Romantic rocker Edwin McCain takes Capitol stage Thursday night

October 18, 2013 

Edwin McCain has spent about 20 years in the music industry and is on the road touring for most of the time.

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Fresh off the heels of a Drive By Truckers gig Friday night, the Cox Capitol Theatre will serve up another great show with an appearance by Edwin McCain on Thursday.

McCain came into prominence in 1994 when he signed a four-album deal with Atlantic Records resulting in two hit singles, “I’ll Be” (No. 5 Billboard), and “I Could Not Ask For More” (No. 37 Billboard). In 2005, McCain performed “I’ll Be” on the “Dr. Phil” television show, where more than 1 million viewers voted it the best wedding song of all time.

In 1999, McCain released his third album, “Messenger,” giving him his second Top 40 hit, “I Could Not Ask for More,” which also was recorded by country artist Sara Evans.

As a longtime touring mate with Hootie and the Blowfish, McCain continues to play with friend Darius Rucker. The duet with Rucker on McCain’s “Solitude” is considered by fans to be one of the best versions of the song.

During two decades in the music industry, McCain has morphed into a road warrior, gigging throughout North America most of each year, flanked by his longtime friends and bandmates Craig Shields on saxophone and keyboards, Larry Chaney one lead guitar, as well drummer Markeya “Tez” Sherard and bassist Jason Pomar.

Opening for McCain is vocalist/guitarist Darin Curtis and singer Dana Kelson. Curtis is best known in Georgia as the lead vocalist for Homeless Hill. Kelson, 19, is musical but she doubles as a print and runway model for clients throughout the Southeast.

Edwin McCain

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 24

Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.

Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of show

Information: 478-257-6391; www.coxcapitoltheatre.com

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