Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Citizen Cope will perform at the World Cafe Live at the Queen on Sunday, as part of his ongoing winter tour.
Offering a hodgepodge of rock 'n' roll, soul grooves and acoustic blues, Citizen Cope ushers listeners into a world painted with honesty, heartfelt lyrics and a ton of spirit.
Born Clarence Greenwood, but simply known to his friends as known to friends as "Cope," the singer-songwriter, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is perhaps best known for his ever-popular song "Sideways," a tune from his album "The Clarence Greenwood Recordings." The song also appeared on Carlos Santana's album "Shaman," and it's been covered by artists such as Sheryl Crow and Corey Taylor. "Sideways" has been featured in multiple TV shows and movies like "Scrubs," "Trust the Man" "Ghost Town" and "One Tree Hill."
Cope originally started out in the early '90s as a DJ in Washington, D.C., spinning records for the DC-based hip-hop group Basehead. While staying in the background with Basehead, he was slowly forming stories in his mind. However, Cope never intended to sing any of his material, as he was in search of a singer-songwriter to sing them.
Cope eventually had a revelation that the singer he was looking for was himself. In 2002, he recorded his debut album and hasn't looked back. He's since recorded four more records, the most recent being "One Lovely Day," which dropped in 2012.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Citizen Cope in concert
WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
WHERE World Café Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
COST $44 to $125
INFO worldcafelive.com or 994-1400