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Chris Koza writes lyrics and songs that drift in through the ears then circulates throughout the body like a melody bonded to oxygen. He has toured the country and shared the stage with many amazing and notable artists such as Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Stephen Kellogg, Tift Merritt, Field Report, and others. Chris's music has appeared internationally on dozens of television and cable network programs, short films, documentaries, and feature films. When not on tour, he resides in Minneapolis, MN where you may find him dragging the lakes for forgotten treasure and refining an unstoppable left-handed hook shot. 

Feb14

Chris Koza @ A Valentine's Evening with Chris Koza and Lucy Michelle in Minneapolis, MN

A Valentine's Evening with Chris Koza and Lucy Michelle, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Over the past decade, Lucy Michelle and Chris Koza have been among the most consistent and prolific artists in Minneapolis/St. Paul. During that timespan, Chris has released 10 albums - most recently 2014’s In Real Time while also fronting the band Rogue Valley. Lucy Michelle has recently followed up 2013’s Chan Poling/John Munson-co-produced solo album Attack of the Heart by rekindling with former Velvet Lapels collaborators under the moniker "Little Fevers” for their delightful and energetic debut album Field Trip.

This Valentine’s Day the duo - along with several other melodic friends - will be filling the Cedar Cultural Center with originals and covers inspired by the pearls - and perils of romance. Chris and Lucy will perform solo, as a duo, and as a quartet with the musical guidance of Richard Medek (drum) and John Munson (bass). Special guests for the evening include Adam Levy (The Honedogs, And The Professors), Alexei Moon Casselle (Mixed Blood Majority, Kill the Vultures), Leah Ottman (LOTT, We are the Willows), and singer-songwriter Brian Just.

In advance of Valentine’s Day, Chris and Lucy are forging ahead through the depths of the Minnesota Winter by recording a special covers EP. This sure-to-be-rare, sure-to-be-rad collection of songs is an exclusive release - and a sincere Thank You - for ticket-holders to the show. The album will be distributed as a download in early February, prior the show.

Will there be cakes? Sing-alongs? Fancy Gowns? Surprises? Will you find your one True Love in the audience? The possibilities are many, but the time and place are one: Sunday, February 14th the Cedar Cultural Center present: A Valentine’s Evening w/ Chris Koza and Lucy Michelle.
$15 advance, $18 doors. All Ages Welcome. Seated Show.

  • Pounding the table with (seriously) tiny forks and fellow #mpr listeners tonight at @thecurrent #ubsforum prepping a few songs for a short set for #MPRGenListen inaugural event.
    Pounding the table with (seriously) tiny forks and fellow #mpr listeners tonight at @thecurrent #ubsforum prepping a few songs for a short set for #MPRGenListen inaugural event.
  • #tbt to #lutsen and the gondola ride last weekend for @thecurrent #GNDWIRE records ski party at #papacharlies amazing sets by @johnmarknelson @thehaleybonar @harmarsuperstar #charlieparr @astronautalis and I was up rocking some electric guitar with @little_fevers and @lucyemichelle @eamonnmn @geoffreyfreeman I must have taken about 25 spills down the mountain over the course of two days of skiing and I knew my day was done when I reversed myself off the ski-lift and slid down the dismount backwards. Apparently, a beautiful winter's day isn't complete with a bruised body, and ego. It was a great weekend with friends and music. Speaking of music, i'll be back up to Lutsen for a solo show Monday February 15th. But, before that, Sunday February 14th i'll be at @thecedar for a special #Valentines show along with #LucyMichelle and a bunch of other amazing artists. 2016 = #sofarsogood
    #tbt to #lutsen and the gondola ride last weekend for @thecurrent #GNDWIRE records ski party at #papacharlies amazing sets by @johnmarknelson @thehaleybonar @harmarsuperstar #charlieparr @astronautalis and I was up rocking some electric guitar with @little_fevers and @lucyemichelle @eamonnmn @geoffreyfreeman I must have taken about 25 spills down the mountain over the course of two days of skiing and I knew my day was done when I reversed myself off the ski-lift and slid down the dismount backwards. Apparently, a beautiful winter's day isn't complete with a bruised body, and ego. It was a great weekend with friends and music. Speaking of music, i'll be back up to Lutsen for a solo show Monday February 15th. But, before that, Sunday February 14th i'll be at @thecedar for a special #Valentines show along with #LucyMichelle and a bunch of other amazing artists. 2016 = #sofarsogood
  • It's your winding road
It's your cliche
To solve
To extrapolate
To go over
Again and again
Like a chance
If you could only try again
Turn left 
Or just keep driving
    It's your winding road It's your cliche To solve To extrapolate To go over Again and again Like a chance If you could only try again Turn left Or just keep driving
  • Raise your hand if you knew @lucyemichelle could split reeds with her righteous saxophone playing! Adding a few brassy layers on our Valentine's EP for our @thecedar show February 14th.. Can't wait to show everyone what song this is for! #surpriseparty
    Raise your hand if you knew @lucyemichelle could split reeds with her righteous saxophone playing! Adding a few brassy layers on our Valentine's EP for our @thecedar show February 14th.. Can't wait to show everyone what song this is for! #surpriseparty
  • Sharing some Flying Burrito Brothers tunes and stories with @benlubeck at the Aster Cafe on this snowy evening.
    Sharing some Flying Burrito Brothers tunes and stories with @benlubeck at the Aster Cafe on this snowy evening.
  • So, tonight, Sunday January 24th and tomorrow night, January 25th, the @astercafe will be featuring the music of songwriting legends #PJHarvey (as performed by #HollyHansen) and #TheFlyingBurritoBrothets as performed by yours truly and the remarkable @benlubeck You will laugh, cry, enjoy good food and drink, and celebrate the music from some of the most groundbreaking and influential artists of the modern era. Make your reservations by calling: 612-379-3138
    So, tonight, Sunday January 24th and tomorrow night, January 25th, the @astercafe will be featuring the music of songwriting legends #PJHarvey (as performed by #HollyHansen) and #TheFlyingBurritoBrothets as performed by yours truly and the remarkable @benlubeck You will laugh, cry, enjoy good food and drink, and celebrate the music from some of the most groundbreaking and influential artists of the modern era. Make your reservations by calling: 612-379-3138
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