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

Citizen Cope's first stop before his big national tour in March was Laverne's Sports Bar in Kailua-Kona last week. (Citizen Cope/Courtesy Photo)

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.