The Furnace ∙ July 21, 2022
Crafthouse is thrilled to host:
The Furnace – Pittsburgh Original Music Showcase.
Week 4 brings two incredible acts: Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors and Bill Deasy
Doors open at 5p.
Music starts at 7p.
Tickets are on sale now.
This is a HYBRID Event –
Artists will perform LIVE! in person on July 21st at the Crafthouse Stage & Grill.
A live steam simulcast will be available on Tenband.TV for 14 days following the Event.
Guests may choose to attend LIVE in Person, Online or purchase a special discounted bundle for Both !
Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Enjoy some great food while you’re at the show! Check out our full menu of tasty options – available at all of our awesome shows.
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.
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.
Bill Deasy has toured nationally both as a solo artist and with his band Gathering Field whose hit song “Lost in America” led to a deal with Atlantic Records in the late 1990s. Bill has also written for other artists including Martina McBride and Billy Ray Cyrus in addition to collaborating on songs with the likes of Howard Jones, the Clarks, Maia Sharp, Odie Blackmon and many others.
Bill’s recording of “Good Things are Happening,” a song he co-wrote on a trip to Nashville, became the long-running theme for Good Morning America. He appeared in the promo spots, strumming his guitar and singing.
In 2006, Bill added “published author” to his list of accomplishments with the release of Ransom Seaborn which went on to win the Golden Needle Award and is currently being adapted for film. Traveling Clothes followed in 2009 and Ghost Tree in 2010.
Bill was included in the book “Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred” as one of 500 of the most memorable Pittsburghers from the past 250 years. He lives with his wife and kids (and their new puppy, Gracie) in Oakmont, Pennsylvania where he continues to write and sing and chase down sparks wherever they might lead.