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An Evening with Steve Poltz
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Zeeland Street Market
Date: April 15, 2020 to April 15, 2020
Where: Zeeland Street Market, 2031 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music, Family
Ticket Price: N/A
Throughout over three decades in music, Steve Poltz did it all and moreoften shared by way of his rockin countrified folk slices of sardonic Americana (hatched in Halifax). Of course, he co-wrote Jewels multiplatinum Hot 100-topping megahit You Were Meant For Me, but he also went on a whale watch with her and a few federales that turned into a drug bust. The two still share the story at every festival they play together. He made his bones as the frontman for underground legends The Rugburns, who burned rubber crisscrossing the continent on marathon tours and still pop up once in a while for the rare and quickly sold out reunion gig. In 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, he blessed the worlds ears with twelve solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently Folk Singer in 2015. NPR summed it up best, Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter. By 2016, he survived a stroke, endured anything the music industry could throw at him, and still performed like 280 days a year. However, he still never lived in Nashville, which represents a turning point in the story and the genesis of his 2018 Red House Records debut, Shine On My girlfriend Sharon sold the condo we were living in, and I was ready to live in a van, which seemed like a good idea for one nightthen I decided I wanted a kitchen and a closet, he admits. Sharon wanted to move to Nashville, because she thought it would be good for me. It caused a huge fight. Id been in San Diego since 1980, and thats where I cut my musical teeth. I thought Id never leave. In fact, at the height of our fight, I said, Im not leaving San Diego. I am San Diego! This makes me laugh now. As soon as I got to Nashville, I immediately knew I wanted to make a record in Music City. So, the man who once protested I am San Diego made Shine On in his new home of Nashville with one of its elder statesmen behind the board, Will Kimbrough [Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell]
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