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Edwin McCain & Friends

When: Wed., Oct. 26 2011

Greenville-based singer/guitarist McCain has long nurtured a special relationship with the Lowcountry, and he and his band return to Charleston for a creekside recital for cancer research this week. McCain’s father has dealt with bouts of cancer, while his mother was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1983 and recently with ovarian cancer. Two months ago, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy (her current prognosis is very good). This week, McCain headlines a benefit show at Lighthouse on the Creek (next door to Red’s) that raises funds for Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. The event starts with a cocktail hour and meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m. Knoxville-based acoustic singer-songwriter Erick Baker opens the show at 7:30 p.m. McCain and an acoustic backing combo (members of Uncle Mingo, the Blue Dogs, and the Archetypes) hit the stage at 8:30 p.m. McCain’s latest album is Mercy Bound, a collection that displays his Americana/pop-rock style.

T. Ballard Lesemann

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