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Steve Poltz ready to Shine On at Roots North Music Festival

Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter
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Steve Poltz will be performing at this year's Roots North Music Festival. Contributed photo

We’re very excited to present at Roots North 2020… Steve Poltz

In the 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, Steve Poltz blessed the world’s ears with 13 solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently, Shine On in 2019. NPR summed it up best, “Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.”

Evoking themes of “hope, love, contemplation, celebration of Wednesday, pharmacists, and the fact that windows are not inanimate objects and they sometimes have conversations with each other,” Shine On represents Steve at his most inspired and insightful.

The opener and title track pairs a delicate vocal with lithely plucked acoustic strings as he urges everyone to, “Shine on, shine on.”

In the end, for everything you can call him “searcher, smartass, movie freak, lover of technology, news junkie, baseball fan to nth degree, lapsed Catholic who still believes in God even though all his friends are atheists and think he’s an idiot, and maker of fun,” you might just call Steve that little light in the dark we all need in this day and age.

Or Nashville’s Canadian Jiminy Cricket…

The Roots North Music Festival is slated for April 23-25 in downtown Orillia, with main stage events happening at St. Paul's Centre.

Pick up a weekend pass at Alleycats Music & Art in Downtown Orillia or head to our website




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