The Daley News - January 2019
Happy New Year and sincere thanks to all you great folks who continue to support western poetry. Your emails, notes and enthusiasm are like maple syrup poured on a waffle. I would write anyway; your support makes it all 100 times sweeter. Once Upon the West (collaboration album with Eli Barsi) made the Top Ten charts in radio cowboy programming for every quarter in 2018. I'll soon be hitting the road for a February-March tour that takes me, or I should say us (singer, songwriter, poet, and my husband Doc Mehl and I) to Colorado, Texas, Utah and Oregon.
On a personal, how-to-contact-me note, please be aware that this website and email are best. Apparently email is now as old fashioned as many other old relics of yore. Books--remember those? Dictionaries? Cars that needed a driver? Heavens, I don't even use a GPS unless it's my own "Graphite Pencil System" (rough map sketched on the back of an envelope.) I don't twitter or instagram and I eschew facebook (none of which is to my credit...I just dislike it all). So for bookings, information or inquiries, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I tip my hat to all the volunteers, poetry fans, booking agents, gathering/festival organizers, mercantile personnel, book sellers, cheerleaders, coffee makers, chair stackers, poster putter-uppers, committee members, angels and warriors who invest so much in the western arts. Whether I'm coming to your particular gathering or not, I appreciate all you do to promote and preserve cowboy poetry. I'm excited for what the new year has in store.
The Daley News
Websites are a lot like a pair of boots: they need to be polished, re-stitched, fixed up, re-soled and/or re-souled every now and then. I am loping onto new ranges with a new website, a whole lot of old and new poetry, memories of great gigs from the past year, and exciting bookings in 2018. Check my calendar for details about upcoming shows in Golden, CO; Sierra Vista, AZ; Alpine, TX and Kamloops, BC.
And this exciting news to share: The new album is here! Featuring top Canadian recording artist Eli Barsi and me, it's a collaborative poem-song-poem-song project called "Once Upon the West." Many of you have seen Eli and me in concert together; "Once Upon the West" includes some of our most requested pieces, several brand new poems and songs, plus some of our favourite collaborations. To order, just scroll back up to the top and click on "Buy Stuff" to visit the mercantile.
Doris Daley and Eli Barsi, introducing the new CD:
"Once Upon the West" was featured on Equestrian Legacy Radio, "The Campfire Cafe." Click on the link below to listen to the full one-hour radio broadcast; learn more about the new album, and hear the stories behind the poems and songs: