Jun 21, 2007
Eva Cassidy: Song Bird
Eva Cassidy. Many of you have heard this singer's incredibly lovely voice. Many of you have not. She became popular after she died of cancer in 1996. Locally known in the Washington D.C. area for the purity of her voice, she never made it big nationally during her lifetime. So many talented singers who sing cover songs but who never find that one original hit languish in obscurity. Eva's voice could not be pigeon-holed, and studio executives had no idea how to market her. So she never received the commercial support she deserved.
After Eva's death, Song Bird, her cover of the Fleetwood Mac hit, made a huge splash in England. Her reputation filtered back to the States until she became a cult favorite. You can purchase her albums on Amazon.com or through the website that a friend created for her. Eva might have died young, but her music is ageless. Her voice remains as pure as crystal clear water: Sad, poignant, and unforgettable.
Here's a gift for you. An MP3 of Song Bird that I will put up for one week just so you can get to know her or revisit her.
Here's a my space page created by another Eva fan. Eva's rendition of Fields of Gold is splendid and you can hear it on this site. Turn off the lights, light a candle, and sit with your sweetie sipping champagne. Believe me, the effect is magic.