"Edwin McCain" (born January 20, 1970 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an alternative and indie rock singer-songwriter. While his albums are released under his name, he does have a permanent band, referred to as the Edwin McCain Band. Members of the band include Larry Chaney, lead guitar; Pete Riley, rhythm guitar and background vocals; Craig Shields, saxophone and keyboards; Manny Yanes, bass guitar; and Tromell Blassingame, drums.
After signing a contract with the Atlantic Records label Lava Records in 1994, his first major-label album, ''Honor Among Thieves'', was issued in 1995. His second album, ''Misguided Roses'', spawned ''I'll Be'', a major hit single in 1998. Two more albums (''Messenger'' and ''Far from Over'') followed, but at the end of 2001, he split from Lava. In 2003 he released a collection of acoustic versions of songs both old and new called ''The Austin Sessions'' via ATC Records, a Nashville-based independent record label (at which McCain was the first artist signed following its creation in 2001). Mid-2004 saw the arrival of his first studio album in three years, entitled ''Scream & Whisper'', which was released on another indie label, DRT Entertainm