…was an American singer who only really became famous after she died of cancer in 1996 . She became only 33 years of age. Nowadays the, far too short, story of her life, can be read on many internet sites. Her father is still maintaining her own website..
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A self assured, young woman, with an unheard musicality, who could not be forced into a box. Ida has in fact a lot in common with her. She sings only what she likes herself and she really does not care what other people think. Streisand next to Paul Simon, and why is that wrong?
Record companies, producers they all tried to make Eva Cassidy fit in a genre. But for some artists that simply does not work. Eva sang Jazz but also Gospels, Blues but also Country, Rock and Ballads. She did not want an album or a performance with one kind of music, she wanted them all together. She was only interested in the beauty of a song and the content.