A special Fundraiser for The Elephant Crisis Fund: The Dirty Knobs featuring Mike Campbell, and John Kay (Of Steppenwolf)

SohO & Earl Minnis present:

A special Fundraiser for The Elephant Crisis Fund: The Dirty Knobs featuring Mike Campbell, and John Kay (Of Steppenwolf)

Sat 3.31.18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30.00 - $90.00

GA Tickets at door - 9PM

This event is 21 and over

John Kay will perform a solo acoustic set at 8:00, followed by a Steppenwolf set w/ the Dirty Knobs. Dirty Knobs will play a dance set at 9:30 until close

John Kay (of Steppenwolf)
John Kay (of Steppenwolf)
John Kay was born in East Prussia (then part of Germany) at the end of World War II. Trapped behind the iron curtain his first distinct memory is a daring nighttime escape with his mother to West Germany. While growing up in Hanover, John was profoundly affected by the American rock 'n' roll he heard on U.S. Armed Forces Radio. Though he didn't speak English at the time, the music's primal energy touched something deep in him, instilling both a driving ideal of personal freedom and an abiding interest in American culture. In 1958 he immigrated to Canada and continued his love affair with music, performing as a folk and blues singer throughout North America before joining the rock band The Sparrows which became part of the scene happening in Toronto’s Yorkville, later, San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury and finally LA’s Sunset Strip. There in 1967 Kay formed Steppenwolf, which quickly became one of the world’s foremost rock n’ roll bands releasing such standards as "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride” “Monster”, which today stand amongst Rock's most indelible anthems.
Supported by an intensely loyal following, John Kay and Steppenwolf continued to record and tour internationally until 2007 which marked the band's 40th anniversary and also their last year of intensive touring. Although John Kay still plays a limited number of concerts with the band each year, he does this primarily in order to continue the funding of the Maue Kay Foundation www.mauekay.org which he and his wife Jutta created in 2004. Much of their
time and energy is now devoted to the Foundation’s focus on wildlife conservation with John occasionally performing solo at fund raisers on behalf of NGOs the Foundation supports. As he has stated “Being able to lend a hand to those fighting to preserve our remaining living treasures; that is now my greatest reward”
More information on the history and music of John Kay & Steppenwolf
is available at:
The Dirty Knobs
The Dirty Knobs
The Dirty Knobs are an L.A.-based band that plays down and dirty Rock 'n Roll.

Members include Gator, Ape, Crawdaddy, and Swampfox.

Their real names are unknown. Their real identities are a mystery. Their motives, questionable
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101