Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe
2013 Fall Tour
Stuart McLean is known as “Canada’s favourite storyteller” and this past year has been a landmark year for the best-selling author. His hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is now heard by 1.5 million people each week. The show is broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, on close to 100 public radio stations in the USA and on around the world on Sirius Satellite Radio 159 and podcasts. In 2012, Apple named The Vinyl Cafe the best audio podcast in their “Best of the Year” awards.
In addition to the popular Dave & Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.
Stuart has sold over 1 million books in Canada and this past fall he celebrated the release of his new collection of Dave & Morley stories: Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe. This is Stuart’s tenth book.
The books are: The Morningside World of Stuart McLean (1989), Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada (1992), Stories from the Vinyl Cafe (1995), Home from the Vinyl Cafe (1998), The Vinyl Cafe Unplugged (2000), Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe (2006), Extreme Vinyl Cafe (2009), Vinyl Cafe Notebooks (2010) and Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe (2012). Home from the Vinyl Cafe, Vinyl Cafe Unplugged and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe have all received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. The Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) was chosen as the best short story collection of the year by the Canadian Author's Association.
Fall 2012 also marked the release date for Stuart’s new CD collection: Christmas Pack. The four CD package is a collection of thirteen of the best Vinyl Cafe Christmas stories. One of Stuart’s albums, Coast to Coast Story Service, has gone Gold in Canada.
The Vinyl Cafe Winter Tour 2013 will feature new Dave & Morley stories and live music.