Citizen Cope: Arizona is "Really Spiritual Place" But "Rigid Politically"

World-traveled and somewhat of a spiritual guru, blues-folk songwriter Citizen Cope tours incessantly, sometimes pushing 200 shows per year. He's collaborated with Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Dido and Sheryl Crow and landed his tunes in a few major films, from Accepted to The Lincoln Lawyer to Fracture.

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We spoke to Clarence Greenwood (Cope's given name) about Arizona politics, SB 1070 and how he felt about One Lovely Day, his fifth studio album and his second under his own label, RainWater Recordings.

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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