Friday, June 03, 2005

Music Recommendation - Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

I have pretty wide tastes in music, from metal to classics, so it is not often that I am surprised by hearing a singer for the first time. I had read a story in a business newspaper about the fact that sales for an artist who had died were continuing strongly. The description of the music intrigued me enough to go buy a copy.

Eva Cassidy was not someone I had heard of during her lifetime. She died in 1996, but apparently her label has continued to issue albums. This album is of live performances at a Washington D.C. blues club.

Eva has an amazing purity and range of voice. Her song choice covers standards, blues, folk, gospel, whatever. You simply get captivated by her voice and the emotion she puts into every song.

Get this CD.

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