Lisa Bonet

Citizen Cope disdains labels

Clarence Copeland Greenwood isn't fond of labels.

Critics have struggled to categorize his music. He's heard it described as everything from alternative rock to urban funk.

"You've got to listen to it," said Greenwood, 41, who performs as Citizen Cope. "It's got certain sensibilities of American pop. It includes music forms of R&B; to country and western. I have a lot of urban beats that infiltrate the music. I don't really like to categorize it."

Greenwood, who grew up in Washington, performs two sold-out shows at the Recher Theatre in Towson tonight and Friday. It's a venue he's played several times in the past three years.