Edwin McCain Signs with 429 Records & Readies the Release of New Album "MERCY BOUND"
Collaborative Effort With Maia Sharp Set For Release August 30th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 23, 2011 -- Edwin McCain, the intrepid singer songwriter with the voice that launched a thousand weddings (courtesy of his Top 5 single "I'll Be" and the hits "I Could Not Ask For More" and "Walk With You") has signed with 429 Records and is putting the finishing touches on his new album "MERCY BOUND." McCain's proven gift for connecting with listeners on deep emotional levels through his evocative voice and songwriting has fueled a 20 year career and on "MERCY BOUND," that talent is in full flower. On this, his tenth album, however, McCain has introduced a new dynamic by reconnecting with fellow singer songwriter Maia Sharp (who performed a duet with McCain in 2004). Their ongoing musical interaction over the years continued to grow providing McCain with the ideal opportunity to mix things up. The result is "MERCY BOUND." Produced by Sharp, the album flows with McCain's unmistakable style, yet hints at a newfound sense of collaboration and interpretation. Providing additional artistic input are songwriters Angie Aparo, Mark Addison, Anders Osborne and the guitar talents of Warren Haynes. 429 Records will release "MERCY BOUND" on August 30th.
On first listen, McCain and his band have created a classic Edwin album. Sharp's and the other's contributions to McCain's album are subtly apparent whether in the way they poignantly turn a phrase or in Sharp's breathlessly gorgeous vocals on the duet "Uncharted."
Says Edwin: "As we were making this album, we wrote together exclusively on a bunch of the tracks, and then she threw me a few songs she wrote herself. A lot of the time, when you go from a female to a male voice, it doesn't really work, but for me, it was almost like she was watching me on closed circuit TV. 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."
Edwin, always the tireless performer, will embark on an extensive tour this year. Maintaining a solid 20 year tour history, Edwin continues to garner new fans on the road with veteran band members Craig Shields (sax, keys) and Larry Chaney (lead guitar), rounding out the compelling band lineup with Markeya "Tez" Sherard (drums) and Jason Pomar (bass). Dates forthcoming
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For more information visit: www.429records.com
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records