Edwin McCain to release album in June

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Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will release an album of vintage R&B and classic southern soul songs called “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” The album is due out June 24th on Saguaro Road Records.

“For me it was an absolute blast, completely liberating to be playing, singing and interpreting other peoples’ songs just purely for the joy of doing it,” McCain explains. “It was amazing to return to that era and mindset and to really understand the beauty and absolute brilliance of the music.”

All the songs were handpicked for the album, with McCain listening to hundreds of tracks before selecting ones that he was especially drawn to. “I wanted people to listen to this album in their car, and no matter what they’re driving, feel like they’re in a 1966 Cadillac convertible heading down a two lane road between Greenville and Augusta with the AM radio on, the top down and the wind blowing through their hair.”

“Nobody’s Fault But Mine” was recorded in the spirit of a live album, an homage to the way the songs were originally performed with little studio overdubbing, retakes and other technological patchwork. “We just kind of kept in that spirit of ‘let’s do it live,'” explains Edwin, “to make it vibrant, just like a live record, not go back and fix stuff and overthink it – it actually adds to the charm.”

Edwin McCain – biography

edwin mccain

Blending equal parts folk, soul and rock, platinum-selling singer/songwriter Edwin McCain has signed with Vanguard Records and will release a new studio album next spring. Currently in the new OMG Studios, which he co-owns, in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, McCain is working with producer Noel Golden (Messenger, Scream and Whisper) and band members Craig Shields (keys, sax); Larry Chaney (lead guitar); Pete Riley (guitar, vocals); Dave Harrison (drums); and Lee Hendricks (bass).

Since his 1993 debut, McCain has garnered the attention of millions with the top 10 smash “I’ll Be,” and the Diane Warren-penned top 40 hit “I Could Not Ask For More,” and as a tireless troubadour whose rapturous live performances regularly sell-out. In May 2005, McCain performed “I’ll Be” on The Dr. Phil Show, which was voted the “Best Wedding Song” by over one million viewers.

The seeds for McCain’s blend of southern soul and acoustic storytelling were planted in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was born and raised, and still resides. In 1993, he formed the Edwin McCain Band and released Solitude. A quartet of albums on Lava/Atlantic Records followed, starting with Honor Among Thieves (1995), the breakthrough album Misguided Roses (1997), which featured “I’ll Be,” and Messenger (1999), which included “I Could Not Ask for More,” also featured in the film Message in a Bottle, that drove Messenger to RIAA Gold Certification. In 2001, Edwin’s last recording for Lava/Atlantic, Far From Over, was released. In 2003, McCain teamed with ATC Records to release Austin Sessions, and in the summer of 2004, DRT Entertainment released Scream and Whisper.

Founded in 1950 by Maynard and Seymour Solomon, Vanguard Records became one of the world’s most prestigious folk and blues labels of the ’60s, releasing records by such legendary artists as Doc Watson, Joan Baez, The Weavers, Buddy Guy, and Mississippi John Hurt. Purchased by Welk Music Group in 1986, Vanguard continues today to pursue its vision of releasing classic recordings of the past while also signing an eclectic and impressive array of distinctive singer/songwriters. Its current artist roster includes Deana Carter, Hootie & the Blowfish, Blues Traveler, Mindy Smith, Garrison Starr, Carbon Leaf, Patty Larkin, Victor Wooten, BeauSoleil, Ian Tyson, Peter Case, among others.