Stuart McLean is known as "Canada's favorite storyteller". His hit radio show The Vinyl Café is 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 169 and via podcast. In 2012, Apple named Vinyl Café Stories 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 fall he celebrates the release of his new collection Time Now for the Vinyl Café Story Exchange. This is his eleventh book.
The books are: The Morningside World of Stuart McLean (1989), Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada (1992), Stories from the Vinyl Café (1995), Home from the Vinyl Café (1998), The Vinyl Café Unplugged (2000), Vinyl Café Diaries (2003) and Secrets from the Vinyl Café (2006), Extreme Vinyl Café (2009), Vinyl Café Notebooks (2010) and Revenge of the Vinyl Café (2012). Home from the Vinyl Café, Vinyl Café Unplugged and Secrets from the Vinyl Café have all received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor. The Vinyl Café Diaries (2003) was chosen as the best short story collection of the year by the Canadian Author's Association.
Fall 2013 also marks the release date for Stuart's new CD collection: New Stories. The four CD package is a collection of fourteen Dave and Morley stories never before released on CD. One of Stuart's albums, Coast to Coast Story Service, has gone Gold in Canada
The Vinyl Café Christmas Tour 2014 will feature new stories and live music.<< Back to full event listing