PICS: Ron Pope at House of Blues

Pop singer/songwriter Ron Pope turned us into fervent believers during his House of Blues San Diego performance on Friday, Feb. 23.

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Pope, who was raised in Marietta, Georgia and now based in New York City, released his latest record "Work" in August of last year.
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Fun fact: The pop/rock singer/songwriter began playing the guitar at an early age due to a Bruce Springsteen obsession.
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Folk/rock group the National Parks opened the Feb. 23 show.
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Pope got into music after an unfortunate injury ended his baseball career -- he was attending Rutgers University at the time, and after the injury, transferred to New York University to pursue music.
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After joining a songwriting circle with fellow NYU students, he met future band mates Zach Berkman and Paul Hammer.
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In 2007, he wrote "A Drop in the Ocean" with Berkman -- and it became a huge internet hit. They went on to form the band the District and released three albums.
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In 2008, Pope released his debut full-length solo album "Daylight."
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He followed that with three more independent releases in 2009: "The Bedroom Demos," "Goodbye, Goodnight," and the "Hello Love" EP.
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Pope started his own label called Brooklyn Basement Records, that he runs alongside his wife and manager, Blair Clark.
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He's had two songs featured on Fox's TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" and the season three premiere of the CW show "The Vampire Diaries."
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Pope appeared on the ABC musical drama TV series "Nashville" (season three, episode 17).
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He's sold out shows on three continents and in more than 20 countries, and sold more than 2 million digital tracks.
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Pope also boasts more than 200 million streams on Spotify, 630 million plays on Pandora, and 150 million views on YouTube.
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The National Parks hail from Provo, Utah, and consists of Brady Parks (guitar/vocals), Sydney Macfarlane (keyboards), John Hancock (guitar), Cam Brannelly (drums) and Megan Taylor Parks (fiddle).
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The group released their debut album "Young" in 2013. Their latest studio release, "Places," was released on Sept. 15, 2017.
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