Squirrel Hitches Ride with Rock Star

The album Traveling by guitarist Steve Poltz has received tons of critical praise, such as the following from the Houston Press: “a super-smart power-pop gem, an album that should endear itself to all kinds of personalities, sane or insane.”

But the point I found most interesting from this wrap-up of Poltz’s life is his newest traveling companion:

“Steve, the band and the tour manager, however, are not alone in the (tour) van. There’s also a squirrel who hitched a ride a month ago in Eugene, Oregon, and refuses to leave. “There’s plenty for him to live on — rotten burritos, discarded French fries, almonds . . .,” Steve says. “But now we’re trying to find him a female squirrel to keep him company.” “

Speak, rodent:

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