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A Conversation With Séan McCann



Douglas McLean chats with Canadian singer-songwriter, Séan McCann (the Shantyman), who is a founder of the iconic Canadian folk-rock band, Great Big Sea, and an Order of Canada recipient for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, 'Backstage'.



You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE



A lot has happened in the almost 10 years since Séan McCann exited the iconic and world-renowned Newfoundland folk-rock outfit that he co-founded- GREAT BIG SEA. He’s released six successful solo albums touching on a range of subjects from Canadian life and culture to spotlighting national hardships like the infamous 2016 wildfires that devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, in which he partnered with the Canadian Red Cross.

A philanthropist as much as he is an artist, McCann also organized a songwriters benefit in 2017 in support of veterans suffering from PTSD and addiction, enlisting his fellow musician friends, Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, and Jeremy Fisher. In recognition of these efforts and his other advocacy work for people living with mental health and addiction issues, McCann earned the Order of Canada in 2020.

Séan McCann’s own battle with overcoming alcohol addiction, coming clean, and owning his truth has been key to his growth as a husband, a father, a musician, and a human. Armed with the strength and support of his wife, Andrea Aragon, McCann co-penned his first book One Good Reason (2020). “It’s the story of how love saved their marriage, and music saved his life. It is the story of a man freed from the weight of a lie; a man who is changing his narrative and never forgetting... that he is not alone.”


FEATURED SONGS:

Fire Down Below

Run

Lonesome Sea

Deep Blue Sea

End of the World

Go To Sea No More

Chariot


You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE



Website: seanmccannsings.com

Website: seanmccannsings.com/shantyman-songs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreatBigSean

Twitter: twitter.com/seanmccannsings