Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out
Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band. With chart toppers like; "Keep On Lovng You", "Can't Fight This Feeling", "Take It On The Run", "Keep The Fire Burning", "In My Dreams", "Here With Me", "One Lonely Night", "Sweet Time", "Don't Let Him Go", "That Ain't Love" and so many more, REO Speedwagon is still rocking as hard as ever.
Edwin McCain has been called a “street corner prophet” by the USA Today, an “aching tenor” by Slate Magazine, and a “great American romantic” by the New York Times, but Edwin is much more than those things. After a 20-year ride on a wave created by recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of music (I’ll Be and I Could Not Ask For More), and producing and starring in a tv series (Flippin’ Ships on Animal Planet); Edwin slowed his road schedule to dedicate more time to his primary roles as husband to his wife and father to their three young teenagers. And then Covid hit.
Well, the kids are grown-ish and Edwin’s fans are clamoring for more, so Edwin McCain is back at full throttle. Not that Edwin’s music ever slows down. “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every year to help them win over judges and fans. Millions more have been turned on by pop icons Justin Bieber and Charlie Puth who have both covered Edwin’s songs. And I’ll Be is prominently featured in the Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding.