Morgan Wallen in Concert at Star Lake; Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors and Bill Deasy at Crafthouse;
1) Morgan Wallen will be visiting the Pavilion at Star Lake on his The Dangerous Tour. The country music performer is definitely a little edgy at times. His career took a hit over the last several years following several incidents: being arrested for disorderly conduct after being escorted out of Kid Rock’s steakhouse in Nashville in May 2020, kicked off Saturday Night Live the same year for not following NBC’s COVID-19 protocols, and last year video surfaced oh him on saying a racial slur. Hopefully, he has gotten himself walking the straighter and narrower path now. Wallen is a very talented singer-songwriter who appeared on season six of “The Voice.” He reached the playoffs before being eliminated. He was then signed to his first recording contract and released an EP. He has since released two studio albums including 2022’s Dangerous: The Double Album. It reached no. 1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 and U.S. Country charts. Hardy opens. 665 Rt. 18 Burgettstown. (R.H.)
2) Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. Donovan is a founding member of the Pittsburgh super group, Rusted Root. Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors play a certain style of jam rock. It has been described as, “A blend of rhythm heavy roots rock, with a strong dose of big barreling drums.” Their goal is to get people on the dance floor and have a good time. The group is having a busy summer with having performed with The Clarks last month at Stage AE, and Music on the Mon at South Side Works last Friday. Their latest release is 2018’s We See Through It. The Sun King Warriors next gig is at Jambrewzle Saturday on the grounds of Latrobe’s Four Seasons Brewing.
Bill Deasy’s musical career had been successful with the Penn Hills native performing solo shows and in a band called Shiloh. It took off to a higher level in a Grove City apartment when he and a few locals got together for a jam session. Those guys, and Deasy became The Gathering Field, the ’90s-era regional favorite. Since that humble beginning, Deasy has stacked up a résumé that would help him “make it” in a place like New York or L.A. He’s had a contract with Atlantic Records, opened for Springsteen and Dylan, and his “Good Things Are Happening” was a theme song for a “Good Morning America” video. Yet he’s remained rooted in Pittsburgh. Both he and Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors play Crafthouse Stage & Grill. 7 p.m. 5024 Curry Rd., Baldwin.
Jim Donovan (jumping guitarist) & the Sun King Warriors. Photo: Erica Dilcer.