Chris Koza

Chris Koza

Sarah Christine, Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade

Thursday · April 4, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Chris Koza
Chris Koza
Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, Kathleen Edwards, Dan Wilson, Stephen Kellogg, This is the Kit, and Tift Merrit, among others. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. But despite late-night deep dives in the studio, Chris never strays from the core of the song itself and isn’t afraid to let a raw vocal and woodsy acoustic guitar deliver the story. Chris performs solo, as a duo, and with a band of almost any other configuration.
Sarah Christine
Sarah Christine
Sarah Christine (born 1984) is a Minneapolis based singer/songwriter. She was initially introduced to the music scene when she performed with band SarahLou in 2014. Releasing her upcoming first solo album in February 2017, Sarah has been recognized as one of the most high-potential singer/songwriters in the Midwest, playing shows recently across California, New York City, Colorado, and throughout the Midwest.

Childhood: Sarah Christine was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in the birthplace of Minnesota - Stillwater. She then went on to play NCAA basketball and study Business and marketing which was also the timeframe where she fell in love with music. Aside from the piano, Sarah taught herself the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and found her voice. Along with her Major, Sarah was advised to also begin pursuing a music career.

Growing up, Sarah was classically trained on the piano and learned to play the guitar and ukulele in college while writing her own songs. Primarily self taught, Sarah talks about her sound and ear for music has been inspired by Folk, Pop, Classic and Indie music. Additionally, a love for Electronic music also evolved. A unique combination of many of those genres are evident in her new sound on her upcoming album, ‘Unheard’. Sarah has a great relationship with a number of talented Minneapolis DJs and musicians, in which their frequent collaboration on stage makes for inspiring performances of incredible raw talent. The production of Sarah’s debut album was all self produced within her studio, in Minneapolis.

Music Career: Sarah Christine will release her debut solo album, ‘Unheard’, in February 2017. Her single ‘Say I Do’ was released January 6, 2017. Pre Order of the full album can be purchased starting February 3, 2017 and the Release is on Friday, February 10, 2017. The entire album is self produced by Sarah, mixed by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording and mastered by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering. Whether a solo, intimate, performance, or partnered with full band, SC is packing venues across the country with airplay beginning January 2017, with her debut single!
Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade
Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade
Brian Laidlaw is a poet, songwriter and educator from Northern California. He earned an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Stanford University, where he first began setting his poems to music; after graduating, he spent several years as a touring folksinger. He went on to earn an MFA in Poetry at the University of Minnesota, and then to join the Songwriting faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN.

In recent years, Brian’s work has appeared widely in magazines including New American Writing, The Iowa Review, Handsome, jubilat, Field, Quarter After Eight, Agni and many others. He also had poems in The Arcadia Project anthology (Ahsahta Press), lyrics in American Songwriter Magazine, and credits as a Songwriting Consultant on multiple Grammy-Award-winning and Grammy-nominated albums, most recently Saddle Up by The Okee Dokee Brothers.

Brian’s releases include the vinyl-LP-plus-poetry-chapbook AMORATORIUM (Paper Darts Press), the book/album THE STUNTMAN (Milkweed Editions), the 7” vinyl single JEREMIAD (Hymie’s Vintage Records), and the new full-length collection THE MIRRORMAKER (Milkweed Editions, 2018).

Brian has now joined the Creative Writing program at the University of Denver, where he is a PhD candidate in poetry; his work there focuses on the relationship between poem-forms, song-forms and landforms. He continues to tour nationally and internationally, both solo and with his band The Family Trade.
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/