Chris Koza performs live in The Current studio

Chris Koza performs "Radio Wave" with a live band in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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  • Chris Koza - Radio Wave (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:00
  • Chris Koza - Handful of Glass (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:08
  • Chris Koza - Be Wild (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:15

Chris Koza has put out a lot of records. In his ten years as an artist in the Minnesota music scene, Koza has released 19 albums: nine with Rogue Valley, five as a solo artist.

On Oct. 29, Chris Koza released In Real Time, his first solo record since 2008's The Dark, Delirious Morning. Though Rogue Valley has 15 songs on deck, Chris wanted to seize an opportunity to work with different musicians. Performing with Koza in The Current studio were guitarist DJ House, drummer Greg Schutte, bassist Nick Salisbury, cellist Cory Grossman and pianist Bryan Nichols, though these locals musicians do not appear on In Real Time.

This Sunday, Nov. 9, Chris Koza celebrates the release of In Real Time at the Cedar Cultural Center with opening act Reina del Cid. Following the release show, he'll embark on an acoustic tour with DJ House opening for singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. After watching the 2013 remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in which Rogue Valley's "The Wolves & The Ravens" is featured, Koza tells host David Campbell that Michaelson invited him open for her on some November tour dates.

Songs Performed

"Radio Wave"
"Be Wild"
"Handful of Glass"

Hosted by David Campbell
Produced by David Campbell
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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  • Chris Koza, Bryan Nichols
    Chris Koza and pianist Bryan Nichols performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Chris Koza
    Chris Koza performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • DJ House
    Bassist Nick Salisbury performing live with Chris Koza in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Croy Grossman, Bryan Nichols
    Cellist Cory Grossman and pianist Bryan Nichols performing live with Chris Koza in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Greg Schutte
    Drummer Greg Schutte performing live with Chris Koza in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • DJ House
    Guitarist DJ House performing live with Chris Koza in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Chris Koza
    Chris Koza performing with a live band in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Nick Salisbury, DJ House
    Guitarist DJ House and bassist Nick Salisbury performing live in The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)