Saturday, August 31, 2013

CD Review: Steve Poltz Is "Running Wild" On New Soundtrack Album

Canadian born singer/songwriter Steve Poltz, best known for his collaborations with the singer Jewel, is ready to release his next project, the soundtrack to the movie "Running Wild." The movie tells the life story of mustang activist Dayton O. Hyde and Poltz's acoustic picking, storytelling talents fit right in.
 
The soundtrack pulls out 26 ideas that were floating around in Poltz's head after meeting Mr. Hyde last year on his South Dakota Ranch. The songs like the country blues of "Mustang Call" and the more upbeat swing of "I Pray It Never Comes To This" showcases Poltz's amazing song-writing talents. The album is filled with one-minute (or less) musical interludes that are nice to hear, but probably would have more impact after seeing the movie and relating the songs to certain scenes. He brings some of his rock elements to "Spirit Hands" and "Ordinary Love," but its the gentle acoustics of "Giving Thanks" and "Song For Hank (Acoustic)" that gives the listener that feeling of vulnerability.
 
The movie and soundtrack will be released in October. Steve Poltz is performing live out west during the month of September. To find out more, please visit poltz.com.

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