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Séan McCann

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Born on May 22, 1967, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Séan McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multi-million-selling folk group Great Big Sea. Today, Séan is a renowned mental health, addiction, and recovery advocate, an Order of Canada recipient and a highly sought-after speaker. Most importantly, though, Séan is a singer who is able to weave his story of surviving 25 years of alcoholism that once masked a dark secret of abuse by his childhood priest, through song. Music is Medicine, and Sing. Share. Survive. are the dictums by which he lives today.

Aragon, Andrea and McCann, Sean - One Good Reason
One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love