I am very fortunate to get to do the things I get to do. In so many ways I’m living a dream come true but it is also very time consuming. My wife, Julie and I rarely get a date night so it’s extra special when it turns out so to be so wonderful.
It was a packed house last Friday night at the Gayety Theatre. Early in the week Theatre Collingwood’s Eric Angus predicted that their show was going to sell out and she was right!
Singer,songwriter and founding member of Great Big Sea, Sean McCann made his debut in Collingwood.
We knew to expect something unique after Sean joined Mel and I on Talk of the Town for a both playful yet honest and open interview. He spoke frankly about his reasons for leaving Great Big Sea, his addiction and his trauma as a sexually abused child.
The show was indeed something very special. Sean McCann played the room like it was an instrument. He began the night with an unamplified a capella song sung off stage while he roamed through the audience. When he stepped up to the microphone and plugged in his battle worn Takamine guitar the magic increased. With humour, charm and sensitivity he seamlessly wove a web of traditional music, personal stories, soul baring intimate songs and Great Big Sea requests. Whether it was getting a laugh, teaching the audience singalongs, or connecting to them on an emotional level, Sean McCann made it look effortless.
Thanks THeatre Collingwood for another amazing presentation!