|EDWIN McCAIN - BIOGRAPHY||
A rootsy singer/songwriter with ties to jazz and soul as well, Edwin McCain hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and it was with the support of native sons Hootie & the Blowfish that McCain signed with Atlantic Records. Let it not be said that McCain never earned his contract: his touring schedule is among the most rigorous in music -- 300+ nights per year -- and his dynamic band (guitarist Larry Chaney, bassist Scott Bannevich, drummer Dave Harrison and saxophone player Craig Shields) gained respect and support slots for similarly minded artists like Hootie, Jewel and even the Allman Brothers. Signed to Atlantic's Lava subsidiary in 1995, the group debuted with Honor Among Thieves. The single "Solitude" gained support at VH1, prompting the release of 1997's Misguided Roses.
Edwin McCain delivered his third album, Messenger, in the summer of 1999.