Jonathan Jackson + Enation Tour(Blame-Shifter)

12 May 2016

1jjNEW YORK, NY (March 24, 2016) – 

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, and currently stars as “Avery Barkley” in the ABC primetime drama Nashville.  Jonathan is also known for his roles in film, including Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting and Insomnia to name a few.  Following Jonathan’s solo dates with his TV show, Jonathan Jackson + Enation will take their new songs on the road this spring and summer.  Tour dates are listed below and more Jonathan Jackson + Enation dates will be announced soon.

Jonathan Jackson + Enation is Jonathan Jackson (vocals, guitar), Richard Lee Jackson (drums) and Daniel Sweatt (bass).

Blame-shifter Track Listing:

  1. “Ascending”
  2. “Blame-shifter”
  3. “Alleluia”
  4. “Let The Beauty Out”
  5. “Wasteland”
  6. “Unchained Melody” (Live At The Grand Ole Opry)

 Jonathan Jackson + Enation Tour Dates:

Saturday May 15th 

The Wolf Den – Uncasville, CT

Thursday May 19th @ 8pm

The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

Friday May 20th @ 7:30pm

A and R Music Bar – Columbus, OH

Saturday May 21 @ 7:30pm

The Club at Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA 

Saturday June 4th @8pm

Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO

Friday June 10th 

Venue – Huntsville, AL 

Saturday June 11th @ 8:30pm

1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN

Friday June 17th @ 9:30pm

Vinyl – Atlanta, GA 

Saturday June 18th@ 9:30pm

Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

Jono in Dublin with Nashville Tour June 20. 

Wednesday June 22nd @ 11:00pm

Dewey Beach, DE

Thursday June 24th @ 9:00pm 

Philadelphia, PA 

Saturday June 25th @ 9:00pm

Hampton, VA

July 6 Greek Orthodox Conference 

Speaking event, Book signing and Enation concert that evening.



Jonoman Publishing ASCAP

Jonathan Jackson 7/30/15


I sailed the ocean of my soul

I studied the waves

I flew across the great divide 

I swallowed the flame

I nailed my ego to the wall

I took the blame


I’m on a distant shore 

And my humanity is on the line

I’m falling through the cracks 

And I don’t know what’s on the other side 


I glimpsed the Great Humility

He took the blame

I studied the Saints I read their lives

They did the same 

The whole is shifting like a drug

But there’s another way 


The first time around we hid

Because the light was too much to bear

I’ve played my part with all 

The pollution that’s in the air 



No longer!


No longer!!!! 



No longer!


No longer!!!! 


To pray for the world is to shed blood 

No amount of pain can kill your love


I hate the sins of my enemy

But I am the same 

I will condemn myself again

I am to blame 



No longer!


No longer!



No longer!


No longer!


I send out love to my enemies 

I’ll take the blame 

I send out love to my enemies 

I’ll take the blame 

I’m sorry world there’s so much noise 

I am to blame 


See also the compilation: Jonathan Jackson+Enation, “Basileia ton Ouranon”, a Pemptousia production.