MP3 Eva Tree - Blue Skies
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FOLK: like Ani, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
Eva Tree is an alt-folk singer-songwriter who delivers
soulful roots and jazz with occasional country grooves
and bluesy overtones. She has performed her original
music in and around Seattle since 1998 at cafes,
galleries, wine bars, house concerts, benefits, weddings
Eva is an engaging, heart-felt performer and a powerful
tune smith. Androo Mitchell of Soundtrax Music writes
that "Eva's voice has a heart-rending purity that
nourishes like a cool glass of water on a thirsty day."
Listeners have compared her vocal style with Shawn
Colvin, Eva Cassidy and the Cowboy Junkies.
Prior to living in Seattle, Eva toured internationally with
The Pink Flamingos, a 14-piece show band based in
Albuquerque, NM. Eva sang lead and backup vocals and
did dance choreography with the Flamingos. The material
was eclectic and full of variety, covering tunes from Evita
and the Phantom of the Opera, to classic rock, disco, and
country line dances.
From 1992 to 1994, Eva studied as a vocal major at
Selkirk College of music in Nelson, BC, with jazz vocalist
Cheryl Hodge. Prior to her studies there, she sang and
performed with the Universal Gospel Choir in Vancouver,
BC. During this time she also performed with the
guitar-vocal duo, Brimstone and Treacle.
Eva has found her niche as a singer-songwriter, but also
offers unique renditions and interpretations of jazz
standard such as Autumn Leaves and My One and
Depending on the venue, Eva performs with her four-piece
band, or a more pared-down, acoustic version with just vocals and guitars.
Eva combined talents with guitarist
Bill Dickerson in 1996. The two performed
as a duo in the Southwest, Northwest and Canada.
In 2000, Eva and Bill met Mark Filler, a jazz
percussionist/drummer on the Seattle music scene.
Mark's ingenuity with the tongue drum and
cajon created a unique and perfect match.
The newly formed trio was an immediate
success, and was received with great reviews.
Recently, Barry (Baz) Markey (bass guitar)
has joined the group, adding his influences of
funk and reggae.
Review of: Eva Tree - "Blue Skies" CD
By Claude Gagne, K.L.O.D. Media
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I like it a lot!
A very organic musical performance! With a mix of influences, soft jazz to blues and some acoustic revelry, makes this a very listenable experience.
The voice is... no, it's more like... it's... Wow!!!
Soft, sensual, composed and pleasant. She controls and plays her voice with virtuosity. Making a perfect adjunct to the mastery of the musicians that accompany her from tune to tune.
The music is truly original and is played beautifully.
They have a long history of performance and it shows. They for anagram that is nearly magical.
Just put the CD on, take your shoes off, turn the phone off, dim the light, close your eyes and let the music sway you. A musical soul shower to wash they day's stress away...
I give this gem a 4-1/2 microphone out of 5
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