& DANIEL SWEATT INTERVIEW!
Super stoked that we had the opportunity
to interview Jonathan Jackson &
E-Nation Friday night. Speaking with
Jonathan Jackson and Daniel Sweatt
backstage I asked them how their faith
affects the music.
"The songs come from a very personal
place, and I think we've always wanted our
live performance to have a lot of passion
and real energy to it." says Jonathan.
"The only way it feels authentic is to
just go for it." adds Daniel.
The band wants their music to overcome the
darkness of the world, and recent world
events have struck home the need for music
to be a healing force.
"It's part of our job, without sounding
pretentious as artists to try to bring
things like that to life and make people
aware." exclaims Daniel.
"It's paradoxical because sometimes we
have to fight against it. Sometimes the
artist's job is to open up the darkness as
a kind of therapy, a common human
experience. A Lot of our new songs on our
record touch on that." cites Jonathan.
Daniel says "When your doing music there's
a lot of things coming at you from
different directions, trying to get you to
do things a certain way and we've fought
against that, tried to be ourselves."
Jonathan adds "The aspiration is to be as
authentic and honest as possible in
whatever we are doing. The goal is for the
music to come from a place that is
completely natural. Whether it's a song
about healing or everything hurts right
now. Authenticity is most important to
us." He goes on to mention bands like REM,
Pearl Jam, and Peter Gabriel influencing
the band. "You can feel it when they are
just telling the truth of their experience
and that's what we want to do."
In Nashville news Jonathan told us they
should start filming in the next month or
so. "I hope Avery continues to mature as a
father and a person first and foremost,
and secondly as an artist." He is excited
for the show to resume and hopeful there
will be a lot more of his music on this
Watch Our Interview Here
JONATHAN JACKSON & E-NATION ROCK
Jonathan Jackson & E-Nation tore up
Mercy Lounge Friday night! Wow, can these
guys put on a killer show or what? From
the moment the band stepped on the stage
and played their first chords, they were
on. I mentioned in my interview how into
the music these boys get, and it's true.
They draw you in, and your immersed in the
lyrics and the sound. Jonathan Jackson has
such a pure, heartfelt voice that can sing
everything from the heavy rock numbers of
E-Nation to the ballads at the Opry and
the country music we hear from his
character Avery Barkley on the hit show
Special highlights tonight included a
beautiful rendition of "Unchained Melody",
the bonus cut on the Blame-Shifter EP that
has hit over 4 million views on Youtube.
The band also premiered two brand new
songs, "Magnetized" and "A Shock To The
System" in addition to numerous cuts off
Blame-Shifter and their full length album
NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DUSTIN HERRING!
Singer-songwriter Dustin Herring stopped
by our studio this week to chat and play a
song for us! Check out his music, we think
your going to like it!
Watch Our Interview / Watch
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