Citizen Cope Signings & Performances Announced

Performances/signings scheduled for New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and hometown Washington D.C.

One Lovely Day scheduled for release on July 17th

Citizen Cope (songwriter and producer Clarence Greenwood) is getting ready to release his fifth album, One Lovely Day. The new album, which features the hit title track, will be released on July 17th through Rainwater Recordings / MRI / RED. Cope will be celebrating the release of One Lovely Day by performing and signing copies of the album at four retail stores across the country, including three Barnes & Noble locations.

Citizen Cope Signings/Performances:

7/16/2012 | Barnes & Noble New York (Union Square) | 33 E. 17th Street, NY, NY 10003 | 7 PM

7/17/2012 | Barnes & Noble Washington D.C. | 555 12th Street NW | Washington, D.C. 20004 | 6:30 PM

7/18/2012 | Barnes & Noble Philadelphia | 1805 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 7 PM

7/19/2012 | Easy Street Records | 20 Mercer Street | Seattle, WA | 6 PM

Recorded in Brooklyn and written / produced by Clarence, the sounds on One Lovely Day are Southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. For over a decade, Citizen Cope has been building a profoundly dedicated following, tirelessly bringing his urban folk-with a band or simply his guitar- to far corners of the US and beyond.

“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy is what gives Citizen Cope his edge,” writes Rolling Stone. “As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone-an artist immune to corruption.” A child of the seventies, Citizen Cope is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. Folk tales-whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy-shaped his sensitivity. In ’80s Austin, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him, and he heard hip hop as an inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs, some recorded by Carlos Santana, Dido and Richie Havens.

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