Bassist Daniel Sweatt Exits Enation

Friends, it’s with a heavy heart but also certainty that I send this message to you. After nearly 15 years playing music with Jonathan and Richard the time has come for me to start the next chapter in my life. This new chapter will allow me to remain in Portland and spend more quality time with my family.

I’ve been considering this decision for many months and it hasn’t come easy. It took me weeks to send an email I drafted to the guys giving them my resignation.

I have nothing but good feelings and great memories towards our time together in Enation. The guys have been nothing but understanding and compassionate about my choice and we continue to be the best of friends.

Thank you all for your support throughout the years, and keep giving it as the guys carry on without me.

Maybe I will see you in the crowd at one of their shows this summer.

Love you all.


Below is a statement from Jonathan and Richard about Daniel’s next chapter, apart from Enation:

It’s difficult if not impossible to put into words what Dano has meant to Enation and to Richard and me as friends. This transition has been difficult only because of the amount of love and respect that we all have for each other. We are extremely grateful that this transition is taking place without any negativity or relational conflicts.

Dano is one of our best friends and he will remain that even as the dynamic within the band changes. We completely respect his thought process and the reasons he articulated to us, as to why he has made this decision. We’ve grown up together, creating music and traveling the country together for the last decade. Incredible memories. Dano has encouraged us to keep going and not to stop making music as Enation. Richard and I are emboldened by his belief in the future of the band.

Dano has already tracked some new songs for a future album, so his touch and presence will be with us even as we move forward. We couldn’t be more proud of “Anthems For The Apocalypse” representing the journey the three of us have been on together.

Thank you for everything, Dano! We raise a glass to you, brother!

Jonathan and Richard

Below: Photos of Daniel Sweatt’s time in Enation

Band Tour 2016 Daniel Sweatt from Enation IMG_7094 IMG_2106 IMG_2354 VH1-Morning-Buzz-stage-1-webFrom-Below-Web-MED JJ+Enation-BW-web JJ+Enation-BW-tunnel-web Dan-single-33_MG_2806 Alice 1059 Event - stage Tour 2016-Band-1 Tour 2016 VIP Crowd Tour 2016 Band Backstage Bassist Daniel Sweatt Roxy 2012 P1 Daniel Sweatt long time Enation Bassist JJ+Enation-Color-3-web IMG_7282_instant Daniel Sweatt in Enation IMG_6984 IMG_6706 IMG_3126 IMG_2127 Dan's first trip to LA Dan.CU outside Corn Palace Enation 58 - Dano Band-BW-Shinn-Web 315A6936 _15A7100Band Scream 2016 Alice 1059 Event (Pic by TheTavern)

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