Across The Wide Missouri
Featuring cowboy poet and singer-songwriter Al "Doc" Mehl ... The Asphalt Cowboy
The Littleton Chorale with
Michael Todd Krueger, conductor
Friday, August 19, 2011 and
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Littleton United Methodist Church
5894 S. Datura, Littleton, CO
(2 blocks east of Windermere on Littleton Blvd and south 2 blocks on Datura)
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The 2010 Western Welcome Week concert was so popular that we've created another production that celebrates western life and the pioneer spirit ... and we've invited "Doc" Mehl back for another round of singing and storytelling! The theme for this year's concert - Across The Wide Missouri - comes from the popular American folk song "Shenandoah," the words of which evoke grand notions of our country's westward expansion and the sacrifices that were made by the courageous pioneers who settled the west. Across The Wide Missouri will feature some of the best-known cowboy and campfire songs along with Broadway hits and popular country and western tunes.
Across The Wide Missouri will be Littleton Chorale’s featured event for Western Welcome Week celebrating our western heritage and the pioneer spirit of exploration and expansion. This concert promises to be a unique and exciting addition to Western Welcome Week and will again feature the engaging cowboy poet and singer-songwriter Al "Doc" Mehl.
Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, 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, Al weaves the history and the mystery of the West into his original poetry and music. He has performed in cowboy poetry festivals from Denver to Durango, from El Paso to Cheyenne. His debut music CD is titled “Asphalt Cowboy,” and his second music CD, titled “I’d Rather Be…” was released in 2008. Al has also published a CD of original poetry titled “Cowboy Pottery.” Poet Doris Daley describes his work as “refreshing, original, witty, and loaded with clever wordplay about contemporary cowboy life.”
Al "Doc" Mehl CD:
"I'd Rather Be..."