Playing his second last concert in Ontario before heading back to Nashville, Steve Poltz, singer, song-writer, excellent guitarist and story-teller was very entertaining as he told sometimes irreverent, sometimes crazy stories and sang many of his own songs, including one he made up about Highgate while onstage.
One of his lengthy stories was about a wild trip down the Baja peninsula back in the 90s with singer Jewel. The trip resulted in his song that became her hit “You were meant for me”. He also played several wonderful guitar solos including “Moon River”, the song originally sung by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in the early 60s. In all, an entertaining, energetic evening which earned Steve two standing ovations.
To suggest that Steve Poltz isn’t normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy.
Born among the hearty seafaring folk of Canada’s Halifax, Nova Scotia, Poltz has lived most of his life in Southern California, where the sun treated his rocky Canadian DNA like clothes in a dryer. Naturally a spectrum of cultural and emotional tensions arose and he eventually sought refuge in the art of songwriting, where he tapped into an unforgettable and often horrifying depth of unhinged genius.
His live shows have captivated audiences far and wide with a mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and the occasional spoken word rants which have been known to incite riots. He can take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of the same song. Steve Poltz transcends the word “talented.” He is unforgettable in all the right ways.
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