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Why Delta Sugar's Samantha Martin fell in love with Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe Diaries

The Toronto singer and lead for blues group Delta Sugar talks about the book she's currrently reading.
Toronto-based Samantha Martin is the lead singer for Toronto blues band Delta Sugar. (Delta Sugar, Penguin Canada)

This interview originally aired on April 11, 2020.

Samantha Martin is the lead singer and songwriter with the 10-piece blues group Delta Sugar. In 2019, their album Run To Me earned a Juno nomination. 

According to Martin, Delta Sugar is often on tour but she reads when she can. She recently read Vinyl Cafe Diaries by Stuart McLean and stopped by The Next Chapter to tell us why.

"I like short stories because I don't often get a lot of time to read while I'm touring; I have to take things in chunks and I find I really like short stories when I'm on tour. 

I love Vinyl Cafe Diaries because it takes us through the path of Dave and Morley — how they met and how they started a family.

"I love Vinyl Cafe Diaries because it takes us through the path of Dave and Morley — how they met and how they started a family.

"There's hilarity that ensues in the everyday little things and mistakes that happen — and all the fun things that can happen within a family. It's just so well written and so easy to read and I just love it. I think it's a great book."

Samantha Martin's comments have been edited for length and clarity.

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