Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Being Eva Cassidy

Here is one of my very favorite singers for reasons that will undoubtedly be obvious to all. She touches the core. I have loved her from the moment I heard her voice and wept when I heard that she died at such a young age.



The honesty of her expression is heartfelt and heartwrenching; her tone is eternal. I have heard many renditions of this song and this is one of my favorites.

What do you think about it?

For me, it is like none of the others. She requires that you wait and feel. You can't be in a hurry. But if you wait, there is a reward. You hear yourself in stillness.

12 comments:

Marion said...

Judith, I discovered her heartfelt music only a few years ago and bought all of her CD's. It broke my heart to learn she died so young. Thank you for posting this awesome song. Blessings!

Judith Ellis said...

Marion - I too have all of her recordings and this song is indeed awesome. Blessings also to you!

septembermom said...

Thank you for introducing this amazing singer to me. What a tragedy to lose such talent and soul. Judith, you wrote this post so beautifully and poetically.

Dave Wheeler said...

Judith,

WOW!!!!!! What else is there to say?

Thank you for sharing this. This is the first I've "heard" Ms. Cassidy, bu it sure won't be the last!

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - You are sweet. Thank you. I am happy to introduce her to you.

Judith Ellis said...

I'm glad you like her, Dave.

The Write Girl said...

Hi Judith,

I didn't know anything about Eva Cassidy until I was checking out another blogger friend's website. Her voice is so beautiful and lovely and I was saddened to discover that she passed away so young. She also sings What A Wonderful World in one of her final performances and I thought to myself what courage to sing even in the midst of her sickness. She is truly inspiring and I'm glad we can still listen to her music.

Judith Ellis said...

Hi, The Write Girl, I am so happy you appreciate her. I thought you might. And, yes, I have heard that rendition of a Wonderful World and it is indeed amazing and heartbreaking.

John O'Leary said...

Yeah, she's been a legend for awhile in the singer/songwriter community. Clearly an extraordinary talent.

Judith Ellis said...

Was she a songwriter too, John?

John O'Leary said...

Yes, but she's famous for her cover versions of the classics. Once she knew she was dying she did a farewell performance and sang "What a Wonderful World" as her finale. Whew.

Judith Ellis said...

Yeah, J, I know her solely by her brilliant covers. I know that rendition of Wonderful World and it was too painful to post.