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[Show Preview] Citizen Cope at Music Farm

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WHEN: 8 PM Saturday, February 9, 2013
WHERE: Music Farm
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC 29403
HOW MUCH: $25 advanced and at the door

Southern born and bred singer-songwriter Clarence Greenwood, more commonly known by his stage moniker Citizen Cope, is stopping in the Holy City on his current winter tour.

Greenwood’s eclectic blues/pop/folk sound developed from a beginning as a DJ for the group Basehead in Washington, DC. Since being signed to Capitol Records in 1997 he has released six albums and his music has been featured in various television shows and movies. His song “Let the Drummer Kick” off of his self-titled album is probably my favorite angsty montage anthem of all time, having been featured in movies such as Accepted and Coach Carter. He tours seemingly nonstop, and continues to tour in support of his most recent album One Lovely Day. His dedication to play down the roads less toured by has contributed greatly to the size and diversity of his fan base.

I’ve heard mixed reviews of his live show, the hardcore fans saying he puts on the best live shows ever, and those that only somewhat like him being indifferent. Either way, he’s worth seeing, if only to hear him play “Let the Drummer Kick” and have an “Ah ha!” moment realizing he’s the one that wrote the song.

Check him out performing “Bullet and a Target” at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2010, linked above.

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