Rogue Valley

Rogue Valley is a band born of grandiose ambition: in a single year, they have written, recorded, and successfully released four full length albums, each one sonically steeped in the season of its creation. Together, the four albums tell a sweeping story of love, loss, regret and hope that is inseparable from the geography of classic American wanderlust. The 46 songs act as chapters, standing strongly on their own, yet creating an undeniably rich experience when taken as a whole. Few bands are so productive in an entire career, yet Rogue Valley and songwriter Chris Koza have realized a breadth of ambition that is beyond simple prolificacy – the entire series stands out for its dynamism, craft, impeccable production and fantastic songwriting.

Imagine Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jeff Tweedy sharing a dugout canoe across a calm river; Jack Kerouac and My Morning Jacket sitting around a campfire; John Steinbeck and Fleet Foxes hitch-hiking along county roads and highways from coast to coast. Rogue Valley makes music that fills a dynamic spectrum, from surging electric guitar rock to woodsy finger-picking ballads. The unifying trait throughout is the band's soaring, lush vocal harmonies that lift the cinematic arrangements to emotional heights.

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.

Past Shows


Oct
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
19
th
2017
Turf Club

This Is The Kit

with Rogue Valley
Feb
21
st
2014
Mainroom
Feb
21
st
2014
Mainroom

Jeremy Messersmith

with Rogue Valley
Nov
23
rd
2013
A Tribute to Sue McLean with appearances by ERIC HUTCHINSON, SOUL ASYLUM, BODEANS & more
Nov
23
rd
2013
A Tribute to Sue McLean with appearances by ERIC HUTCHINSON, SOUL ASYLUM, BODEANS & more

Eric Hutchinson, Soul Asylum and BoDeans

Benefiting the Lilly McLean Trust
with X-Boys, Molly Maher, Haley and more!
Feb
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Mar
10
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
10
th
2012
Mainroom

The Honeydogs

with Farewell Milwaukee and Rogue Valley
Feb
5
th
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
5
th
2012
7th St Entry

Rogue Valley

with The Farewell Circuit and Is/Is
Jan
30
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
30
th
2011
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Rogue Valley
Jan
29
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
29
th
2011
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Rogue Valley
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom

Rogue Valley

with Communist Daughter and Total Babe

More Shows

Mar
14
th
Fine Line

Front 242

with Cyanotic and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
13
th
Fine Line

Brandy Clark

Nov
13
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Jordan Mackampa

with Babeheaven
Jan
31
st
Fine Line
canceled

Monster Magnet

with Nebula and Silvertomb