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About Citizen Cope
Born Clarence Greenwood, Citizen Cope had been the live keyboardist and DJ for the band Basehead before striking out on his own.
∙ Santana included Greenwood’s song “Sideways” on the 2002 album Shaman, and Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Tyler James and Cory Tyler have also recorded covers.
∙ Citizen Cope’s recording of “Sideways” was included on his breakthrough album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, released in 2004.
∙ In 2010, he formed his own label, RainWater Recordings, and issued The Rainwater LP as its first release.
∙ The title of his 2018 album Heroin and Helicopters came from words of warning Carlos Santana had shared: “They don’t work well with musicians.”
∙ He is married to the Grammy Award-nominated singer Alice Smith.
- Memphis, TN
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