Citizen Cope @ The Red Room    
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written by Plus One - November 12th, 2004    
From being one of the first sites to feature this extremely talented folk-blues singer, MVRemix has been attentive to the works of Citizen Cope. Having him pass through Vancouver was an opportunity that we simply couldn't miss.

As the red lights shone upon Cope, in the aptly titled "Red Room," the very calm and subdued singer began performing material from his "Clarence Greenwood Recordings" album. With a drunken crowd paying full attention, Citizen Cope recreated his gems perfectly. His voice mirrored his recordings excellently with his band propelling the material further.

The laidback feel that the music provided was nothing short of touching, and the fact that we weren't subjected to a pitiful opener brought the quality of the show that much higher. Though he didn't perform as many tracks from his self-titled debut as I'd hoped, he did manage to belt out "Salvation" which was met by all fans in attendance singing along word for word.

A brief encore sealed the deal, proving Citizen Cope remains one of RCA's most underrated talents.

* All photos taken by Hugo Lunny. Not to be reproduced without discussed consent.

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