Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz

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You have not experienced true entertainment until you sit in the audience at one of Steve Poltz's shows.

Biography

Steven Joseph Joshua Poltz left his post as an altar boy at SAINT Theresa’s Catholic Church and started writing songs. Perhaps it was the shock of the Desert heat or the trauma of the move from Halifax Nova Scotia.

For some reason he started a band called The Rugburns and began Touring, From Tijuana Mexico to Honalulu to New York City. He painted the Name of St. Joseph’s Catholic school on the side of his Van so cops would leave him alone.

As a boy in PalmSprings he went Trick oR Treating at Liberace’s House and Met Elvis Presley at his private Jet at the Airport. (he still thinks Elvis hugged his 13 year old sister too Long)

After graduating from Univ. of San Diego (Political Science) he started touring and recording.

He went solo in 1998 And released one left Shoe on Mercury Records The Album garnered 3 1/2 stars in Rolling Stone.

Answering Machine is 56 songs all 45 seconds long. Outgoing messages from his home Machine. This is one of Neil Young’s favorite records.

Steve has won Best Acoustic Artist 3X
Artist of the Year 2X
and Influential Artist of the Decade at the San Diego Music Awards.

He has had songs featured in numerous television shows Dharma & Greg, Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five
Movie Soundtracks
Notting Hill, Jack Frost

He co-wrote Jewel’s biggest hit You Were meant for Me and starred in the Video as the shirtless Skinny Guy.

Has played with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Jewel, The Wallflowers, Bare Naked Ladies, Rusted Root, John Doe, Bob Schneider, Lucinda Williams etc etc

Toured Australia, Europe, Japan, Canada, New Zealand.
Played as a street Musician all over Europe and Morrocco.

Discography

Chinese Vacation (98 Pounder)
One Left Shoe ( Mercury)
Conversations Over a Cerveza
Live at Largo