Collective Soul Celebrate 20th Anniversary In The Studio
The show sent over these details: Stockbridge, Georgia Singer and Songwriter Ed Roland had been in and out of bands for several years when, as a last resort, he recorded a demo to shop his songwriting skills. That demo would become Collective Soul Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. The first single, "Shine" would become an instant hit selling millions and thrusting Ed and his quickly assembled band onto the national music scene, touring extensively over the next year, culminating with a appearance at Woodstock '94.
Ed Roland shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard what playing to 300,000 people was like for the young band. "The cool thing about that day is we went more as fans than performers. It was cool to see the other bands, you know, and we just walked out into the audience and just experience it... You can't really describe it (Woodstock '94 performance) You sit there and you can show a picture of the Grand Canyon, but you can't experience it until you go there and see it. Its like the same thing, its hard to describe." Stream the special.