CITIZEN COPE returns to Vermont for the first time in more that 5 years to play Burlington’s Waterfront Park as part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Gates open at 6pm; show begins at 7pm.
A remarkably charismatic live performer, Citizen Cope has been a committed road warrior, often performing in places where other major artists fear to tread. His distinct musical approach, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock ‘n’ roll and deep soul grooves, is 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 his inimitable sound.
“His disaffection with the limits of genre prompts him to craft songs that are diverse, featuring multi-layered tracks that meld the beats of the ghettos of New York, the social conscience of reggae, the bongo drums of cosmopolitan cafes, and glittering surrealistic timbres.” - popmatters.com
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Ages : All ages. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets: $28 early bird (1st 500), $35 regular advance, $38 day of show (+ applicable fees)