Chris Koza


Thursday, March 5th

8pm | Terrace / MSC

Blue Devil Productions is proud to present the bands (opener) and Chris Koza on Thursday, March 5th at 8:00 PM in the Terrace located on the second floor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center.

Rogue Valley frontman Chris Koza has completed a new solo album titled "In Real Time"; a twelve-song collection confronting the perception of time, the oasis of the in-between, and the allure of the ocean. The Portland-raised, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter has consistently produced and released music over the past decade. Koza's songs are being heard on television and radio broadcasts all across the world. Most recently, Koza's song "The Wolves and the Ravens" was featured in Ben Stiller's film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and also included on the soundtrack.

"In Real Time" was written and recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota between stretches on the road. The album finds Koza returning to the pop songwriting roots he established in his pre-Rogue Valley work such as Patterns (2006) and The Dark Delirious Morning (2008). In Real Time pits the time traveler against his younger self, face-to-face in a vacant parking lot on the edge of town. It is classic Americana re-imagined through the lens of a jukebox aficionado; a cagey swirl of rhythms, textures, and lyrics that depict the grass coming up through the cracks in the pavement, reaching for the sun.

Since 2004, Chris Koza has released 3 full-length solo albums and two EP's. Koza's band Rogue Valley has released 4 full-length albums. Both projects are currently working on new material. In addition, Koza is currently working on new collaborations with musicians all across the US. A Live EP titled "Live at the Pearl" was released May of 2013, the first truly "solo" album Koza has released.

This event is sponsored by Blue Devil Productions of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is FREE to all. This event is a part of Blue Devil Productions TNO series. Please call (715) 232-2432 or go to bdp.uwstout.edu for more information.