Jonathan Jackson + Enation have returned to the studio with Grammy nominated producer Greg Archilla (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul) to record Blame-shifter, their new EP they’ll self –release on their own label, Hilasterion Records (distributed through Sony RED) on May 13, 2016. Jonathan, on break from filming his hit TV show, recorded five new songs for the band’s EP plus a cover of “Unchained Melody” recorded live at The Grand Ole Opry. The new songs will also be a part of their next full length album which will be announced later this year.
The past two years have been a whirlwind for the band. They partnered with Loud & Proud Records to release Radio Cinematic, which Billboard Magazine called “…contemporary, anthemic rock -- Jackson proudly wears the influence of U2, Peter Gabriel and Coldplay on his sleeve as influences -- is certainly something different…” and Rolling Stone said is “Filled with electric guitars, chest-beating vocals and swirling synths…”
For this release, the band decided to be fully independent again so they can be more interactive with their fans. They created a PledgeMusic pre-order campaign to allow their fans to be a part of the making of Blame-shifter. Their fans will be the first to get the new EP as well as have access to exclusive experiences and items, which will only be available until April 5, including a variety of autographed merchandise options, a making of Blame-shifter documentary film, VIP meet & greet opportunities and even an executive producer credit on the album among other great selections that are still available.
"We’re so excited about our brand new music and the opportunity to hit the road and share it with our fans,” says the band. “We made a record that has its roots in the kind of alt rock and live energy we grew up with. Partnering with our fans through Pledgemusic has been invigorating and we can’t wait to play the new music on tour this summer!”
Jonathan Jackson is a five-time Daytime EMMY® Award-winning actor for his role in General Hospital. He is also known for his roles in many other projects, including Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting, Insomnia and currently stars as “Avery Barkley” in the primetime drama Nashville. Following Jonathan’s solo dates with his TV show, Jonathan Jackson + Enation will take their new songs on the road this spring and summer.
Jonathan Jackson + Enation is Jonathan Jackson (vocals, guitar), Richard Lee Jackson (drums) and Daniel Sweatt (bass).
Blame-shifter Track Listing:
4. “Let The Beauty Out”
6. “Unchained Melody” (Live At The Grand Ole Opry)
Jonathan Jackson Solo Tour Dates:
April 14 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
April 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian
April 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
April 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
April 21 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
May 3 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
May 5 – New York, NY @ The Theater at MSG
May 6 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
May 7 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jonathan Jackson + Enation Tour Dates (More Dates TBA):
May 19 - Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI
May 20 - Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE
June 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
June 18 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre