Edwin McCain
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The Individuals band live 1987-88

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"The Individuals" playing one of the famous Donaldson Center Armory gigs 1987-88

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Atlantic Lava promo picture 1993 Photo by Hans Neleman

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Atlantic Lava promo picture 1994

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Atlantic Lava promo picture 1994

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Band promo picture 1995 Photo by Clay McBride

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Band promo picture 1996 Photo by Tynan Dana

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Atlantic Lava promo picture 1999 Photo by Hans Neleman

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Promo picture 1999

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Promo picture 1999

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Promo picture 2000

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Promo picture 2000

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Promo picture 2000

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Edwin McCain and band live 2001

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Edwin McCain and band live 2001 with Larry Chaney, Dave Harrison, Edwin McCain, and Lee Hendricks

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Promo picture 2002

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Promo picture 2002 RHINO Records cover

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Edwin McCain live 2003

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Edwin McCain 2003

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Dave Harrison, Larry Chaney, Lee Hendricks, Edwin McCain, Craig Shields, and Pete Riley

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Dave Harrison, Larry Chaney, Edwin McCain, and Lee Hendricks

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain and Dave Harrison

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Larry Chaney and Edwin McCain

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain and Pete Riley

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Larry Chaney and Pete Riley

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Craig Shields

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Dave Harrison

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain

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Live at the House Of Blues Myrtle Beach 2004 with Edwin McCain

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Edwin McCain live 2005 Photo by Brenda Mullins

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Nobody's Fault But Mine photo shoot 2006

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Nobody's Fault But Mine photo shoot 2006

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Nobody's Fault But Mine photo shoot 2006

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Live 2007 with Larry Chaney and Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney, Tez Sherard, Edwin McCain, and Jason Pomar

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Tez Sherard

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney, Tez Sherard, Jason Pomar, and Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Craig Shields

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Jason Pomar and Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Edwin McCain and Tez Sherard

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney and Edwin McCain

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney and Edwin McCain

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Bahrain NAS 2010 Edwin, Larry and Craig are making their way home from Bahrain after an amazing visit to Bahrain NAS, Isa Airbase, and several awesome command visits. SO thankful to have the opportunity!

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Bahrain NAS 2010 Edwin, Larry and Craig are making their way home from Bahrain after an amazing visit to Bahrain NAS, Isa Airbase, and several awesome command visits. SO thankful to have the opportunity!

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House Of Blues Houston Texas 2010

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Promo picture 2011

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Promo picture 2011

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Chuck Cannon, Edwin McCain, and Shawn Mullins 2012

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Chuck Cannon, Edwin McCain, and Shawn Mullins 2012

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Edwin McCain and Shawn Mullins 2012

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Larry Chaney, Edwin McCain, and Craig Shields

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Edwin McCain

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Larry Chaney

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Edwin McCain and Craig Shields

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Jason Pomar and Tez Sherard

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Edwin McCain

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Edwin McCain

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Edwin McCain and band live at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. 2013 with Larry Chaney, Tez Sherard, Edwin McCain, and Jason Pomar

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Epcot Cnter Walt Disney World 2013 Eat To The Beat

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 Stage set up

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Jason Pomar

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Tez Sherard

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Craig Shields

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Epcot Cnter Walt Disney World 2013 Video control room with Edwin McCain

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 Video control room with Edwin McCain

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Edwin McCain

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Edwin McCain

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Larry Chaney and Edwin McCain

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Larry Chaney

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Larry Chaney and Tez Sherard

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Tez Sherard

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Epcot Center Walt Disney World 2013 with Jason Pomar

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas 2013 with Larry Chaney, Edwin McCain, and Craig Shields

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House of Blues New Orleans 2013 Band bus pulling in

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House of Blues New Orleans 2013 with Edwin McCain

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House of Blues New Orleans 2013 with Edwin McCain and Craig Shields

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Live 2014 with Edwin McCain

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Live 2014 with Edwin McCain

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Live 2014 with Edwin McCain and Craig Shields

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Live 2014 with Edwin McCain

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Live 2015 with Edwin McCain

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Live 2015 with Jason Pomar and Edwin McCain

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Live 2015 with Jason Pomar and Edwin McCain

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Live 2015 with Jason Pomar and Edwin McCain

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Flipping Ships TV show with Edwin McCain and cast

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Flipping Ships TV show with Edwin McCain and cast

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Flipping Ships TV show with Edwin McCain and Darius Rucker

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Flipping Ships TV show with Edwin McCain

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The Songwriter's Workshop 2017 in Greenville, SC. Hosted at the Peace Center with guest speakers Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, and Patrick Davis.

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The Songwriter's Workshop 2017 in Greenville, SC. Hosted at the Peace Center with Edwin McCain, Jerry Axson, Maia Sharp, and Patrick Davis.

