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Steve Poltz


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He trick-or-treated at Liberace’s house, planned a two-day stay in Amsterdam that ended a month later with him escaping the city under the cover of darkness, and was Bob Hope’s favorite altar boy. Alone, these anecdotes go well with a fistful of peanuts at a cocktail party. But on top of these add that this person also co-wrote the longest-running song on the Billboard Top 100, had a debut solo album that earned three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, and was awarded the title of “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade” at the San Diego Music Awards. What you end up with is one of the most engaging, twisted, and prolific songwriters of our time - Steve Poltz.

“Paying dues” is certainly not a foreign concept to most successful musicians, but Steve seems to have single handedly redefined what that phrase means. Born among the hearty, seafaring folk of Halifax, Nova Scotia, his parents up and moved him to Palm Springs, where he was raised. After a rather liberal approach to the liberal arts at the University of San Diego, Poltz began his colorful musical career selling pipe nipples. Let us forego the fact that pipe nipples exist, let alone the fact that an entire industry seems to be devoted to their commerce. No, we need to confront how it is that a pipe nipple guy from Palm Springs ended up flying around the world in a private jet, playing songs like “SkyfuckinglineofToronto” to stadiums full of rabid, screaming fans.


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  • itscarliBITCH

    can't wait to see steve poltz on tour soon. 4 dates near me YES! <3

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • TheRealTuatara

    I love this crazy son of a bitch

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jbecan

    I was wrong. Two different CD's. ..Where's "Traveling"? ..and where can you buy "Unraveling"? : )

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jbecan

    His latest CD is titled "Traveling", not "Unraveling".

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • usuallyitserin

    twangy awesomeness.

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
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    27 May 2009 Reply
  • adrianamarion

    アルベロベロのちいさな村でいつも聴いていたの 自転車にのって・・・ Steve Gratie!

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • keinmullergoyet

    Steve! フォトいい感じね Gpは何してるのかしら? この写真かっこいいわね

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • miriya99


    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • jewelworshiper

    i loooove STEVE!!! i met him in san diego! and got to hang out with him after one of his shows :D

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • cskaryd

    Didn't know until now he has a new album...

    7 Mar 2008 Reply
  • lofolulu

    Wow! I went to Steve's songwriting class Oklahooma City. He is an AWESOME storyteller! I never laughed so hard at a concert before. Just a truly REAL guy.

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • krazedmika

    I love Steve Poltz I think that he is awesome. If you guys like him you should check out the interviews that he did.

    27 Feb 2008 Reply
  • amhoffman

    Look up Steve on youtube. He has a hilarious story about how he and Jewel wrote you were meant for me

    15 Feb 2008 Reply
  • jugbo

    Steve played with Jonatha Brooks last night in Portland, and he was GREAT. He has at least one more super fan now!

    16 Jun 2007 Reply
  • joffeman

    i love you. shhh, it's our little secret.

    20 Aug 2006 Reply

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