regret it!

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