Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors are best described as a blend of rhythm heavy roots rock, with a strong dose of big barreling drums. Think bluesy Zeppelin-esqe bombast, Santana style percussion with wild Avett Brothers energy.
At a Sun King show, you can expect to dance, sweat and have the time of your life.
The band's music has garnered radio airplay throughout the US and Canada, and has appeared on Billboard’s Americana chart multiple times.
The band plays regionally at festivals and clubs throughout the mid-atlantic and have opened for 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan's former band Rusted Root and many others.
Jim Donovan, the band’s founder and writer brings almost three decades of experience to the Sun King Warriors. As a member of the popular 90’s band Rusted Root, he helped shaped the group’s sound and toured with legendary including The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana and the Allman Brothers.
He also co-authored the band’s biggest hit, “Send Me on My Way,” which has been streamed over 100 million times on Spotify and used as the wakeup music for NASA’s Mars rover.
“Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors are one of the most eclectic and exciting bands to come out in some time...” -The Washington Times “Sun King Warriors channel unabashed enthusiasm into a series of songs that are both rowdy and rejuvenating...”-Relix Magazine