Steve Poltz Shares New Song & Video For “Can O’ Pop”

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Veteran troubadour Steve Poltz has shared his effervescent new single, “Can O’ Pop,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by Oliver Wood and Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, the exuberant, syncopated track is joined by an official animated video, directed by Boston-based artist/animator Duncan Hatch (Galactic, American Authors) and premiering today via Rolling Stone Country, who called the song “a delirious delivery reminiscent of ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues.'” “Can O’ Pop” heralds the arrival of Poltz’s 14th solo album and first new LP in more than two years, Stardust & Satellites, due via Red House Records on Friday, February 18; pre-orders – and an exclusive line of new merch – are available now.

“What a glorious video that dude Mr. Hatch made,” Poltz told Rolling Stone Country. “He totally nailed it. I just watched it while on tour with The Wood Brothers. They let me ride on their fancy tour bus with them and they had a big old tv and we howled and danced and sang along at the top of our lungs. All I did was write the song with my pal Jano Rix. That video dude did all the heavy lifting. God bless him. Wow wow wow. It’s weird to see your song all grown up with a college degree.”

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Stardust & Satellites also includes the acclaimed singles, “Conveyor Belt” and “Miles In My Heart,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Hailed by American Songwriter for “his unhinged live performances, incredible way with a comedic lyric and ability to spin a ripping tale,” Poltz is marking the album’s release with a typically busy live schedule, kicking off with a very special album release party, set for Nashville, TN’s City Winery on February 22, and then continuing into the summer. Additional headline dates and festival appearances will be announced. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit poltz.com/concerts.

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Steve Poltz has spent more than three decades as a singer-songwriter-performer of the first order, earning international applause and fans around the world with his inspired brand of rockin’ countrified folk Americana. Having first made his bones as frontman for underground legends The Rugburns, the Halifax, NS-born tunesmith has established a critically lauded solo catalog while also collaborating with such diverse artists as Jewel – an ongoing creative partnership that includes co-writing the RIAA platinum certified #1 hit, “You Were Meant For Me” – and GRAMMY® Award-winning bluegrass phenom Billy Strings, to name but a few.

An exuberant, thoughtful batch of songs that celebrate life in all of its stages, Stardust & Satellites came to fruition last year as a result of one of those serendipitous situations created by the pandemic. Poltz, an irrepressible road dog and performance junkie who regularly spends more than 300 nights on the road each year, should’ve been on tour in 2020. Esteemed Nashville roots rockers The Wood Brothers (Chris Wood being a former neighbor to Steve), also should’ve been on tour. Stuck in Nashville, Steve often joined the Wood Brothers for outdoor socially distant hangs, and, on a whim, decided to record one song with the band’s Oliver Wood and Jano Rix.

The trio cut a song called “Frenemy,” a wistful, “keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” song that made it clear to all involved that they’d stumbled onto something special. With no studio clock ticking, no schedule or deadlines to meet, the companionship and ability to collaborate with like-minded musicians added a joyful diversion to what was a boring-ass year. Musically, the sky was the limit, and the group of musicians and friends embarked on a musical experience that found cast and crew reaching toward the stratosphere with Stardust & Satellites.

STEVE POLTZ
ON TOUR 2022

FEBRUARY
18 – Solana Beach, CA – 13th Annual 50th Birthday Bash @ Belly Up Tavern †
19 – Solana Beach, CA – 13th Annual 50th Birthday Bash @ Belly Up Tavern †† (SOLD OUT)
22 – Nashville, TN – City Winery (Stardust & Satellites Album Release Party) #

MARCH
1 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
2 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
4 – Sun Valley, ID – Sun Valley Museum (SOLD OUT)
5 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
6 – McCall, ID – Foresters Club
9 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
10 – Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove Underground
11 – Boulder, CO – eTown Hall
12 – Colorado Springs, CO – Friends House Concerts
25 – Safety Harbor, FL – Safety Harbor Art & Music Center
30 – St. Augustine, FL – Original Café Eleven
31 – Bluffton, SC – Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room

APRIL
3 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
4 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
10 – Piermont, NY – Turning Point Café
12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Loft at City Winery
13 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
14 – New York, NY – City Vineyard by City Winery
15 – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
16 – Exeter, NH – The Word Barn
20 – Oakville, ON – The Moonshine Café (SOLD OUT)
21 – Owen Sound, ON – Heartwood Concert Hall
22 – Orillia, ON – Roots North Music Festival *
23 – Haliburton, ON – Haliburton County Folk Society
25 – Picton, ON – Acoustic Grill
26 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
27 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern

MAY
17-21 – Joshua Tree, CA – BaHOOTenzie Folk Fest + SongSchool @ Joshua Tree Music Festival *
26-29 – Cumberland, MD – Del Fest *
26-29 – Grass Valley, CA – Strawberry Music Festival *

JUNE
24-26 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival *
30-7/1 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival *

* Festival Appearance
† w/special guest Aaron Lee Tasjan
†† w/ The Rugburns & special guests Oliver Wood and Lindsay Lou
# w/special guest Crystal Bowersox