On September 17, 1996, a young woman, accompanied by a few dozen family and friends, attended her own tribute concert in a small club in the Washington, DC area. Transcending the effects of chemotherapy and morphine in that moment, the singer abandoned her walker and was helped onto the stage for what would be her final performance, "What a Wonderful World." A few weeks later Eva Cassidy passed away, having been diagnosed with melanoma months earlier.
Refusing to bend her music to the industry's conventions and expectations, Eva was known only within the DC area during her lifetime. She left behind one live album, a duet album, and various studio demos and live recordings. In these intervening 16 years, Eva's music has proven timeless and universal. Crossing all boundaries – musical, cultural, geographical – her voice survived and is finding new listeners every day in every corner of the earth.
Released on the eve of what would have been her 50th birthday, these 20 performances document Eva Cassidy's musical legacy for the ages.