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Stuart McLean tickets - Stuart McLean Tour

Tour Schedule

The entertaining and popular Canadian radio broadcaster, humorist and author, Stuart McLean, is taking is story-telling genius on the road this holiday season. The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean will start its Christmas Tour in Ontario on November 19 and will close in Montreal on December 23. Throughout the Christmas Tour, The Good Lovelies, a Canadian band, will accompany Stuart McLean. The Good Lovelies are an all female banjo-, mandolin- and guitar-wielding three-piece folk musical act. The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean (and The Good Lovelies) will be bring laugher and smiles to audiences in Seattle. Audiences will not want to miss hearing the words, "I am Stuart McLean, so long for now," live during McLean's Christmas Tour.


About

Stuart McLean is known for is award-winning journalism, best-selling books and his adept storytelling radio broadcasting. He started his career creating documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio's Sunday Morning. The Sunday Morning radio and news program aired on CBC Radio One, which is a commercial free radio programming that offers both international and national information. The Sunday Morning program had the highest budget, enabling it to become the highest rated program before ending in 1997. McLean is known for distinctive voice and his ability to combine humor and storytelling. While known as the "story-telling comic," he is also known for his interesting and informative documentaries while honing his broadcasting skills. The Vinyl Café is a hour-long radio show that is broadcasted on CBC, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and public radio stations in the United States of America. The radio variety show is hosted by McLean and offers essays, fiction and introductions to new Canadian musical acts. One of the major features of McLean's work is the collection of stories about the characters, Dave and Morley. Such stories focus and the entertaining lives of a Toronto family that have a jukebox in their living room. McLean tells stories of Dave, a middle-aged record shop owner, and his wife Morley. The quirky characters are often dealing with small mishaps that Dave often inadvertently escalates to full on problems that Morley is left to resolve. The stories of Dave and Morley are connected by the themes of truth, love, patience and forgiveness. Dave and Morley have two children: Stephanie and Sam. Stephanie is a typical rebellious teenager, while Sam is a young boy who dislikes sports and plays on a girl's hockey team. The family has a dog, Arthur, who considers himself the alpha male in the household and a toilet-flushing cat named Galway.

The Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore), recipients of the 2009 Emerging Artist Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. The band is known for its humorous and upbeat sounds and witty remarks while onstage while trading instruments. The folk trio's self-title full-length album received the 2009 Juno for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. The quirkiness of the band nicely compliments the misadventures of Dave and Morley and their family and friends. The band's website reads, "From Riches to Rags to Life on the Road." The three left their pursuit of solo careers and day jobs to travel from city to city on tour. In addition to touring with the Vinyl Café, The Good Lovelies have shared the stage with Broken Social Scene and Kathleen Edwards.


Breakthrough

While McLean showed promise when he won the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) award for Best Radio Documentary in 1979 for his coverage of the Jonestown massacre. It was his Vinyl Café books that gave him international notoriety. The Canadian bestsellers have been awarded the Canadian Author's Association Jubilee Award in 2004 and published in the United States of America, Untied Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. McLean has since been the recipient of three Stephen Leacock Memorial Medals for Home from the Vinyl Café, Vinyl Café Unplugged and Secretes from the Vinyl Café. The most popular segment of the Vinyl Café is the stories of Dave and Morley. The Vinyl Café podcast received Apple's 2011 Best of the Year Award.


Trivia

Stuart McLean was appointed the Officer of Order of Canada, which is an esteemed recognition and considered the second highest honor for merit. It is awarded to Canadians who have actively helped to make Canada a better country. In addition to being professor emeritus and the former director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, McLean was the Honorary Colonel of the 8th Air Maintenance Squadron at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton.


Famous Performances

Stuart McLean has been touring with the Vinyl Café across Canada and the United States since 1998. Presently, there are more than one million people that spend their weekend listening to the Vinyl Café on CBC Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio and public radio in the United States. On occasion, the show is broadcasted on the BBC.

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