Connie_evingson-fever_a_tribute_to_peggy_lee_span3
September 2000

Connie Evingson
Fever: A Tribute to Peggy Lee
Minnehaha Music

Fair-haired and too-cool Connie Evingson became a full-fledged celebrity in Minneapolis last year after performing in the musical biography Fever: A Tribute to Peggy Lee, which ran for five hot-ticket weeks at the city's Illusion Theater. Evingson-who looks eerily like Lee during her early years-conjures the spirit of the legendary singer-songwriter without falling into the easy trap of imitation. On the CD version of the show-which is only Evingson's second full-length studio release-such standards as "I Love Being Here With You," "It's a Good Day" and, of course, "Fever" are handled with a subdued, smoky reverence. Only on the closing cut, "Is That All There Is?" does Evingson stumble and prove how far it is to divadom.

Originally published in September 2000
BUY THIS ALBUM from Amazon.com
STREAM THIS CD from Rhapsody.com

Add a Comment

You need to log in to comment on this article. No account? No problem!