Album of the Day
Charleston-born singer-songwriter-guitarist Edwin McCain came up through the South Carolina rock scene on the heels of Hootie and the Blowfish, eventually joining that band on Atlantic Records in 1995. McCain's take on soulful rock was a little more muscular but no less appealing than Hootie's, as demonstrated by the success of MISGUIDED ROSES two years later. Co-produced by alternative hitmaker Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), the collection reflects the performer's growing confidence as a vocalist and writer – except for a James Taylor cover, all the dozen songs here are original. Among the highlights are “Holy City” (one of two tracks featuring guest Michael McDonald) and “I'll Be,” a Top 10 hit that popped up in soundtracks for years afterward, and MISGUIDED ROSES remains a fan favorite for good reason.