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Destination Programs @ The Historic Theater

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance with Citizen Cope

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance with Citizen Cope

“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…” - Rolling Stone

Opener: William Fitzsimmons - 8pm

Fitzsimmons’ easy voice, which falls somewhere between the breathy earnestness of Sufjan Stevens and the steady, deep water thrum of Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam, has a knack for crafting incredibly measured, deeply personal, largely finger-picked folk confections that flirt with adult-oriented pop without losing any of their artisan luster. His newest album, Lions, produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla, is meticulously crafted, high-quality daydream fuel.

Citizen Cope - 9:30pm

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Evening

Citizen Cope’s sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. From the get-go, he introduced his audiences to a world of musical worry with his breakout song “Sideways,” that was covered by Carlos Santana. His motivation has always been to make music in front of people, and it has won him a vast audience in America and abroad.


Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival

The excitement returns for a fourth year as one unforgettable Spring weekend showcases a packed three-day festival in downtown Portsmouth, NH.

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