An amateur live recording made Eva famous!

Eva Cassidy was an American vocalist who didn’t reach fame until five years after she passed away.

An amateur recording of Eva playing Over The Rainbow in her local pub was played on Top of the Pops 2, a TV show in the UK.

The producer, Mark Hagen, was having doubts about playing it on air due to the video’s poor quality and amateur style recording but took the risk by airing it on December 13th ’00.

The video had a phenomenal reaction from viewers. People were bombarding the studio with calls about the song, trying to find out more information about the unknown Eva Cassidy.

In the advanced acoustic guitar course, I break down her now legendary version of Over The Rainbow, note for note, mistakes included!


Over The Rainbow – Chords & Guitar Lessons

With its intricate picking pattern and chord extensions Over The Rainbow gently move from one chord to the next.

A replica of Eva Cassidy‘s beautiful one guitar arrangement of this classic song is what is on offer in this lesson.

Go to Over The Rainbow – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Over The Rainbow – Lyrics

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high,
there’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.

Go to Over The Rainbow – Lyrics.

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