"Captivating... One of the most elegant formations of American rock."
“Much of the material on the Pacific Northwest band’s ‘World in Flight’ is driven by echo-laden guitars reminiscent of U2, splashes of piano that call to mind Coldplay and an arena-rock backbeat that holds it all together.”
"Fast becoming recognized as one of the best epic rock bands around, the group combines expensive jams with honest, soulful lyricism."
-– CD BABY / Notable Artist, Newsletter
"Enation have more talent than England has rain. Have you got an umbrella?"
-– JON THATCHER / Member, Delirious?
“Enation work magic… that lets all the raw-nerve intensity of frontman Jonathan Jackson's songwriting bleed out… he'll make you a believer.”
“…compare to Coldplay, Snow Patrol… gentle waves of reverberated guitar and crisp piano lines that suggest a quiet, ponderous spirituality… vivid lyrics…”
“…soothing… great songs… rich in symbolism… Enation… have burst on the scene.”
Enation is an anthemic American rock band with a Euro/Rock flare fronted by Jonathan Jackson and is fast becoming known as one of the premier independent rock bands around. Their music has been on MTV.com, 'One Tree Hill', A&E’s ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ and has already had a song go Top 10 on the iTunes Rock Charts -- as well as held 5 of the Top 10 songs on the National CDBaby Rock Charts, the largest distributor of independent music in the world.
Enation was also one of the few artists to be invited to represent CDBaby at the International Folk Alliance 2010 (scheduling did not permit them to perform), as well as being asked to donate their song "Eyes of Grace" (from their album 'World In Flight') to the national CDBaby benefit CD “Solace: A Benefit For Haiti” to help the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake.
Combining expanse and creativity sonically with honesty of soul lyrically, Enation have built an international fan base, selling thousands of albums at home and abroad. Their dedicated fans, known as ENATION ARMY, are so passionate that they have traveled across states, coasts, and even continents to see them play.
Their album, ‘World In Flight’, has been received with glowing reviews from critics and fans alike. “The theme of ‘World In Flight’ is about liberation of soul and spirit,” Enation frontman Jonathan Jackson says, “But not a liberation you can fully understand, it’s a liberation that makes you dizzy. It's about being awakened to dreams. It's about paradigms changing, being open to the brilliant sky above you. It also embraces pain as a vehicle for breakthrough and transformation.”
With a beautifully complex and emotional catalogue of music that has earned them the reputation as one of the premiere independent rock bands in America, Enation continues to stake new ground in a world that holds endless possibilities for them.
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"The theme of "World In Flight" is about liberation of soul and spirit; but not a liberation you can fully understand, a liberation that makes you dizzy. The album is about breaking through into a new place. It's about being awakened to dreams and possibilities. It's about a fierce opposition to discouragement. It's also about letting go of the past, living in the present with a vision for the future, as unknown as it remains. It's about paradigms changing, being open to the brilliant sky above you. It doesn't run from pain, but embraces it as a vehicle for breakthrough and transformation."
~ Jonathan Jackson / October, 2008
JONATHAN JACKSON: VOCALS, GUITARS
RICHARD LEE JACKSON: DRUMS & PERCUSSION
DANIEL SWEATT: BASS
MICHAEL GALEOTTI: KEYS & PIANO
PRODUCED BY THE JACKSON BROTHERS AND KELSEY SMITH
ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY KELSEY SMITH
@ DOWNBEAT SOUNDS, VANCOUVER, WA
MUSIC ARRANGED BY ENATION
GUEST MUSICIANS: VIOLINS AND STRING ARRANGEMENTS
“PERMISSION TO DREAM” “BURST WIDE OPEN” “EYES OF GRACE”
AND “THIS DARKNESS” SAM SCHRADER
B-3 ORGAN “WORLD IN FLIGHT” TIM DOWNING
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY JONATHAN JACKSON
“EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE” AND ”FEEL THIS (LOVE FALL DOWN)”
LYRICS BY JONATHAN JACKSON AND RICHARD LEE JACKSON
COPYRIGHT 2008 FIRE AND PLAGUE PUBLISHING (ASCAP)
MASTERED BY ROBERT HADLEY @ THE MASTERING LAB, OJAI, CA
DESIGN GARY KELLY
FOUR5ONE CREATIVE, DUBLIN, IRELAND
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON GALEOTTI
@ AARON GALEOTTI PHOTOGRAPHY
BUSINESS AFFAIRS MANAGEMENT: Q3 TEAM
RICK AND JEANINE JACKSON, MIKE GALEOTTI, JEFF QUADE
FOR LYRICS AND MORE:
ENATION WOULD LOVE TO THANK:
EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED MAKE THIS ALBUM POSSIBLE; RYAN SHROUT, KELSEY SMITH, KRIS MCGREEVEY AND EVERYONE AT DOWNBEAT MANAGEMENT AND DOWNBEAT SOUNDS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISION AND INSPIRED WORK, OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SPECIFICALLY OUR AMAZING WIVES; LISA, RAQUEL, ERIN, JOY, OUR CHILDREN; CALEB, ADORA, ADIA, MADISON, AND THE BIG HOUSE FAMILY; RICK, JEANINE, MIKE, SHEILA, AARON, LUKE, JEFF, SHAWNA, FLETCHER, MITCHELL, ELLISON, ARMAND, TRACY, NOAH, REAGAN, JESSICCA, AMBER, DAVID, ANDREA, NATHAN, SOPHIA, AND KEVIN, YOU ARE ALL A PART OF EVERY SONG, TO WILD BRANCH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE, GRAHAM COOKE, JON THATCHER AND DELIRIOUS? WE LOVE YOU, YOUR SONGS ARE IN OUR HEART, SIMON CARMODY, FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND BELIEF, JEROME FONTAMILLAS, GARY AND SANDRA JACKSON, VIRGIL AND ELLA JACKSON, LEON GLADSTONE AND MEG THAYER, MARK SCHWAHN, LINDSAY WOLFINGTON, AND EVERYONE AT “ONE TREE HILL”, CELINA DENKINS AT THE WHISKY A-GO-GO, JASON OVERSTREET, SAM SCHRADER, FOR YOUR AMAZING WORK ON THE VIOLIN, U2 FOR YOUR CONSTANT INSPIRATION, AND ALL OF OUR INCREDIBLE FANS AROUND THE WORLD FOR YOUR SUPPORT––MAY THIS RECORD LIFT YOUR SOUL.
SPONSORS & PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS: TRUTH DRUMS, M-AUDIO, VHT AMPLIFICATION, FIG TREE CLOTHING, JYGY.COM MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORK
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