The Warming House Presents At the 318 Cafe: Chris Koza, Brianna Lane, John Louis

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The Warming House Presents At the 318 Cafe: Chris Koza, Brianna Lane, John Louis

Sun · April 29, 2018

4:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

The Warming House Presents at the 318 Cafe!

Chris Koza
Chris Koza
Chris Koza is a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter, and has released three albums since 2004 -- "Exit Pesce," "Patterns," and "A Friend of a Friend" (EP). Music critics have compared Chris' sound to Wilco, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Beck, and Ryan Adams, among others. He performs live with a band, which includes anywhere from 2-7 members.

Deep into autumn of 2004 Chris released his debut album "Exit Pesce" in an apartment. But it wasn't until early the following year when a little blurb by Rob van Alstyne of the Pulse Magazine was printed before anyone really took notice of the album, calling Exit Pesce "An under-the-radar-music-stunner-phenomenon"

In April 2006, Chris released "Patterns," which went on to receive more acclaim, including a Minnesota Music Award for Best Pop Recording (Chris also won the Best Male Vocalist award).

At the end of 2006, Patterns was kindly included in some local best-of lists, coming in at 10 in the Star Tribune's annual Twin Cities Critics Tally, and at 1 in Chris Riemenschneider's (Star Tribune Music Critic) top ten local albums list.

"Koza knocks the listener off balance by pairing his avant-garde lyrical inclinations with precise folk-pop melodies of a largely traditional bent delivered in a clear, pleasing tenor, recalling '70s singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and Paul Simon in the process." --Rob Van Alstyne, Pulse of the Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN
Brianna Lane
Brianna Lane
Brianna Lane is an Americana singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. She has the voice of a chain-smoking angel, songs that balance hope and despair, and the stage presence of an old friend.

For fans of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Ryan Adams.

“Poised, ambitious, a soul-singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist.”
— Jim Walsh (Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN)
John Louis
John Louis
John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter who crafts twangy folk songs about love and loss.

Louis writes to connect the personal with the universal: hope and longing, change and regret, love and death, loneliness and kindness.

For fans of Townes Van Zandt, Patty Griffin, Kris Kristofferson and Lucinda Williams.


“John Louis's songwriting is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt.” The Current, Radio Heartland

“Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota is both gentle and intense. It welcomes listeners in, and gives them something to think about.” No Depression

“Rootsy singer/songwriter John Louis [is] equal parts John Prine and Robert Earl Keen . . . .” StarTribune

"A terrific live album!" The Sundilla Radio Hour (commenting on "Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, Minnesota")

“’Drift ... deserves a spot in any real roots-Americana lover's library.” Jim Walsh, former City Pages music editor and award-winning columnist for the Pioneer Press.

“Love it!” Jonathan Byrd (commenting on “Drift”)
Venue Information:
318 Cafe
318 Water Street
Excelsior, MN, 55331