|Annual Benefit for The Willits Library|
Join Us for an Afternoon of Western Music and Poetry!
Doris Daley and Doc Mehl
Poems and Music from the
Million Dollar Resort!
Saturday, September 28th at Emandal – A Farm on a River
Festivities Start at 2pm…. Concert at 3pm
|Apple Pie Throwdown!
Firefighters and Families: FREE!
Kids under 12: $15
Tickets available after Labor Day at the Willits Senior Center, Willits Library, at the gate or by calling 707.459.9252.
|Willits Senior Center Silent and Live Auction
2pm – 5pm.
A caboodle of treasures unearthed by people who know!
|Concert ~ Featuring an impressively talented duo from Alberta, Canada!|
Poet, Western Humorist, and Emcee
“If cowboy poetry was fresh milk and the cream that rises to the top was the very best, then Doris Daley would be very rich and very fattening.” So says renowned cowboy ambassador Waddie Mitchell about an Alberta ranch girl whose love of word-smithing has made her one of North America’s favorite western poets, emcees and western humorists.
Born and raised on a family ranch in the foothills of Alberta, Doris’s authentic, sparkling poetry has taken her to campfires large and small, to highways, roundabouts and gravel roads throughout the west, and to concert appearances with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Saskatchewan Opera Company.
With a performance career spanning more than 20 years, Doris is a frequent performer at corporate and community events, Christmas parties, private parties and cowboy poetry gatherings.
“Doris Daley writes like Fanny Sperry Steele rode broncs: with skill and grace and a lot of class.” Dave Stamey, Singer/Songwriter
“She also bakes great butter tarts.” Doris’s mom Melva
Newly transplanted from Colorado to Black Diamond, Alberta, Al “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 “west-clectic” poetry and music.
Doc Mehl’s poems and musical lyrics have been featured on the website cowboypoetry.com, and his poems have been published in “Rattle” magazine. Doc Mehl’s spoken-word recording “The Great Divide” was named “Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year” by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.
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 comments, “Listening to Doc is like having Lyle Lovett in one ear… and Tommy Smothers in the other!” Find Doc on the web at docmehl.com
Doris and Doc
Singer-songwriter Doc and top cowboy poet Doris are favorites on stages big and small throughout Canada and the US. Their original music and poetry will make you laugh, cry, reminisce, slap your knee, sing along—sometimes all of the above all at the same time.
What do other Artists say about Doris and Doc?
“Doc and Doris are, by degrees, hilarious, poignant, whip-smart and profound. Seeing them onstage and delighting in their stories, poems and songs is a joyous experience.” Jon Chandler, Host, America’s Soul Live, Arvada, Colorado
“This duo celebrates the west—but they do so much more. Combining just the right amounts of poetry and music, of humor and compassion, they know that each story, well-told, becomes every story, and touches us all.” Dave Stamey, Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, California
“I guarantee you’ll want to take them home with you.” Liz Masterson, artistic director, Colorado Cowboy Gathering