Directly after Life Elsewhere’s Earth Day Edition, Norman B dashed off to Seattle to host a very special charity event, Kiss The Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert on Earth Day, April 22 at the Experience Music Project Museum’s Sky Church, benefiting wild Orca research and advocacy. The stellar line-up of artists are all keenly interested in or actively involved with Orca advocacy, including Heart, Graham Nash, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Country Joe McDonald, Ian McLagan and more. The Kiss The Sky event celebrates the orca—the totem species of the Pacific Northwest—while supporting The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, OrcaLab on BC’s Hanson Island, and Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project in Berkeley. These groups are diligently working to recover endangered orcas and advocate for their freedom and well-being.
To promote the concert, Norman B was invited onto The Bob River’s Show Seattle’s top-rated morning-drive radio program at KJR 95.7 fm. The two radio personalities met live on air for the first time and recalled the days when they were supposedly bitter enemies at rival radio stations. Norman B talked about the early days of Grunge and his involvement in the Seattle music scene.