The music biz used to be full of guys like Edwin McCain
journeyman rockers who sold just enough records to keep the suits happy while reliably filling medium-sized venues; their stars don't shine much outside the world of meat-and-potatoes rock. Much like his hometown buddies Hootie and the Blowfish, McCain a singer/songwriter from Charleston, South Carolina has a rootsy, earthy vibe going on. But he isn't afraid to add a noticeable R&B edge to his mainstream sound. McCain explores that edge more aggressively than ever on his new slab, Lost in America
. And he pulls it off pretty well, mixing pleasantly with his trademark jangly guitars. It wouldn't be a shock if a ballad or two from this disc was all over radio by the time McCain hits South Florida.
Edwin McCain performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Seminole Hard Rock's Legends Theatre, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $25 and $35. Call 954-523-3309, or visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.