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Written by Youa Vang   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:40
Minneapolis indie-rock artist, Chris Koza is headlining Cool Beanz Coffeehouse on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Heading out on the road, Chris will be performing pieces from his solo endeavors The Dark Delirious Morning, A Friend of a Friend, Patterns, and Exit Pesce, which you can stream here: www.chriskoza.com/discography

Chris will also perform selections from his band, Rogue Valley. The group wrote, recorded and released a four album project depicting the seasons (I. Crater Lake, II. The Bookseller’s House, III. Geese in the Flyway and IV. False Floors) in one year.  www.lostinroguevalley.com

Chris Koza performs as both a solo artist, as part of ensemble shows, and primarily with his band Rogue Valley.  His song-writing carries a strong emphasis on the lyrical and poetic elements, with styling and textures rooted in folk and Americana traditions.  It is impossible to ignore his influences through a classic and contemporary pop music lineage including the likes of The Zombies, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Greg Brown, Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams, Brendon Benson, and Fleet Foxes, to name a few.

Rogue Valley is a band born of grandiose ambition: in a single year, they have written, recorded, and successfully released four full length albums, each one sonically steeped in the season of its creation. Together, the four albums tell a sweeping story of love, loss, regret and hope that is inseparable from the geography of classic American wanderlust. The 46 songs act as chapters, standing strongly on their own, yet creating an undeniably rich experience when taken as a whole. Few bands are so productive in an entire career, yet Rogue Valley and songwriter Chris Koza have realized a breadth of ambition that is beyond simple prolificacy – the entire series stands out for its dynamism, craft, impeccable production and fantastic songwriting.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – Rock Island, IL

Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

1325 30th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201

AA, Free, 7 pm

309-558-0909