Lost In America
Here in Greenville, SC everyone seems to know Edwin McCain. It reminds me of growing up in Spartanburg (just 30 miles away) during the 1970’s when everyone “knew” The Marshall Tucker Band guys. Not unlike the Tucker Boys, Edwin has, in fact become a local hero. Recently he performed a set at Horizon Records just a mile or two down the road, and stayed after the show until every last grip and grin photo was snapped and every autograph scribbled. All of that would be nothing if the music wasn’t there, and it always has been there with Edwin. Lost in America, is his best ever. From lyrical intelligence like “Gramercy Park Hotel,” to “Bitter and Twisted.” But the real surprise is the hard-rocking closer, “Babylon,” a killer rock song. Been hanging out with Warren and Gov’t Mule again Edwin? A great closer on an awesome ten-track opus.
-Michael Buffalo Smith