Jonathan Jackson and Enation
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Jonathan Jackson & Enation:
Jonathan Jackson + Enation formed through friendship and playing gigs together over the course of a couple years. Jonathan, as the songwriter, guitar player, piano player and lead vocalist, has been influenced by a number of artists; most prevalently, Bono and the Edge from U2, Bob Dylan, Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins, and Leonard Cohen. An odd blend, some might say. But the restlessness and searching in each of his mentors, give insight into Jonathan’s own hunger for purpose and higher calling. Jonathan brings a rare combination as a frontman––the ability to convey an array of emotions vocally that could make Bono proud, while at the same time play guitar riffs that reach for the heights of The Edge. Lyricists the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen round out the influences that give singer/songwriter Jackson, and consequently the band who boasts his name, the cocktail that seamlessly blends sonic anthems with insightful, lyrically driven emotional anthems.
Drummer Richard Lee’s influences began when he was young with the love-drenched, insanely reverb laden snare back beats of Chicago. As he grew older, his musical tastes developed into a love for the heart-pounding war-like pulsing of Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2, the anthemic inspirations of Stewart Smith from the British band, Delirious?, as well as the formidable passion of Marcus Dahlstrøm from the Swedish-Metal band Blindside. The combination gives Jonathan Jackson + Enation a fresh energy and anthemic backbeat that holds the songs together.
In the earliest formation, bassist Daniel Sweatt played rhythm guitar, but after a couple years he moved to play bass. Daniel’s instincts as a guitar player were a benefit for the band; he brings a musical quality to his bass playing that is as much based on melody as it is low end punches.
The founding members of the band, the brothers Jackson and Daniel Sweatt, inhabit Jonathan Jackson + Enation as a tour-de-force three piece. They continue to create music that has given them the reviews and reputation as being one of the premier indie bands in America.
Maple Hill is a 4-piece vibey Alt-Rock/Pop-Punk band based in Ithaca, New York. Formed in mid-2014. In September of the same year, they digitally released their debut EP "A Moment Alone" exclusively on Bancamp (Download for FREE at maple-hill.bandcamp.com). In Summer 2014, they entered The Panda Studios in the San Francisco Bay area to begin working on their next project with Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs, Basement) and company. Release details TBA.