When you begin with a wonderful story; add some stellar vocals, mix in some incredible music and let it all sizzle together with a remarkable four-piece band, you have the recipe for one fantastic evening of live entertainment.
How Can I Keep from Singing pays tribute to Eva Cassidy, a North American treasure.
Led by the talented and versatile Cayla Brooke,
the show takes you on a journey from Eva Cassidy’s humble beginnings in Washington DC, to some of her most magical moments on stage and ultimately her untimely death in 1996. A melodic journey that is as eclectic as it is interesting. With over 25 songs it’s an audible feast of musical styles ranging from jazz and blues, to gospel, country and folk. “Just none of that pop crap” as Eva would say. Where else can you hear Stormy Monday, Over the Rainbow, Wayfaring Stranger, Fields of Gold and Danny Boy all in one setting? Cayla deftly blends these songs together seasoning them with her own brand of wit and sparkle.
Cayla is joined on stage by the charismatic and gifted Tom Pickett adding some funk and good old fashioned soul to the mix. When these two join forces magic ensues. It is pure delight. They have so much fun performing one can’t help but smile.
With a spectacular four piece band headed by Bill Sample on piano and featuring such celebrated musicians as Rene Worst on Bass, David Sinclair on Guitar and Buff Allen on Drums the music sizzles to perfection. More than a concert “How Can I Keep from Singing” is a unique show full of surprises and one not to be missed. If you are unfamiliar with Eva Cassidy, her fans from around the world would tell you she’s worth getting to know. And if you are already a fan, you know what a delicious treat lays in store for you.