Eva Cassidy (1963-1996) was a local performer in the Washington, DC area and released 2 CD's locally. The first was a duet with Washington's famous Chuck Brown and the second was a self-financed live recording entitled 'Live at Blues Alley'. She died of cancer in 1996 at the age of 33, just as her talent was starting to be recognised. After her death, another CD was released 'Eva By Heart', which contained studio tracks she was working on. Then a release, which included tracks from the other 3 CD's, was distributed worldwide, called 'SongBird'. Most recently a final record entitled 'Time After Time' has been released. Her style is difficult to classify - being a mixture of pop, blues, jazz, R and B, gospel and folk. Many of her recordings are beautiful versions of other peoples songs, for example 'Fields of Gold' by Sting, and 'Over the Rainbow' by Judy Garland. She had a love for music and art, her whole life. 'Fields of Gold' was used by the skater Michelle Kwan in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, thus introducing her music to a huge new audience.
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Eva Cassidy Web Site
Comprehensive site about the late singer from her cousin Laura Bligh, including articles, reviews, photos, exclusive interviews with her musical colleagues, guestbook, monthly poll, quiz, plus regularly updated news page.
Blix Street Records: Eva Cassidy
Discography from the publishers of her albums.
Blues Access: One from the Heart
Magazine article about Eva Cassidy, including a brief biography and description of her style of music.
A tribute to Eva Cassidy by Mike Schreibman and Maria Villafana. Includes a detailed biography by Joe E Siegel, from the liner notes of 'Eva by Heart'. Liner notes and song details from all her albums.
Eva Cassidy Artwork
Created by Eva's family, this website showcases Eva's artistic talent, with some of her artwork offered for sale here, exclusively.
Guardian Unlimited: Keeping the flame
The Web can bring the work of ignored artists posthumously to life, says Mike Anderiesz.
Wikipedia: Eva Cassidy
Detailed biography of the late singer's life, including her music career, discography, and posthumous recognition.
Eva Cassidy, a voice gone too soon
NY Daily News review of the American vocalist's posthumous release "Somewhere". (August 19, 2008)
NPR Music: An American Singer's Rising Legacy
Audio commentary on the life of Eva Cassidy, including interviews with people she knew, including her mother Barbara. Also several musical examples. (December 20, 2000)
Washington Post: When Chuck Met Eva
Article by Jefferson Morley, about Chuck Brown and Eva Cassidy. (March 08, 1998)
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