CItizen Cope to play The National this Saturday

by | Apr 25, 2016 | MUSIC

The soulful blues singer, the songwriter whose lyrics make you swoon, and the man who can be credited with starting the man bun trend, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope will play The National this Saturday, April 30th.

The soulful blues singer, the songwriter whose lyrics make you swoon, and the man who can be credited with starting the man bun trend, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope will play The National this Saturday, April 30th.

He’s making a stop in Richmond as part of his tour “An Intimate Solo Acoustic Performance.”

His songs are raw and filled with so much emotion-part pain, part romance, but never sappy or corny. Always full of soul and substance. His sound is up there with Bill Withers and Van Morrison if you are unfamiliar with his work.

With roots in Memphis, Mississippi, Texas, DC and now Brooklyn, a little bit of all of those places have crept into his music along the way. Citizen Cope made his debut with a self-titled album in 2002, followed up by the Clarence Greenwood Recordings two years later, in which he produced hits “Son’s Gonna Rise”, “Bullet and a Target” and my personal favorite “Sideways” with Carlos Santana on the guitar. The singer/songwriter dropped Every Waking Moment in 2004, followed by The Rainwater LP in 2010 and his latest, One Lovely Day was released in 2012.

Tickets for Citizen Cope’s Saturday show range from $23.00 – $38.00 and you can get yours here.

And here’s the cool part about buying tickets to his show, well other than getting to hear his sexy voice. One dollar of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle school students in Lame Deer, Montana. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.

Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8 pm. This is a seated show.

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.




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