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 25 years ago. ‘Songbirds keep singing’

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What about the Eva Cassidy documentary?

The book

A year ago, our fan club spoke with the British filmmaker Malcolm Willis about the documentary he made with Alex Fagan on Eva Cassidy’s life. Willis announced that The Essence Of Eva would be screened for the general public in early 2023. After the turn of the year, the documentary …

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Raving Songbird reviews


Following the release of Eva Cassidy’s posthumous album Songbird, British music critics outdid each other in superlatives: “Her approach is subtle, but intense at the same time. Her voice is almost superhuman, seemingly descended from a higher place.” “Eva Cassidy is able to bend her notes with a sculptor’s care. …

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The success of Eva Cassidy’s Songbird


Eva Cassidy’s success in the UK started when Terry Wogan played songs from her album Songbird on his BBC radio 2 breakfast show in the summer of 1998. Top record promotor Tony Bramwell had given up his retirement to make sure that the Songbird album would get the attention it …

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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