In October 2018 we gave our last performance. It had been 50 years since our first album was released and I felt it was time for Steppenwolf to retire. However the primary reason for our touring during recent years was to provide financial support for the Maue Kay Foundation. With the ‘Wolf’ funding now gone, I decided; in order to continue support for MKF, to create a new project titled:

“BORN TO BE WILD: From Rock Star to Wildlife Advocate”

John Kay of Steppenwolf and his journey of transformation

It is a multi-media presentation which tells my personal story, the history and career of Steppenwolf and my transition to becoming a wildlife advocate. I narrate this presentation on stage while over 100 Video & Audio clips and images are projected on a large screen behind me. If you’re familiar with TED Talks, then picture a similar presentation except BTBW is 1 hour and 15 minutes long and – after a brief intermission – is followed with an acoustic solo performance by yours truly.

While my aim is to entertain and to inform, the presentation’s main purpose is to raise awareness about the ongoing loss of our living treasures, the wildlife defenders who fight to preserve them and to inspire support for the Maue Kay Foundation. I hope you’re able to attend the BTBW presentation when it comes to your area. We’ve received many favorable comments from those who’ve attended BTBW so far and the most encouraging remarks have been: “Now that I know…. I care”

Stay wild: JK

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