Edwin McCain

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock singer-songwriter pop alternative acoustic american alternative rock chill Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

20 January 1970, USA. Singer-songwriter McCain comes from Greenville, South Carolina, USA, and is considered to be one of the hardest touring musicians in rock (known to play over 300 shows a year). Attracted to soul music early on, McCain began singing when he performed in school musicals, before taking up the guitar as a teenager. After a career at the University of South Carolina failed, McCain began taking jobs playing cover versions at local bars to pay the bills, before incorporating his original tunes into his nightly set list. McCain began mixing his rock, soul, folk, and jazz influences together, eventually finding his own sound, and drawing the attention of the AOR rock band Hootie And The Blowfish, who took McCain under their wing. Forming a backing band that comprised Larry Chaney (guitar), Scott Bannevich (bass), Dave Harrison (drums), and Craig Shields (saxophone), McCain set out to document his originals on disc. Shortly after issuing a debut...

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