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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Steve Poltz/Trouble In The Wind

Airs Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Steve Poltz performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.

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Above: Steve Poltz performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.

San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast.

Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District.

This episode features performances by Steve Poltz and Trouble In The Wind.

Live At The Belly Up: Steve Poltz/Trouble In The Wind


San Diego's Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation.

As both a solo artist and with his cult legend band The Rugburns, Steve's music has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio across the country and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies.

He has collaborated with everyone from Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon, and his legendary live show has earned him a ferociously loving and loyal global fan base.

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Steve Poltz performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.

On this episode of LIVE AT THE BELLY UP, Steve plays fan favorites from his solo albums before crowd surfing over to the Belly Up bar top for hits from The Rugburns days.

Connect with Steve Poltz on Facebook, and you can follow @stevepoltz on Twitter.


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Close-up photo of Robby Gira, from Trouble In The Wind.

Trouble In The Wind has been labeled as folk, Americana, alternative, country, surf rock and more but the Carlsbad quartet likes to call themselves rock and roll.

With hints of Roy Orbison, Calexico and Talking Heads, the band's stripped-down organic sound is a multi-instrumental collective featuring Robby Gira's staggering powerful vocals at the center of their songs.

The group's instrumentation of accordion, upright bass, banjo, and guitars color the emotional songs which blend and range from ballads to soulful surf folk rockers.

On this episode, the band is joined by special guests Lauren Reeder on vocals and Saffron James on guitar.

Connect with Trouble in the Wind on Facebook, and you can follow @TroubleNTheWind on Twitter.

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Trouble In The Wind performs live at the Belly Up Tavern.


Episodes of LIVE AT THE BELLY UP are available for viewing on demand.

Belly Up brings the best in new, up-and-coming artists as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin & more! Visit their online calendar of shows.

Belly Up is on Facebook, and you can follow @BellyUpMusic on Twitter.

Photo credit: Courtesy of ©2012 Daniel Knighton/Pixel Perfect Images

Exterior photo of the Belly Up, located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, Calif., 92075.

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