“2020 winner of the Jack Daniel’s Battle of the Bar Bands contest”
— John M. Borack - Jack Daniels
Jack Daniel’s Battle of the Bar Bands Winner, Sage King, was born to entertain. His roots are deep in Rock N’ Roll, but his songwriting has always crossed over multiple genres including, country, folk, and metal.
“A little about myself; I like guitars, whiskey, BBQ, and putting on a good record! I grew up in Enfield, CT and cut my teeth in nearly every bar within a 50 mile radius since I was 13 years old.”
Now into his mid 20s and over 1000 shows under his belt, Sage King has found his stride and shows no signs of slowing down. Having released 2 independent EPs, he is working on putting songs together for his first full length album. Since 2017, he has fronted the rock band Hivebane, who released their debut album “COLLIDER” in 2023.
In 2020 his song “Lay Down Your Guns” won him a nationwide battle of the bands put on by iHeartRadio and sponsored by Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. In 2022, Sage and his band were flown to St. Paul, Minnesota to share the stage with Walker Hayes, Parmalee, and Mitchell Tenpenny for FanJam 2022.
In Spring of 2023, Sage joined Hard Rock/Metal band Living Wreckage, featuring members of Shadows Fall, Anthrax, and Act of Defiance. Living Wreckage is currently writing music for the follow up to their self titled album coming in 2024.
Over the years Sage has shared the stage with notable acts such as
- Aaron Lewis
- Darius Rucker
- Drowning Pool
- Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
- John Corabi (Mötley Crüe)
And many more