Steve Poltz
Canadian singer
Steve Poltz
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.
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2014 SXSW Music Festival Announces Second Billing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival has announced the second slate of artists who will be performing at the 28th edition taking place from March 11 through March 16 in Austin, Texas. This billing brings the total number of confirmed acts to over 500, but only encompasses a small portion of what is to come in this year's festival, says Elizabeth Derczo, SXSW publicist. A quick glance reveals standout artists such as electronic music trailblazer Gary Numan, the bluesy strummings of G. Love, electronic rock duo Phantogram, and the lyrically-endowed Talib Kweli. However, SXSW is all about bringing together rising musical acts for six days of well-deserved exposure, so each one of them warrants thorough examination. Give the list a read below, and make sure to check out the first listing of bands here. Achilles (Atlanta GA) Aeges (Los Angeles CA) Air Traffic Controller (Boston MA) Alika & Nueva Alianza (Los Angeles CA) Anushka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) The Apache Relay ( ...
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The Weird and Wonderful Billy Harvey: Turning the World Into His <i>Taiwan Oyster</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Billy Harvey was 19, living in Texas, playing a mostly self-taught guitar for five years, he formally set off on his first artistic life journey because, "My body was telling me to move to California." Billy found a vehicle he thought could handle the trip and made the owner an offer she couldn't refuse. One used Yankee dollar. No Mafia consigliore, horse's heads or hoofs were involved. The seller happened to be Billy's mom. Billy not only got to Los Angeles in Mom's van, he lived in it for several years with his girlfriend, who was not happy with their habitat. Fortunately lust conquered all until Billy found enough paying gigs to vacate the van. "I just wanted to play guitar in a rock band. I didn't consider myself a musician. After the band made some records, I was asked how I pictured my future, and I realized that I wanted to write lyrics and songs." The first song he wrote? "Hilarious!" he howls, "but I still have a cassette of it and I liked it at that time, when I li ...
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Mike Ragogna: ICON & Twelve Tales: Conversations with Belinda Carlisle and A.J. Croce, Plus Rachel Barton Pine's Audio Exclusive
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A Conversation with Belinda Carlisle Mike Ragogna: Belinda, you have a new collection that's part of the ICON series from Universal featuring your new single "Sun." Can you tell us about the new recording? Belinda Carlisle: Well, it's funny because I really had no interest in doing another English speaking pop record. My last record was all in French. I couldn't really see myself doing anything in the sort of vein that I'd been in before unless it was really, really good. My son has been on me about doing something new, but I said, "No." Then he brought me this song that a friend of his had written and I thought, "Oh my God, this is really good." It needed some lyrical work, so with the help of Jane Wiedlin, my band mate, and Gabe Lopez who wrote the song originally, we came up with a song about looking on the brighter side of things and celebrating life. We were debating what kind of format to release it on, but then Universal approached my management about doing a n ...
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Kristin McCracken: Music Fit for a Cowboy: Steve Poltz on the Soundtrack for Slamdance 2013's Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde
Huffington Post - about 4 years
“I always believed man doesn't have dominion over wildlife... instead, man has a responsibility to take care of all our fellow travelers on this earth.” -- Dayton O. Hyde Suzanne Mitchell's directorial debut, the documentary Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde, will premiere on Sunday, January 19, at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film’s subject is an 87-year-old cowboy poet who has dedicated his life to saving wild horses on the land of the American West. In the late 1980s, Hyde founded the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South Dakota, which has grown into a 12,000-acre refuge where wild mustangs are allowed to run free, safe from the dangers of civilization. Photo courtesy Free Running Films Running Wild is a starkly beautiful film, with majestic shots of the sanctuary in South Dakota, the Yamsi Ranch in western Oregon, and Hyde's family home in northern Michigan. At the same time, Hyde’s story is Forrest Gump-like in ...
