• Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012

    Singer-Songwriter Citizen Cope Performs at Carnegie Hall as Part of WFUV Live at Zankel Series on Friday, March 23

    On Friday, March 23 at 10:00 p.m., singer, songwriter, and producer Citizen Cope performs an intimate acoustic concert showcasing an eclectic fusion of blues, laid-back rock, soul, and folk music in Zankel Hall as part of the WFUV Live at Zankel series, presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM. Cope (born Clarence Greenwood), a Brooklyn-based musician with a unique gift for narrative, explores universal themes in his music and has built a large and dedicated following over the past decade through constant touring and solid word of mouth. Rolling Stone noted, “[His] uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty..." while The Washington Post called him the “city’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye.” The WFUV Live at Zankel concert series celebrates the art of singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    Prior to Citizen Cope’s performance, starting at 9:00 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit carnegiehall.org/latenights.

    In 2004, Citizen Cope released his self-produced album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. Every Waking Moment followed in 2006 and debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200 top-selling albums chart. In 2010, Cope decided to found and run his own record label, Rainwater Recordings—a move that afforded him full creative control over his music and career. He released The Rainwater LP that year, producing the entire album. The Rainwater LP was critically acclaimed and newfound fan Ellen DeGeneres invited him to perform his single “Healing Hands” in April 2010. Citizen Cope is currently working on a new album, to be released later this year. To see a video of Citizen Cope’s I Couldn’t Explain Why from The Rainwater LP, please click here.

    A critically acclaimed songwriter, Citizen Cope’s work has been recorded or performed by a number of vastly different musical artists, including Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Corey Taylor (leader of the alt-metal band Slipknot), Chicago-based hip-hop artist Rhymefest, and folk legend Richie Havens. His songs have been licensed to appear in numerous films, including Trust the Man, Ghost Town, Accepted, The Lincoln Lawyer, Fracture, The Sentinel, and Alpha Dog; and his songs have be featured on television shows including Scrubs, One Tree Hill, Entourage, So You Think You Can Dance, and on the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed television show Smallville. A new song, “One Lovely Day,” will appear in the upcoming film Battleship (starring Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgård), scheduled for release in May 2012.

    Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who have performed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Justin Townes Earle, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Martin Sexton, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving more than 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.
    Ticket Information
    Single tickets, priced at $39 and $46, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.
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