Doris Daley

Doris Daley – Cowboy Poet

Doris Daley
Black Diamond, Alberta
Phone: 403-862-8965

“If cowboy poetry was fresh milk, and the cream that rises to the top was the best of the cowboy poets, then Doris Daley would be very rich and very, very fattening!!” – Waddie Mitchell, Elko, NV

From the West Texas plains to the banks of the Bow River, Doris has been making her living as a western wordsmith all over North America for the past several years. She has an impeccable pedigree for the job: her gene pool includes Irish stowaways, sorry team ropers, petticoated bushwhackers, good cooks, great two-steppers, assorted cowboys and intrepid prairie homesteaders.

No campfire too small, no convention hall too big, Doris has been a featured entertainer on western stages throughout Canada and the US, and is also a favourite at community parties, fund raisers, private parties and corporate events. Her best award – Doris Daley: Procurer and Collector of the Best Friends and Fans in the West. She and her husband, singer-songwriter, Doc Mehl, live in Black Diamond, AB.”


WMA’s Female Cowboy Poet of the Year, 2009
WMA’s Best Cowboy Poetry CD, 2009
Academy of Western Artists’ Cowgirl Poet of the Year, 2004

Call for details about 100 Years of Thunder: Tribute to the Calgary Stampede. This is a 90-minute show in poetry and music in collaboration with singer-songwriter Bruce Innes.

CD – 100 Years of Thunder (2012)
CD – Beneath a Western Sky (2009)
CD – Good for What Ails You (2005)
Once Upon the West (collaboration CD with Eli Barsi)(2018)
Book – Rhyme and Reason
Book – West Word Ho! (2011)
Book – Million Star Resort 2014