“I never stopped. It gets better every year. I’m the most tireless musician you will ever meet…” -Steve Poltz
You’ll love this hilarious and insightful talk with a true Zen master of the music business, singer-songwriter Steve Poltz.
This is one of the wildest Fretboard Journal conversations we’ve had. Sit back and listen to Steve’s excellent new album, Stardust & Satellitesproduced by Oliver Wood and Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers.
We also hear about Steve’s childhood encounter with Elvis, some really wild gigs with the Rugburns, why you should never open that gig for Styx, why record sales don’t matter, the dangers of cocaine (and elephants) and why Bob Taylor didn’t want Steve “Smokey Joe” (his now prized Taylor guitar). Poltz famously co-wrote “You Were Meant for Me” with Jewel, but he continues to write with some of our favorite artists, including Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Anthony da Costa and Sierra Hull. We hear about all of this… and more.
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