200,000 miles in two and a half years! This may sound like the description of a trucker or a traveling vagabond, and I guess Sean McConnell is a little of both, but mainly he is singer/songwriter. Touring around with his band, in Moby Dick the big white van, he has chosen to build his career the hard way…on his own. One radio station, one venue, one performance, and one fan at a time. And it’s working!
Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.
Fast forward pass the moments where Sean would sneak in to his parents room and steal his fathers guitar from under their bed, pass the bloody, tired fingers, pass the awkward fledgling songs trying to take flight, pass the years of teeth cutting open mikes and coffee houses, pass the 7 independent record releases, pass the countless band auditions, pass the last few years of full time touring, and find Sean where he is now, driving to another show in his 200,000 mile old van.