Oct. 18, 2018

Second Chances, New Truths and Living Sober: Great Big Sea's Sean McCann Opens Up

Second Chances, New Truths and Living Sober: Great Big Sea's Sean McCann Opens Up

My podcast this week is with my dear friend Séan McCann. Séan talks candidly about growing up in Newfoundland, the abuse he suffered by a priest as a teenager, the creation of Great Big Sea, his downfall with alcohol and the day he hit rock bottom. From there Séan takes us through the journey of his recovery, of facing his truth and the difficult reality of one needing to “put in the work” when it comes to living one’s truth. We talk about mental health, music as therapy and how his guitar “Old Brown” has been by his side through it all. I realized as well, through a little research that I knew more Great Big Sea songs than I thought and that hearing him play his own songs, with deep meaning, can be incredibly therapeutic. I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I did. We all battle our own demons, but Séan puts you in a head space to want to find your peace.

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