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Edwin McCain Biography

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Born: 1970/01/20
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Years Active: 1991–present
Genres: Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Edwin McCain (born January 20, 1970 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter and musician. While his albums are released under his name, he does have a permanent band, referred to as the Edwin McCain Band. Members of the band include Larry Chaney (guitar), Pete Riley (guitar and vocals), Craig Shields (keyboards, saxophone and other wind instruments), Jason Pomar (bass guitar and vocals) and Tez Sherrard (drums and percussion).

Long time touring friends with Hootie and the Blowfish, the Edwin McCain band signed with the same label, Atlantic Records. In 1995, he released his first major-label album, “Honor Among Thieves” under the Lava Records imprint.

His second album, “Misguided Roses,” spawned “I'll Be,” a major hit single in 1998. It was also featured and included in the soundtrack of the 2004 teen flick, “A Cinderella Story.” Two more albums, 1999’s “Messenger” featuring the Top 40 single, “I Could Not Ask for More,” and 2001’s “Far from Over” followed, but at the end of 2001, he split from Lava.

In 2003 he released a collection of acoustic versions of songs both old and new called “The Austin Sessions” via ATC Records, a Nashville-based independent record label. Mid-2004 saw the arrival of his first studio album in three years, entitled “Scream & Whisper,” which was released on another indie label, DRT Entertainment.

Edwin McCain's album, titled, “Lost in America” was released in 2006, on Vanguard Records. There were three single releases from the album, “Gramercy Park Hotel,” “Truly Believe” and “The Kiss.”

Edwin's next release, a collection of R&B cover songs entitled “Nobody's Fault But Mine” was released in 2008 under a one off deal with Saguaro Road Records.