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LISTEN: Steve Poltz Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

A man with a hat, long grey hair, a red jacket and white pants holds his guitar above his head in his right hand and his left arm is raised above his head.
Steve Poltz performs on Mountain Stage in Rohnert Park, CA.
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On this week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, host Kathy Mattea welcomes songwriter, producer and legend of the B3 organ, Booker T. Jones, bluesy folk singer and songwriter Chris Smither, renowned hitmaker, singer and multi-instrumentalist Karla Bonoff, songwriter and storytelling wild man Steve Poltz, and honey-toned singer and writer Amber Rubarth to the stage in Rohnert Park, California.

This episode was recorded at the Green Music Center – Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University in August 2023.

Folk hero and storytelling master, Steve Poltz has our Song of the Week. In this delightfully fizzy performance of “Can O’ Pop,” Poltz is backed by the Mountain Stage Band. The song comes from his 2023 album Stardust & Satellites.

Listen for this episode beginning Friday, July 12 on these public radio stations.

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