The Bowery Presents
Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope

Alice Smith

Sat, February 2, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

$55.00 & $35.00 Adv / $60.00 & $40.00 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

General Public On-Sale: Friday, November 30th @ 12 Noon

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

VIP Package includes:
-One ticket
-VIP early entry into the venue
-Exclusive soundcheck access and opportunity to meet Citizen Cope
-Autographed copy of Citizen Cope's new CD "One Lovely Day"
- Specially designed, autographed, silkscreened concert poster (limited edition)
- Commemorative tour laminate
-Commemorative ticket
-On-site VIP host

Citizen Cope
Citizen Cope
With THE RAINWATER LP, Citizen Cope offers the clearest distillation yet of his distinct musical approach, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock 'n' roll and deep soul grooves. Born Clarence Greenwood, but known to friends and fans as simply "Cope," the Brooklyn-based artist has crafted an album redolent of such classic tunesmiths as Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder – both major touchstones for his emotively penned songs. As such, it's virtually impossible to put a finger on Citizen Cope's idiosyncratically inimitable sound.

"The only way to explain my music is to say you gotta listen to it," Greenwood says. "I don't think there is any easy description of it. Somebody once said something about 'urban folk,' which I wasn't mad at."

THE RAINWATER LP comes nearly four years after Citizen Cope's acclaimed 2006 third album, EVERY WAKING MOMENT. Not that Greenwood wasn't busy – the hard-touring troubadour spent much of that time on the road, introducing fans new and old to his already substantial body of work.

"It was longer than I'd expected between records," he says, "but it was like a culmination of all the records getting into peoples' psyche. I just kept on touring, doing songs from all three records, and then I started getting ideas for songs. I got inspired to make another album and put it out myself."

Since making his official debut, Cope had released three fine albums on three different labels, an experience which proved frustrating, to say the very least. Having been through the industry mill, this time Greenwood was determined to take the bull by the horns and release the album himself.

"A lot of labels wanted to put it out," he explains, "but I kept hearing things like 'Retail's gonna need you to do this' or 'The artwork has to be like this.' I don't want to be led into those confines anymore. I want to be able to do it my own way. Being able to operate efficiently, not having to move buildings to do anything, just seems so basic for any artistic endeavor."

Like the music therein, THE RAINWATER LP – as well as Citizen Cope's new RainWater Recordings, Inc. – takes its name from a number of deeply personal sources. "It's pure," Greenwood says. "It's also the name of someone that was close to me when I was growing up, so it just made sense."
Alice Smith
Alice Smith
The NYC-bred singer/songwriter/producer, known for her 4-octave vocal range and stunning stage presence, made a name for herself with her critically-acclaimed 2006 debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, released on BBE Records. With notes of '60s pop, Burt Bacharach-style melodies and that intoxicating element of attitude, Alice's upcoming collection has something for die-hard followers and new fans alike. Her sound has evolved, adding lush, orchestral arrangements and multi-hued melodies. Though she has always been an artist at heart, Alice is now a mother, and she's been through some powerful experiences over the past few years. She emerges with new insights to realize through song. Still singing, of course, but today, stepping out independently, she has all the more reason to give 'em something they can feel.
Venue Information:
The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573