"Steve Poltz" (born February 19, 1960) is a Canadian-born American singer-songwriter and guitarist based in San Diego, California. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for co-writing the Jewel song "You Were Meant For Me."
As a solo artist, he often performs acoustic-only "good old-fashioned sing-along" shows. His songs feature simple, poignant melodies and quirky, satirical lyrics.
Poltz was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and later immigrated with his family to Palm Springs, California. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in political science, he met guitarist Robert Driscoll and formed The Rugburns.
Poltz and his bandmates developed a local and national cult following by playing coffeehouses and bars. While performing dates at the Innerchange Coffeehouse in San Diego, he formed a professional and personal relationship with Jewel, frequently opening for her on tours, co-writing songs, and appearing in her music video for "You Were Meant For Me."