Steve Poltz's 4th annual 50th Birthday Party Biography
SoCal’s Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation. His music - as both a solo artist and with cult legends The Rugburns - has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard Top 10, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies. He has collaborated with everyone from Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon, and his legendary live shows have earned him a ferocious global fan base that makes soccer hooligans seem coquettish and reserved. In fact, John Doe of X once said, "My idea of hell would be having Steve Poltz open for me every day. There's no place left for the audience to go."
With his latest record Noineen Noiny Noin, Poltz is back to remind the world that the intersection of beauty and madness is a majestic place to spend a little time. The title refers to one of Poltz’s many tours through Australia, where he asked a promoter if he remembered the year when Poltz first came through Oz. “Oi reckon it was noineen noiny noin,” the man said, referring to the year 1999. And thus an album was born.
Glen Phillips (from Toad the Wet Sprocket) Biography
Glen Phillips started his first band Toad the Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara in 1986 at age 15. Five years later, the group's third studio album Fear broke them into the mainstream as singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean" began garnering heavy radio play. The band continued touring and making music for another seven years before disbanding in 1998. Since then, Phillips has launched a successful solo career and Toad the Wet Sprocket has reconvened to consider releasing new material.
Since going solo, Phillips has released five records and two EPs, collaborated on two outside projects (Mutual Admiration Society and Works Progress Administration), released an EP with Plover (with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr) and also released an album as RemoteTreeChildren (with Portland's John Askew).
Tristan Prettyman Biography
With her first three recordings, The Love EP, breezy twentythree and Hello, Tristan Prettyman parlayed her smoky alto voice and laid-back surfer-girl-from-San-Diego charm into an eight-year career studded with highlights that included a No. 2 position on the iTunes Digital Albums chart for Hello and headlining tours across the U.S., Europe and Japan.
The Lovebirds Biography
One has perfect pitch. One has perfect dimples. Together, they make the perfect pair. Sounding very much not like The Indigo Girls (although they’ll take the compliment), The Lovebirds are a folk-pop duo featuring award-winning San Diego songwriters Lindsay White and Veronica May. While most of the songs on their debut album Nutsy Pants focus on love, life for The Lovebirds is not always chirpy. They have faced a host of obstacles throughout their musical and romantic partnership, but thanks to the power of love and music, The Lovebirds can take a beating and keep on tweeting.