A true musical iconoclast, Steve Poltz has done it all. He was born in Nova Scotia but first made his mark during his years in San Diego with cowpunk cult faves The Rugburns. Poltz co-wrote an iconic, multiplatinum single ('You Were Meant For Me' with then girlfriend Jewel), signed to a major label (he chafed under the restrictions) and created a career as a songwriter, humorist and and collaborator with a fervid following. Now based in Nashville; Poltz has, for the first time in two decades, decided to partner with a label, Compass Records. Bookended by songs inspired as a response to a mass shooting, Shine On, produced by Will Kimbrough, is Poltz at his most searching and insightful, with the wry, slightly skewed world-view that has endeared him to so many.