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A Tribute To Eva Cassidy: Gone Too Soon

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Real Sisters Talk dedicates an episode to the now legendary singer/songwriter Eva Cassidy who died from melanoma before she was able to realize her worldwide fame.

This is a very personal episode for hosts Linda and Lori as they walk through the life and death of Eva, play her songs, and read letters the surviving family sent to the show.  

A little about Eva: After her death and release of her music in the UK, legends such as Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton were among her new-found fans as Songbird achieved significant chart success throughout Europe.  That album went platinum six times in the UK.  Although still relatively unknown in the United States, the album would eventually be certified gold in the U.S. as well.

In May 2001, ABC's Nightline, in the United States, broadcast a well-received short documentary about Cassidy.  Over the weekend, all five of Cassidy's albums occupied Amazon.com 's best sellers list top spots.  The Nightline episode has since been rebroadcast three times due to popular demand.  Producer Leroy Sievers has said that it is "probably the most popular Nightline ever."

Since Songbird, several other CDs with original material have been released:  Time after Time (2000),  Imagine (2002) and American Tune (2003). 2008 saw the release of another new album titled,  Somewhere.  Unlike previous albums, which consisted solely of cover songs, this release contains two original songs co-written by Cassidy. An acoustic album titled, Simply Eva, was released in January 2011. 

Recently, Eva was woven into the uber-seller 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy, introducing her to a new set of fans.  Timeless, honest, clear and evocative, her music will continue to speak to listeners far into the future.