Sean McCann’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of the renowned Canadian group Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, and record breaking tours around the world, Sean realized that his 20 years with the band had to stop. Music is meant to connect, heal, and bring happiness. While Séan was giving that to thousands of people a night he was slowly losing his own way. Instead of seeking truth he was hiding behind his music. This was unfair to both himself and his fans so he left the band and started over.
In January 2014 Sean released his first post-GBS album. Produced by Joel Plaskett, “Help Your Self” is the sound of a man facing his demons and ultimately overcoming them. The songs helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse and showed him how to find strength in pain. Now, touring the country as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can sincerely connect with his audience in the way he always hoped to, Séan has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought after speaker trying to help others to help themselves find light through the darkness. You won't want to miss this intimate musical experience!