John Kay – Returning to his Roots and Performing Solo
All pictures and information shown with courtesy of John Kay. Link to John's biography Steppenwolf homepage ==>
2019 John Kay Solo Acoustic Concert Dates:
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ ==>
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm - Location: The Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA ==>
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm - Location: Dakota, Minneapolis, MN ==>
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm - Location: The Triple Door, Seattle, WA ==>
Friday, September 20, 2019 - Time 8 PM - Location: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY ==>
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Time: 3:45 - 4:30 PM - Location: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA ==>
2020 John Kay Solo Acoustic Concert Dates (Cancelled due to COVID-19):
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - The Historic Everett Theatre, Everett, WA ==>
Friday, April 17 + Saturday, April 18, 2020 - The Iridium, New York City, NY ==>
After 50 years of performing, Steppenwolf played its final show in October 2018 and John Kay (founder, vocalist and primary songwriter of Steppenwolf) has returned to his early musical days and will perform solo.
His first exposure to American music was through the Armed Forces Radio Network in Germany. After moving to North America, he studied the Library of Congress field recordings of John & Alan Lomax and later attended the 1964 & 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, where the topical songs of singer/songwriters had a profound influence on him.
Over the years, as leader and singer of Steppenwolf (Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher, Monster, etc.), John recorded a number of solo albums, rooted in Folk Music, Blues and the Singer/Songwriter tradition. His anticipated solo performances will feature select songs from those albums as well as newly written material; showcasing the more private side of his music and songwriting.
After five decades as a well-known player in the global music arena, John Kay will now begin an additional chapter and bring his more personal songs and stories to audiences; those familiar with Steppenwolf and John Kay and those who will encounter John Kay and his music for the first time.
JOHN KAY SOLO PERFORMANCE BOOKING and APPEARANCES
I have had the privilege and honor of hosting John Kay at the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal.
I also had the privilege to representing John as a solo artist from Feb 2019 - Jan 2020 as his booking agent and artist manager.
It was an exceptional experience for all involved and I appreciated this opportunity very much.
For booking and related information please contact Paradise Artist Agency.
Links to two of John's showcase performances at the Cantina Navarro at the 2019 FAI Conference: