There may be no band more associated with Newfoundland than Great Big Sea — but for former member Séan McCann, it's now Ottawa that's home.

"The average temperature in St. John's the past summer was literally nine degrees! That was probably the straw that broke the camel's back," said McCann, speaking with CBC Ottwa's Alan Neal on afternoon show All in a Day.

McCann is currently touring his album Help Your Self around eastern Ontario, with stops in Belleville on Oct. 22 and Kingston on Oct. 23.

First, however, he stopped by the CBC Ottawa studios to speak with host Alan Neal about moving to the nation's capital, his time with Great Big Sea, and overcoming his alcoholism through music. Listen below.