About the Fanclub

The Eva Cassidy phenomenon began too late for the woman herself to enjoy it, although whether she would have enjoyed international fame is another matter. What is beyond doubt is the power of the recordings she left behind to affect the listener. Eva’s singing brings both hope and comfort. Her music gives listeners the strength to resign themselves to mortality.

On what would have been Eva Cassidy’s 52th birthday, her first fan club saw the light of day.

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Biography Eva Cassidy

Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as “one of the greatest voices of her generation.” She had a diverse repertoire of jazz, blues, folk, gospel and pop. Cassidy remained virtually unknown outside of her native Washington, DC, when she died of melanoma (which had spread to her bones) in 1996. Her posthumously released recordings have since sold in excess of 12 million copies, and in early 2001 the compilation album Songbird reached #1 on the UK album charts.

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We remember Eva Cassidy (2 February 1963 – 2 November 1996). She died 21 years ago. ‘Songbirds keep singing’

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Eva Cassidy’s 55th birthday

Portrait of Eva Cassidy

2 February would have been Eva Cassidy’s 55th birthday if this American vocalist, guitarist and artist hadn’t died on 2 November 1996. ‘She represents all that is good in this world.’ This quotation – that Eva added to the bottom of her portrait of Bernice, bassist and producer Chris Biondo’s …

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Dutch rendition of Eva Cassidy songs

Ida de Nijs

Ida de Nijs, born in The Netherlands, was already singing as a child on homemade stages in the living room. Her education after high school was the Amsterdam college for Individual Art Education. Singing in background choirs, participating in cabaret and performing in local pubs made her early years a …

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‘Live At Blues Alley still sounds pretty cool!’ Keith Grimes, Eva Cassidy Band guitarist

Blues Alley

Eva Cassidy Band guitarist Keith Grimes: ‘I’ve been asked by my friend Johan to provide a few remembrances from my time with the Eva Cassidy Band. And what better time than now? For it was on this very evening, 22 years ago, that we hit the stage at Blues Alley …

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The Orther Side 1992Live at Blues Alley 1996
Eva by Heart 1997Songbird 1998
Time after time 2000No Boundaries 2000
Imagine 2002American Tune 2003
Wonderful World 2004Somewhere 2008
Simply Eva 2011The best of Eva 2012
Nightbird 2015