CITIZEN COPE TO RELEASE THE RAINWATER LP ON MARCH 2
Citizen Cope, a.k.a. Clarence Greenwood, is very excited to announce the release of his new record, The Rainwater LP, on March 2, 2010. The record will also be released digitally February 9. As on his past two records, The Rainwater LP was produced by Greenwood himself. It is his first record in nearly four years and the first on his own label, RainWater Recordings, Inc.
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A huge national tour that begins February 2 in Carrboro, NC, and ends April 17 in Kansas City, MO, has been confirmed in support.
The Rainwater LP, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock 'n' roll and deep soul grooves, was recorded over the course of 2009 at both Brooklyn Recording in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and The Document Room in Malibu, CA, with extensive periods of touring in between sessions. Among the musicians accompanying him this time were such studio stars as bassist Preston Crump (OutKast, Organized Noize, Raphael Saadiq), keyboardist James Poyser (D'Angelo, The Roots, Jill Scott, John Legend), percussionist Bashiri Johnson (Whitney Houston, Donald Fagen, Madonna), legendary go-go bassist Michael "Funky Ned" Neal and top DC-scene go-go drummer Paul "Buggy" Edwards.
Like the music therein, the album 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."
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