“Live at the Pearl” EP to be released May 14th
So… April. What a month. 2013 has flown by like a gaggle of perplexed geese, struggling to find their familiar respite in the somehow-still-snowy marshlands of Minnesota. April blizzards make for doldrums, silent fury, although on a more productive note, lots of extra time in the studio.
I’ve been working on a new solo album. Its been a slow process - but I think I can see the end in sight. The sessions at The Pearl Recording Studio have been going amazingly well, and the marvelous playing of John Munson, Joe Savage, Richard Medek, Alicia Wiley, and Sam Getz has yielded tasteful results. In addition, The Laurels String Quartet have performed my arrangements on a handful of tracks.
A couple weeks ago, in-between keyboard overdubs and a string session, I decided to preview the songs from my forthcoming “Chris Koza” album which will officially be titled: A Marble In A Wooden Maze for a select handful of Twitter followers (Could be you next time..follow me on twitter!). A couple of super talented videographers captured the whole solo acoustic performance (we’ll be posting on youtube in the coming months), and we recorded the set Sinatra-style. The result is something imperfect and honest; raw and revealing - and I’ve decided to release some of the performances as part of a Live at the Pearl EP!
On May 14th, Chris Koza: Live at the Pearl will be available only through my website (you’re here now) as a digital-only release. For music-lovers that appreciate live, uncut solo acoustic performances, this is especially for you.
This is a show with Rogue Valley, my band.. it will be the first local show we’ve played since our Seasons Vinyl show last November at the Cedar Cultural Center.. to put it simply: It’s going to be amazing! I’ll be playing some songs from my forthcoming solo album as well - just click through venue link for tickets, and we’ll see you there.
Thursday June 6th | Anoka Lyric Arts Theater | 7:30pm (Rogue Valley)
Sunday May 5th | Stemwinder | 7:00pm solo, w/ Lucy Michelle (solo)
Thursday May 9th | Live Letters | 7:00pm solo | 1-yr Anniversary show with: James Diers, Ben Weaver, John Mark Nelson, Brianna Lane, Ben Lubeck, and MORE!
Sunday May 12th | Icehouse | 11:00am-2:00pm solo | “Revival Brunch”
CHECK OUT THIS TRACK - DOWNLOAD this live version of Lou Reed’s classic song Walk on the Wild Side recorded by 89.3 the Current last June at the Fitzgerald Theater / Works for Words. I’m singing, followed by Linnea Mohn, Gabriel Douglas, Caroline Smith, and Sims.
HOUSE CONCERTS - I am often approached about doing house concerts. I believe they are one of the best ways to experience live music both from an audience and an artist perspective. Lets make a living room or a patio come alive this summer! email@example.com