Known as one of the Twin Cities’ most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley and lead singer/songwriter Chris Koza perform regularly at top Minneapolis/St. Paul venues (First Avenue, The Fitzgerald Theater) and festivals (Basilica Block Party, MN State Fair), and have shared the stage or supported artists like Spoon, Weezer, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Andrew Bird, Justin Vernon, The Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mason Jennings, Eric Hutchinson, Nellie McKay, Céu, Cloud Cult, Jeremy Messersmith, Haley Bonar, Scout Niblett, and Jay Clifford, among others.
Each album has been resoundingly applauded by Twin Cities’ fans, critics, and radio. The influential radio station 89.3 The Current has placed singles from each album in heavy rotation throughout the year, and two albums have charted in the CMJ top #200 for months (Crater Lake peak #72, 7 weeks on chart; The Bookseller’s House peak #81, 8 weeks on chart). The songs “The Warming Moon” and “Ursa Minor” have been featured in MTV’s Jersey Shore.