Eva Cassidy: the life, sounds, songs and music of a Songbird
Eva Cassidy - the Songbird
I first heard Eva Cassidy in late 2006 and I was blown away with the purity of her voice. I immediately bought some of her albums and singles and I have enjoyed many hours of pleasure listening to her on my Ipod and my computer. Eva died at the age of 33 in 1996 of a melanoma and has only been discovered since her death. Many great songwriters and musicians have acclaimed her music. I am writing this lens as a tribute to Eva's legacy. I hope you too enjoy the clarity, the depth and the beauty of her music. Eva's music is truly inspiring and very moving.
[Photo credit: Nature Photography by Tom Pawlesh)
Eva Cassidy Story - Overview - A powerpoint text presentation of Eva's life
This video reveals Eva's true inner spirit and her love of music. It shows her thoughtfulness and desire to share. It is a poignant and moving summary of her life and her intense sensitivity and insight. The backing music is Eva singing her trademark song, "Fields of Gold".
Eva Cassidy on YouTube - A Gold Mine!
Danny Boy sung in Eva's unique style is stunning and very moving.
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Eva Cassidy on Amazon - Songs and albums by Eva Cassidy - available on Amazon.com
Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Sting, the songwriter and original singer of Fields of Gold, said the following about Eva's cover of the song:
"A lot of people have covered my songs. And it's a strange emotion, you know, because your own songs are like your own babies. I mean you might hear someone reinterpreting them and maybe you don't agree with what they've done. But this version was just so pure, so excellent, that I was deeply moved by it, and so happy that she covered it. Eva's is one of the best versions of my song I've ever heard...There is something about her voice - a quality - that you can't really put into words. It's a magical quality. People respond to its purity. It suggests something ethereal-- something unattainable." [Source: YouTube]
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley
Live at Blues Alley is the title of one of Eva's albums. YouTube has some great videos of Eva performing at this venue. These must be cherished.
Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - video tributes
Many people report that this rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow brought tears to their eyes.
It also inspired some stunning video tributes like the one below.
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