Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors

Musical Performer

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors

Musical Performer

Biography

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are back for their second Pittsburgh Recovery Walk to perform a lively mix of roots-rock and folk with tribal undertones. Bringing nearly three decades of experience, former Rusted Root drummer/percussionist, Jim Donovan, founded the Sun King Warriors. After leaving Rusted Root in the early 2000s, Donovan began exploring the therapeutic effects of drumming. He helped institute drum circle programs nationally in organizations serving people with disabilities as well as people in recovery from addiction.

Donovan now leads the Sun King Warriors as singer, guitarist, and writer. He is accompanied by bassist Kent Tonkin, multi-instrumentalist Dan Murphy, guitarist Kevin McDonald, and three percussionists/drummers Bryan Fazio, Joe Marini, and Harry Pepper. Their critically acclaimed debut album was released in 2016, making the Billboard Americana charts. “We See Through It,” their second album, came out in 2018.

Beyond the music, Donovan and the Warriors believe in consistently connecting their efforts with service to the greater good. The band regularly supports important causes including feeding the hungry, grieving children, recovery and music education.”