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Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy was the third of four children born to Hugh and Barbara Cassidy. From an early age, she displayed artistic and musical talent. When she was nine years old, her father taught her to play the guitar, and she began to play and sing at family gatherings. While a student at Bowie High School, she sang with a local band called Stonehenge, and received considerable praise. At the age of eighteen, Cassidy began her professional career, singing and playing guitar in a Washington, D.C., area band, called Easy Street. This band performed in a variety of styles, at weddings, corporate parties, and pubs. During the summer of 1983, Cassidy sang and played guitar, six days per week, at Wild World, in Maryland

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Michael Bailey's Best Releases of 2018

Read "C. Michael Bailey's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Pocket Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Stangel Beethoven Revisited Symphonies 1-9 One thing that can be bragged on regarding Beethoven's nine symphonies is their artistic durability and persistence. As the pinnacle of Western Musical thought, we might not expect any less of this music, seemingly forged in humanity's collective unconscious, as well ...

Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III

Read "Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Look what creeped into my monthly column... and herein exist end-of-the-year-recordings...(you decide which ones). Ben Paterson That Old Feeling Cellar Live Records 2018 Everything about pianist/vocalist Ben Paterson's Cellar Live release, That Old Feeling is delightful. This recording is a beautiful throwback, with just a touch of ...

Nightbird

Label: Audiophile Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: CD1: Blue Skies; Ain't Doin Too Bad; Ain't No Sunshine; Fields of Gold; Baby I Love You; Honeysuckle Rose; Route 66; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Band intro; Chain Of Fools; Fever; Autumn Leaves; Fine And Mellow; Cheek To Cheek; Don't Mean A Thing; Late In The Evening; Next Time You See Me; Waly Waly. CD2: Take Me To The River; Nightbird; People Get Ready; The Letter; Son Of A Preacher Man; Stormy Monday; Tall Trees In Georgia; Something's Got A Hold Of Me; Time After Time; Somewhere Over The Rainbow; Welcome To The Club; Caravan; You've Changed; Wonderful World; Oh Had I A Golden Thread.

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer, Songwriter & Jazz Musician Elizabeth Geyer To Release Long Awaited New Album "The Bridge"

Singer, Songwriter & Jazz Musician Elizabeth Geyer To Release Long Awaited New Album "The Bridge"

“Elizabeth Geyer is a force of nature. An amazing singer and songwriter, original vocalist, wonderful trumpet player and multi instrumentalist. She writes songs directly from the heart!” —Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records / EMI An endorsement like that from the man who signed Nora Jones, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis is something to make one sit ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eva Cassidy: Nightbird

Read "Nightbird" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The late singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy (1963-1996) was a possibility nature did not allow fulfilled. Barely started in what promised to be a successful career, Cassidy died at 33 from malignant melanoma, the same year her notable Live at Blues Alley (Eva Music) was recorded and released. The present Nightbird is the expansion and 20th Anniversary celebration ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Karen Lane

Read "Take Five With Karen Lane" reviewed by Karen Lane

Meet Karen Lane: Originally from jny: Perth then jny: Sydney and Singapore and has been resident in London for the last 14 years. She has released five albums to rave reviews and played London's most prestigious jazz clubs including Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho and Ronnie Scotts with musicians including Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascogne, Enzo ...

Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches

Read "Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches" reviewed by Chris Mosey

At the age of 82, Torgil Rosenberg has decided that the time has come to take a back seat in the running his Swedish independent jazz label Volenza. “It's time for a new generation to take over," he says, “My future role in the company will be a purely advisory one."

NEWS: RECORDING

World Jazz Quartet Veronneau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of 'Jazz Samba'

50 years ago “bossa nova" was a term barely known beyond Brazil, until in 1963 Jazz Samba, the milestone recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, took the world by storm. In popularizing the seductive, syncopated “bossa" rhythm, it became the only jazz album in history to reach #1 on the Billboard pop chart in March ...


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