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Events in Connecticut - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Poltz, rock. Sept. 23 at 8 pm $15 and $20. The Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, classical. Sept. 24 at 8 pm $10 and $25; under 12, free. Quadre, French horn. Sept. 25 at 3 pm $25. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street
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Songwriter Steve Poltz due Thursday at NightCat - The Star Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
EASTON West Coast songwriter Steve Poltz on Thursday, Sept. 22, will return to NightCat. Poltz will perform at 8 pm Tickets are $20. So who is Poltz? Well, he trick-or-treated at Liberace&#39;s house, planned a two-day stay in Amsterdam that ended a month
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Music Box: Catch up with Magpie tomorrow night - Annapolis Capital
Google News - over 5 years
And, last but not least, singer and funny songwriter Steve Poltz plays his tunes at NightCat in Easton on Thursday night (8 pm). Michael Buckley is writer, producer and host of the Sunday Brunch each week from 7-10 am on 103.1 WRNR-FM
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Events in Westchester - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Poltz, rock. Sept. 25 at 7 pm $25. The Turning Point, 468 Piermont Avenue. turningpointcafe.com; (845) 359-1089. POUGHKEEPSIE Bardavon Opera House The Temptations, soul. Sept. 11 at 5 pm $20 and $25; under 12, free
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Trapping Gold at SoundDiego's SDMT Happy Hour - NBC San Diego (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Then, at 6 pm, after you&#39;ve gone to panels at the Lafayette Hotel with such musical luminaries as Steve Poltz (the co-writer of Jewel&#39;s hit “You Were Meant for Me”); Tim Mays of the Casbah; David Kennedy, who helps organize Angels &amp; Airwaves&#39; tours;
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Steve Poltz Benefit Concert Now On Sale - The Desert Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Poltz returns to Palm Springs Saturday, October 15 to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Palm Springs literacy programs. / Lauren Cohen Tickets are now on sale for the Steve Poltz Concert to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Palm Springs literacy programs and
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Steve Poltz (guest post) - Ottawa Citizen (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Poltz is pretty much the most fun you will ever have at a music festival. Poltz thrives in the kind of intimate venue where you can see the creases in his hat when he throws it on the floor and stomps on it — and no, that&#39;s no kind of metaphor
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Entertainment Calendar – Aug. 11, 2011 - Pomerado Newspaper Group
Google News - over 5 years
San Diego legend Steve Poltz takes the stage 6-9 pm Wednesday, Aug. 17. Brett Dennen performs 6-9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography is at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Concerts are ages 21 and up only
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Zach, muni-band lined up for Mainstreet Market - Spencer Daily Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
His travels have had him performing over 200 shows a year from coast to coast and on stage with the likes of Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Maia Sharp, Steve Poltz, Jon McLaughlin, War, and Chicago. Spencer Municipal Band will be featured at the Mainstreet
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Entertainment Calendar Aug. 4, 2011 - Pomerado Newspaper Group
Google News - over 5 years
San Diego legend Steve Poltz takes the stage 6-9 pm Wednesday, Aug. 17. Brett Dennen performs 6-9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography is at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Concerts are ages 21 and up only
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Steve Poltz to Return to Palm Springs for Benefit Concert - The Desert Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Poltz, internationally known singer/songwriter, returns to the stomping grounds of his youth to perform a concert to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Palm Springs. The concert will be Saturday, October 15 at 6:00pm and tickets are only $20.00
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Poltz
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    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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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 44
    Poltz has collaborated as a songwriter with A. J. Croce on Croce's 2004 album Adrian James Croce.
    More Details Hide Details According to his website biography, Poltz considers "Everything About You" to be the favorite among his own songs. It appears on the soundtrack album to the movie Notting Hill. Poltz is known to name his various guitars. They include Smokey Joe, which he saved from being destroyed, Clackety-Clack, Flowerpot, and Trailer-Trash.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 40
    In 2000, Poltz was awarded the title of "San Diego's Most Influential Artist of the Decade" at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Poltz guest-starred in the web series Up the Creek as a Canadian country singer named Peeve Stoltz. He improvised the songs in the episode during filming.
  • 1998
    Age 38
    In 1998, Poltz released his first solo album, One Left Shoe, for Mercury Records.
    More Details Hide Details A disagreement in the artistic direction of his material led to him leaving the label and forming his own company, 98 Pounder Records. Five years later, he recorded Chinese Vacation, an album heavily influenced by the events of September 11 and the murder of one of his closest friends. During a radio interview and performance on the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw radio program, he performed a "male" version of "You Were Meant For Me". During the bridge, he went on a 5-minute rant on David Cassidy and assorted stories in Las Vegas, including one that led to the album name "One Left Shoe". Poltz also performed the song on the Bob and Tom Show and included the Cassidy story during the bridge.
  • 1996
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As a solo artist, he often performs acoustic-only "good old-fashioned sing-along" shows. His songs have been noted for their simple melodies and satirical lyrics. Poltz was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and later immigrated with his family to Pasadena, California, then to Palm Springs, California. He attended the University of San Diego, where he received a degree in political science, he met guitarist Robert Driscoll and The Rugburns were formed. Poltz and his bandmates developed a local and national cult following by playing coffeehouses and bars. While performing dates at the Innerchange Coffeehouse in San Diego, he formed a relationship with Jewel, frequently opening for her on tours, co-writing songs, and appearing in her music video for "You Were Meant For Me." The song won her 2nd place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 song charts, charting in four other categories in the USA, and several European countries. Poltz has also covered songs by others, which include some Jerry Hannan songs at live gigs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born on February 19, 1960.
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