Steve Poltz

Born Feb 19, 1960

Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born American singer-songwriter and guitarist based in San Diego, California. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for co-writing the #2 Jewel song "You Were Meant for Me". He appeared in the video, and has worked with Jewel on many occasions, such as tours, her platinum and diamond albums, and singles. As a solo artist, he often performs acoustic-only "good old-fashioned sing-along" shows.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Apr 02, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jan 11, 2013


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1960 Birth Born on February 19, 1960.


1996 36 Years Old He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for his collaborations with singer Jewel, especially the 1996 single, "You Were Meant for Me" which reached number 2 in the US. … Read More
1998 38 Years Old In 1998, Poltz released his first solo album, One Left Shoe, for Mercury Records. … Read More


2000 40 Years Old In 2000, Poltz was awarded the title of "San Diego's Most Influential Artist of the Decade" at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old Poltz has collaborated as a songwriter with A. J. Croce on Croce's 2004 album Adrian James Croce. … Read More


2016 56 Years Old Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay, released in early 2016 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, features Poltz' version of Finlay's "The Plight of the Bumblebee."
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