During a radio interview and performance on the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw radio program, he performed a "male" version of "You Were Meant For Me".
The interview also covers a time Poltz received free medical treatment following a skiing accident and other intriguing tales from the road.
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What: 33rd annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music When: Steve Poltz performs at 4 p.m. June 12Where: Hop Monk Stage, Seventh Street, downtown Novato Admission: Free Information: Singer-songwriter-guitarist Steve Poltz, who hit the jackpot co-writing Jewel’s 1996 smash single “You Were Meant for Me” and has lived the life of an itinerant troubadour ever since, suffered a stroke on stage a year and a half ago that somehow rearranged his brain cells, turning him into a latter-day Deadhead.
“I was never into the Dead, but after the stroke their music makes total sense to me,” he says via cellphone as he walked the streets of Manhattan, heading to Columbus Circle for a business meeting.
“It did something to my brain that got me totally into the Dead.