For years, Séan McCann was one-fourth of the wonderful Canadian party band Great Big Sea.
McCann was also a high-functioning alcoholic burdened with a dark past.
McCann will share his story and his incredible voice and talent in Vernon Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Theatre, an evening presented by Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon.
McCann spent 35 years drinking heavily to numb his pain and avoid his truth. He left Great Big Sea in 2013 to re-invent his life.
McCann is now a solo artist and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. His story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and making a real difference in the world.
He will share his songs and stories to raise funds to improve mental health in the community.
Purchase tickets online at www.eventbrite.ca (type in Vernon, B.C. in search which will take you to McCann link) or at CMHA Vernon, 250-542-3114.