In the summer of 2008, Steve Poltz traveled back to his birthplace of Halifax, Nova Scotia to perform a series of shows. Mid-way through one of the dates, he noticed award winning songwriter, producer and performer Joel Plaskett in the audience. A long time fan, Poltz invited him on stage to perform the classic, “Light of the Moon,” from Down At The Khyber. The two formed an instant friendship.
Soon after, plans were made for Plaskett to produce Poltz’s next release at his studio, Scotland Yard. Recorded in analog on 16-track, 2-inch tape, the resulting, Dreamhouse (New Scotland, 2010), is Poltz’s finest offering to date.
Starting with the stark and haunting title-track, as it progresses, the album’s scope develops to include beautiful melodies and lush, quirky arrangements. Herohill said of the work, “this record will be another gem in his sparkling catalog.”
Poltz continues to tour like a man possessed. Performing from Australia to Canada and throughout The United States of America, he clocks over 220 dates a year. The former Rugburns front man performs anywhere from house concerts to clubs and theaters, either touring solo or with his band The Flight Attendants. His fine finger picking and humorous storytelling have kept his fan base growing through word of mouth. His recent performance at NPR's Mountain Stage in West Virginia garnered a standing ovation.