(Newton, NJ) --An intimate evening with Edwin McCain, with his soulful voice and romantic songs, will take place at the Newton Theatre on January 10th, 2014.
Taking the stage
for what's easily the 100th time in almost as many days, Edwin McCain
casually joins his band as they start off another set that's impossibly
tight and laid back at the same time. By the time his vocals kick in,
it's clear that this is no ordinary troubadour on the club circuit. This
is Edwin McCain, the voice that is romance incarnate, that has launched
a thousand marriages and stirred up Southern soul for over 20 years.
the guy who always dreamed of a life on the road, Edwin's massive pop
hits I'll Be and I Could Not Ask For More were like pulling into
glamorous, exciting towns along his never-ending tour. They were life
changing and sent him off with incredible memories and nifty souvenirs
but were always just a part of the journey, not the destination. "I've
been lucky enough to experience a pretty broad range of stardom, and the
lack thereof, throughout my journey as a musician," he once said with a
chuckle. "I've been on television shows and won awards, but I've also
lived in the back of a truck, and I've even worked the Drive-Thru at
Krispy Kreme singing wedding songs."
Surprising to him more than
anyone else, those very songs have endured beyond all wildest
expectations, turning into wedding anthems and misty-eyed soundtracks to
countless wedding proposals. Over a million Dr. Phil viewers voted I'll
Be as the best wedding song ever written, the New York Times dubbed him
the "great American romantic," and at any given moment on this very day
a radio station in America is playing one of his songs.
of emotional road maps," Edwin explains, "and each one, especially if
you're connected to it in some real way, can change and grow and lead
you in new directions of thought." "But the highlight of what I do is
playing for and connecting with the people that come out to see me live.
The fans - and I hate to call them fans - the friends of music that
survive the advertising campaign long enough to understand what music is
truly about, and have incorporated my music into their lives to the
point where it is are part of their memories and emotions - those are
the ones I do it all for."
"It's not about chart positions or
record sales or anything like that," insists the man with 11 albums, a
wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and
reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, "it just has to do with people coming
together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that's all I ever wanted
to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every
single person in there has a moment where it's silent and they get it
and it's beautiful, that moment where the music that's coming off the
stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and
something happens and you're sitting there and your hair stands up.
That's it, man. I love it."
Tickets for Edwin McCain are $37.00
for Premium seating, $32.00 for the Orchestra and $27.00 for the
Balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ,
was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's
premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live
performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming
The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands
region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by
calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com .