Dance Chris Koza, Kaleena Miller, Royal Wood, and Her Crooked Heart

Chris Koza, Kaleena Miller, Royal Wood, Her Crooked Heart

7th St. Entry
701 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55403



Singer/songwriter Chris Koza is an internationally-recognized artist who has released a dozen albums over the past several years. He performs regularly as a solo artist and with his band, Rogue Valley, at top Twin Cities’ venues (First Avenue, The Fitzgerald Theater) and festivals (Basilica Block Party, MN State Fair, Iceland Airwaves), and has extensively toured the US, sharing the stage with artists like Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams, Mason Jennings, Nellie McKay, Brandi Carlile, and Tift Merrit, among others.


Kaleena Miller is a tap dancer, choreographer and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. She is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Twin Cities Tap Festival and Director of Kaleena Miller Dance. Additionally, she is a Programming Associate at The Southern Theater, spearheading their new “Good Night at The Southern Theater” series.


Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.


With To Love To Leave To Live, Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship to deliver a personal and profound musical soliloquy on love, leaving and the life that follows after burning it all down.