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.
== Biography =
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."