LP includes free album download card.
A true musical iconoclast, Steve Poltz has done it all. Born in Nova Scotia but associated with his years in San Diego, California, Poltz has co-written an iconic, multiplatinum single (“You Were Meant For Me” with then girlfriend Jewel), signed to a major label (he chafed under the restrictions) and created a career as a songwriter, humorist and collaborator with a fervid following. Now based in Nashville, TN; Poltz has, for the first time in two decades, decided to partner with a label, Red House Records. Bookended by songs inspired as a response to a mass shooting, SHINE ON, produced by Will Kimbrough, is Poltz at his most searching and insightful, with the wry, slightly skewed world-view that has endeared him to so many.
“Steve is the ultimate troubadour—a highly engaging storyteller and performer. I’m glad our paths crossed all those years ago. It’s been downhill since then, but, regardless, I’m glad he is alive and representing the legal needs of pets.” —Jewel
“Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.”
—NPR Mountain Stage
“Steve’s new record was recorded in my backyard. He sat down and started playing songs that expressed deep empathy, wicked humor, and so much soul… I sat back, pressed ‘record’, added a few things here and there. Steve’s a bright light. I listen to this record all the time. It makes my life better.” —Will Kimbrough
“I thought I was creative until I met Steve Poltz.” —Steve Wozniak