The Big Island offers small escape for big-time musician Citizen Cope

KAILUA-KONA — After two decades in the music business and a half dozen records, sometimes all a musician needs before a big tour is a low-key stay in Hawaii.

Clarence Greenwood, known by his stage name of Citizen Cope, was on the Big Island last week to perform at Laverne’s Sports Bar, his second concert he has performed at the late night Alii Drive venue. The 50-year-old singer-songwriter is on the cusp of a new album and a national tour, and Hawaii is the place for him to reset his mind before the chaos.

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