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Jim Donovan


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The second release by Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors, We See Through It, features ten songs that span genres and eras¸ the sound of the new album blends the vintage rock sound of Zeppelin with the alternative folk of Mumford & Sons propelled by big barreling drums.
Donovan brings almost 3 decades of experience to the Sun King Warriors. As a member of the popular Pittsburgh band Rusted Root, the drummer/percussionist helped shaped the group’s sound and toured with artists including Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and the Allman Brothers. He co-authored the band’s biggest hit, “Send Me on My Way,” which has been played 100 million times on Spotify and used as the wake-up music for NASA’s Mars rover.
As Donovan honed the songs that would become the eponymous album Sun King Warriors, he sought musicians who fit his vision and shared his spirit. Guitarist Kevin McDonald, multi-instrumentalist Dan Murphy, and bassist Kent Tonkin were added, as were three percussionists/drummers: Bryan Fazio, Joe Marini and Harry Pepper.
The critically acclaimed debut record, released in 2016, made the Billboard Americana charts and earned airplay on over 100 radio stations in the US and Canada.
The title is a reaction to society’s increasing acceptance and use of half-truths, misinformation, and smokescreens in lieu of honesty. We See Through It is a statement of purpose, a belief that people of good will and true hearts will not accept being lied to or manipulated.


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