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Citizen Cope to play concert at Troy Savings Music Bank Hall – Albany Times Union



Published 3:18 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hopefully, Citizen Cope is not susceptible to jet lag.

On Tuesday, just ahead of his show in Troy, he was scheduled to perform at a place called Jack Rock Bar in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The bar’s Facebook page brags that it features pool tables, a TV and sushi, which would seem to augur a looser setting than the acoustically renowned but austere Music Hall.

Cope, born Clarence Greenwood, is an American songwriter, producer and performer who started his music career with a Washington, D.C., hip-hop group before striking out as a solo artist. His fusion of hip-hop, folk, soul and blues led The Washington Post to label him “the city’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye.”


Of his latest release, 2012’s “One Lovely Day,” AllMusic said the album “still features the hip-hop-influenced backbone that Greenwood’s fans have come to expect” mellowed with “a throughly chilled-out vibe with just enough rhythm and swagger to keep things moving forward at a steady, but breezy, pace.”

— Joe Stalvey

8 p.m. Friday. $36-$46. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 Second St., Troy. 273.0038. troymusichall.org

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