Eva Tree is a Canadian singer-songwriter who delivers introspective and hauntingly beautiful songs which liken her to other pared down confessional singers like Beth Orton, Fiest, and Australian crossover-country singer, Kasey Chambers. Listeners have also compared her vocal style with Eva Cassidy, Shawn Colvin, and Natalie Merchant.
Eva found her niche as a singer-songwriter, but also offers unique renditions and folksy interpretations of jazz standards such as Autumn Leaves and My One and Only Love. Her music is influenced by passionate inspiring women such as Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee Jones, and Susanne Vega; and by amazing poets such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Greg Brown.
Eva graduated from Selkirk College of Music as a performance major in 1994, and has studied voice with Patti Cathcart (Tuck and Patti), Leora Cashe, Pat Wright (Total Experience Gospel Choir), Dee Daniels, Laura Landsberg and Cheryl Hodge.
Eva has toured extensively throughout the USA and Canada since 1994. She has shared the stage with signed recording artist Brandi Carlile, L.A. transplant recording artist Joel Tepp (Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Chris Williamson), Jim Page, Kellee Bradley, Willow, Jonathan Kingham, Richard Middleton, Melissa Reaves, Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas), The No Sh*t Shirley's, Sheri Ulrich, Leora Cashe, Universal Gospel Choir, The Total Experience Gospel Choir, and many more… From 1994-7 she toured internationally with The Pink Flamingos, a 14-piece show band based in Albuquerque, NM. She was chosen as a featured contender for the Maryhill Singer-Songwriter Competition 2003, and was a featured artist on a CD for World Harmony. Her debut CD, Blue Skies, received critical acclaim and has been featured on KBCS. Her second project, Sail Away, a collaborative effort with poet Blake Parker and producer Jude Davison, was released in September 2006.