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Promo picture 2017

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Promo picture 2017

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Promo picture 2017

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Promo picture 2017

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Early show poster

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Live at Berbati's Pan show poster

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Jasper County show poster

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Rathskeller show poster

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Columbia, SC Flood Relief show poster 2015

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Alpharetta Songwriters Festival show poster

1993 independent release Nomadic Logic (Cassette only)

1995 release Honor Among Thieves

1995 release Solitude

1997 release Misguided Roses

1999 release Messenger

2001 release Far From Over

2003 release The Austin Sessions

2004 release Scream Whisper

2006 release Lost In America

2006 release Nobody's Fault But Mine

2010 release The Best Of Edwin McCain

2011 release Mercy Bound

2013 release Live Versions

2016 release Playlist: The Best Of Edwin McCain

2016 release O' Edwin Where Art Thou?

The voice bears witness to the soul –

And once you’ve heard Edwin McCain sing you can’t help but believe in that statement. There’s something extraordinary about Edwin’s voice as it reaches out grabbing the lyric and taking possession of the song. His delivery is half the experience and his signature vocal is a trademark in itself that simply must be recognized. Of course the other side of this coin is the written word or the art of composing a lyric and it is here you realize that Edwin McCain is blessed twice. In a world of digitized singers who rely on a stable of hack writers churning out the next “moon-june-spoon” Edwin stands apart. Relying on a lifetime of personal encounters and relationships with real people to pull from as an endless resource of storytelling material. Everyday things such as love, hate, passion, pain, and joy are blank canvasses where his brush cuts a delicate stroke connecting exponentially to other lines until a masterpiece has taken form, have you read the words to Holy City?, this man can write!

I am honored to post this showcase page for Edwin and I appreciate his management and publicity team for all their help as I gathered the materials together. I especially appreciate Edwin giving me his permission to do this and I thank him for the rich contribution he has made to our state with his talents and craft.

 

Bio by John Bush (from AllMusic.com)

A rootsy singer/songwriter whose music is also influenced by jazz and soul, Edwin McCain hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and was born on January 20, 1970. McCain's father, a doctor, was involved in the music program at the local Episcopal church, and the young Edwin got his start in music singing in the church choir. Growing up, McCain was interested in vintage soul and R&B (including Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, and Earth, Wind & Fire) as well as classic rock (particularly Van Halen, Kiss, and Queen). After making friends with a musician who introduced him to jazz-fusion acts such as Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius, McCain developed a keen interest in songwriting, and he began playing out as a solo act. While playing bars throughout the South, McCain developed a loyal following, and crossed paths with another up-and-coming South Carolina act, Hootie & the Blowfish. McCain displayed a work ethic similar to Hootie's, bringing out a pair of self-released albums (1991's Nomadic Logic and 1993's Solitude) and playing as many as 300 dates in a year. McCain's dynamic band (anchored by lead guitarist Larry Chaney) gained respect and support slots for similarly minded artists like Hootie, Jewel, and even the Allman Brothers. When Hootie landed a deal with Atlantic Records and enjoyed massive chart success with their major-label debut, Cracked Rear View, in 1994, they persuaded Atlantic's Lava subsidiary to take a chance on McCain.

 

Signed to Lava in 1995, McCain made his major-label bow with Honor Among Thieves. The single "Solitude" gained support at VH1, prompting the release of 1997's Misguided Roses, which launched a mainstream hit in the song "I'll Be". Messenger followed in 1999 with another love-themed Top 40 success, "I Could Not Ask for More", and Far from Over appeared two years later. After parting ways with Lava/Atlantic, McCain quickened his recording pace during the early 2000s, releasing The Austin Sessions in 2003 and Scream & Whisper in 2004. Keeping up with his relentless touring schedule through the years, the live video set Tinsel and Tap Shoes: Live at the House of Blues appeared in late 2004. McCain's next studio effort, Lost in America, was issued in April 2006 on Vanguard. Nationwide tour dates continued through spring and summer. McCain's next album, 2008's Nobody's Fault But Mine, featured a collection of R&B cover songs led by the single "Some Kind of Wonderful". His tenth studio album, 2011's Mercy Bound, involved original tunes written and performed with fellow singer/songwriter Maia Sharp. While McCain continued to enjoy success as a live act (as documented on his 2013 album Extended Versions), and his songs were covered by everyone from teen sensation Justin Bieber to American Idol winner Nick Fradiani, in 2015 he gained a new audience as the host of Flipping Ships, a reality television series in which boats were repaired, refurbished, and then presented to deserving new owners. A three-song EP, Oh Edwin, Where Art Thou?, was released in 2016.

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Yongsan Garrison, ROK troop performance 2009 with Larry Chaney