Eva Cassidy - The Artist
Eva Marie Cassidy was born on February 2nd, 1963. Music was
introduced to Eva at an early age by her father, Hugh - who surrounded
with the voices of Pete Seeger, Buffy St. Marie and Ray Charles. He
Eva how to play the guitar and she learned to accompany herself and her
(Anette, Margret and Dan) in a family music group.
Eva's voice was recorded at many of her performances at local
Annapolis and Washington DC venues, and at studio sessions - little did
we all know that this was a miracle. Eva's young life was cut short
on November 2, 1996, by cancer. She was surrounded by music her entire
life - now she surrounds our lives with her music.
Eva was quite taken with the subtle shades of light and
shadow. We saw with "new" eyes, when, as a child, she brought
the changing light to our attention.
Most of her work concerned nature, particularly trees, water,
clouds, and faces. Her pictures in later years often contained
her surrealistic "bubbles"--about which we have no explanation. Much of
her skill came about from obeying the urge to forever doodle and sketch
(most often in school). So, there were countless faces of teachers and
classmates as well as the great outdoors and close-ups of miniscule
It was clear early on that music and art were her two
passions. And that included beadwork, clay figures, and film animation.
Her favorite modes of travel--hiking and biking--were the
means for searching out the distant beautiful places and music
venues which provided the inspiration for her endless creativity.
Hugh & Barbara Cassidy
| The Other Side (1992) Chuck Brown
& Eva Cassidy
Live at Blues Alley (1996) Eva's first solo album
Eva By Heart (1997) Unreleased studio recordings
Songbird (1998) Compilation of first three CDs
Time After Time (2000) previously unreleased recordings
Imagine (2001) previously unreleased recordings
American Tune (2003) previously unreleased recordings
Somewhere (2008) previously unreleased recordings
Simply Eva (2011) solo guitar/voice
The Best of Eva Cassidy (2012) compilation
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