Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy was a singer from Bowie, Maryland, near Washington, who died of melanoma in 1996. She was 33. Click here and here and here to read about Eva.

I first heard Eva’s CD Imagine one evening last October at Tower Records in DC. I bought it then and three more CDs since. Her eighth album, American Tune is due out August 12th.

According to reports, Boston DJ Robin Young was able to get Sting to listen to Eva’s rendition of “Fields of Gold”. “She has him on camera saying that he was quite territorial about that song, arrogant even, only to be brought to tears by her totally different vocal interpretation.”

Eva Cassidy owns “Over the Rainbow” and “Fever”.

Well, actually Eva shares ownership of “Over the Rainbow” with Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.