Album: Eva Cassidy, Simply Eva (Blix Street)

More exhumations, this time giving insight into how the late virtuoso sounded accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.

There's a pleasing bias towards the gospel canon, as well as Cyndi Lauper (two songs), plus Sandy Denny ("Who Knows...") and Johnny Mercer, all allowing for the ultra-detailed, almost clinically measured approach that was Cassidy's metier. What this adds to what is already known is moot, but you can't argue with the virtuosity.

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