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, Ill Be (No. 5 Billboard), and I Could Not Ask For More (No. 37 Billboard). In 2005, McCain performed Ill 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 McCains 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.
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