Eva Cassidy was one of the greatest and most beloved talents the DC area has produced. She was a vocalist of skill and power, and the gift of mastery of nearly every kind of music. She was also a superb guitarist and solo performer. Tragically, she died of melanoma in 1996, at age 33.
In life, Eva was relatively unknown outside the DC area, and in keeping with those local roots, her reluctance to focus on any one style of music hindered her progress in the music industry. In more recent years, her voice has featured in films and ad campaigns, and her catalog of re-issues and unreleased recordings has generated three #1 albums in the UK, and sales of more than 10 million records.