Edwin McCain at World Cafe Live Wilmington

EDWIN MCCAIN at World Cafe Live Wilmington is Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Mercy Bound marks two decades since McCain first entered a studio. Raised in Greenville, S.C. on a musical diet of everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to David Wilcox, he recorded his first independent demo in 1991, issuing his debut, Solitude, two years later. That album led to his 1995 major-label debut, Honor Among Thieves, which introduced America to the then-budding Southeastern bar favorite. Songs like “Solitude” and “3 a.m.” remain fan faves and live staples. Two years later, he broke into the mainstream with the sweeping ballad “I’ll Be,” from the album Misguided Roses.

Over two decades, 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. McCain says, “Sometimes I think your ego tricks you into thinking, ‘I have to write everything,’ but, no, you don’t have to write everything, you just have to love it.”

Largely captured in no more than two takes, the songs on Mercy Bound were recorded at the Lair Studio and fellow singer-songwriter and collaborative partner Maia Sharp’s home studio in Los Angeles, with some additional tracking done in Greenville, where McCain lives with his family. Mercy Bound also features a co-write with Angie Aparo (“Better Story to Tell”). The title track was written by Mark Addison and the guitar-and-vocals-only closer, “Lucky One,” was written by Anders Osborne. It features the guitar talents of McCain’s old friend, Warren Haynes (Allman Bros., Gov’t Mule), and such lyrics as, “I can’t explain why I’m here today/I’m just thankful that I am… Every day I wake up to see the sun/I thank God that you still think I’m the one.”

“That song has been kind of lost, says McCain, “and I want to get it back out there so people can hear it. It kind of sums up where I am right now: full of gratitude. The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 41-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this.”

Dining is available at World Cafe Live at the Queen.Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, at the  full service restaurant; schedule  a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Restaurant Info .

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at queentickets@worldcafelive.com or call 302-994-1400.

 

Edwin McCain at World Cafe Live Wilmington
Event Category: Live Music
When: June 5, 2013
Time: 12:19am
Where: World Cafe Live Wilmington
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