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After all the Races ended on Churchill's Friday May 18th race card and happy hour and was wrapping up the Citizen Cope took the stage.  Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope was initially the DJ for Washington DC based hip hop group Basehead. "...Cope melds hip-hop with folk, soul and blues...and 'feels' this combination deeply....Cope's uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty, When I was a kid, I was a listener," says Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope. "Music was something coming out of a radio or off a record, something that made me feel these things I couldn't explain. It was magical to me, and I thought it was something you had to be ordained with."..." And the Washington Post called him the “City’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye. Upon hearing it, Vibe magazine called it “flawless throughout,” noting that Cope “makes music that feeds your soul…this is one of those CDs you hear at a friend’s house and rush out to buy.” Every Waking Moment in 2006 (also self-produced), and debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200 top-selling albums chart. In 2010, Cope decided to found and run his own record label, Rainwater Recordings. The move allowed him to exert full creative control over his music and career, free from the marketing entreaties of the major record labels he previously had been signed to. He released The Rainwater LP that year, producing the entire album. The Rainwater LP was critically acclaimed and newfound fan Ellen DeGeneres invited him to perform “Healing Hands” in April 2010. “Let the Drummer Kick” off his 2002 album Citizen Cope has recently gone RIAA gold. Citizen Cope is currently working on a new album, "One Lovely Day" due out July 17th

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Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs
Citizen Cope Churchill downs

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