Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has written some of the most memorable love songs of his generation - “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.” Fellow 90’s stand-out Jeffrey Gaines will open the show with his powerful ballads including his famed cover of “In Your Eyes.”
Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts.
Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season’s AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out “I’ll Be” during his own concerts.
Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990 s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Paul W eller , Ray Davies and Elvis Cost ello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records in 1990.
His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise fromfar and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist.