I was honored to introduce my niece, Eve Vance Fleishman, at a concert attended by 100 people at the Storytelling Art Center in Laurinburg, NC. I said Eve emerged from the womb singing, and she has been doing so ever since. Jan Schmidt recounted the evening for the Laurinburg Exchange, calling it "perfect." The concert was dedicated to the memory of my mother, Lillian Secrest Buie, Eve's "mima," who she was very close to. Eve brought happiness to my mother's final days in 2006, and gave her the peace to pass on.
A professional singer in Nashville, Eve has a new CD, "Peace or Drama." (Eve's MySpace Page.) Daniel Dennis of Prime Cut Records says of it: "With a solid lineup of self-penned and well-seasoned songs, "Peace or Drama" marks the debut of Eve Fleishman, encapsulating the serenity of Norah Jones with the swagger of Erykah Badu....This album is a joy to listen to, and with the stellar musicians creating some serious magic, this is one album that you must own."
Previously, Eve and Mare Wakefield created a fantastic kids' album, "Daddy's Moonlight Aligator Boat Ride," based on the very real experience of spying aligators in the lake behind her parents' house near Gainesville, FL. My 10-year-old son loved this album, kept playing it over and over. (Their http://www.myspace.com/eveandmare page.)
I found some video clips of Eve on You Tube, none of which quite do her justice, but do offer some sense of her talent. Why don't you buy her albums or hire her for an event or workshop for kids?