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Copeland's presence first captured fans in 2003, when the band released Beneath Medicine Tree, an easy-listening album that showed frontman Aaron Marsh's soft-spoken chops and subtle strokes on the keys. Not to say his voice is boring or anything, but I've fallen asleep a few times listening to his "California" lullaby.
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Since then, the band has released three more albums and has graced fans from all over the globe with countless tours. But, of course, with age comes new sound—not exactly Kanye West-like change, but the band has definitely added a few synthesized and electronic elements to its mix, especially on 2006's Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Recently, though, in the wake of 2008's You Are My Sunshine, the band has decided to call it quits. This current tour is dedicated to pretty much saying "farewell" to its fans.
No worries, though: According to its breakup announcement on MySpace, it's not a bitter breakup, just a break so the band can decide what to pursue next.
Fortunately, the full lineup for the night includes two more easy-listening bands that should afford Copeland's members plenty of time for introspection: One features The Starting Line's front man, Kenny Vasoli, in his newest project, Person L; the other finds The Early November's singer, Ace Enders, in his old but new again project, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business.
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