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All That I Know

by Jackson Waters

Acoustic and piano driven rock. Lyrically stunning, and musically textured to perfection.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. She Don't
3:19 $0.99
2. All That I Know
4:03 $0.99
3. Mississippi
3:43 $0.99
4. Summertime's Over
3:46 $0.99
5. Saturday
5:35 $0.99
6. The Great Divide
4:40 $0.99
7. Friends
3:35 $0.99
8. Sail Away
3:39 $0.99
9. Midnight Train
3:08 $0.99
10. Wasting My Time
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Arkansas-based indie rock band Jackson Waters is not
your typical college band. Though they often perform
on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam
Springs, AR, Jackson Waters' music and lyrical
prowess has taken them far above the college scene.
Having performed with Christian powerhouse
recording artists such as Big Daddy Weave, Bebo
Norman, Thousand Foot Crutch, Superchick, Barlow Girl
and countless more, Jackson Waters continues to prove
that they have the talent and sheer determination to
play with the big dogs of the music industry.

The band was formed almost by chance. Drummer Ryan
Hawk had been searching for a way to get back into
music after having left a punk band almost a year
before. Discouraged almost to the point of putting
his talent to rest, he finally found what he had been
looking for in singer David Leonard. Impressed with
his voice and songwriting, Ryan approached David about
starting a rock band. The two enlisted the help of
Toby Friesen to play guitar and an early version of
what would soon become Jackson Waters was born.

In the beginning the trio started out as an acoustic
group playing small shows around town, but they
quickly realized that their music was taking a
different direction. They brought bassist Craig
Wilson into the mix and cranked up the rock factor in
their songs. Their diverse musical background that
ranged from punk to jazz and virtually everything in
between led Jackson Waters to create a classic
acoustic rock sound that was steeped heavily in the
ideas of vintage rock.

A short time later, Jackson Waters had enough
confidence and original songs to begin looking beyond
the boundaries of their small college town. They
recorded a three-song demo in Craig's bedroom and
began shopping it around to coveted venues in Tulsa,
OK and Fayetteville, AR. Soon, the band was playing
almost every weekend in steady gigs in the two cities
and was quickly gaining a loyal fan base.

As their reputation grew, Jackson Waters made another
change to their sound. They called on Brian Meek to
take over as the bassist and Craig switched over to
playing the guitar. The move flushed the band out to
a five-piece and added depth to their overall sound.

The band had also began playing with Christian music
heavy hitters at festivals and concerts in the
southeastern area. They gained fans from the members
of Big Daddy Weave and Thousand Foot Crutch, who began
supporting and encouraging Jackson Waters to dream
bigger dreams. Jackson Waters took their words of
wisdom to heart and released their first independent
album, All That I Know, in late spring of 2004.



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the cd is amazing!
This cd is amazing. I was impressed with the overall sound of the CD and how all the members worked so well together to create perfection!
I can only imagine where this powerhouse will go from here. From the sound of it, I would say they are on there way to the top!


How could this not be the greatest cd ever!!!!
I love the cd...i don't really stop listening to it...it's sort of a jackson waters all day 24/7 kinda thing...i mean they're just amazing!!


This cd rocks.
These songs were completely awesome and extremely inspiring. After hearing them I was more focused on God and his plans for me. This is a great cd that everyone should hear.


whats a good way to say its freakin awesome?
its almost as good as u2s new album and thats amazing. Jackson Waters ROCK MY WORLd. Concert tonight going to be awesome.


Awesome Acoustic Soul Sound
Ok, basically I'm not a music reviewer. But being from Arkansas, I felt compelled to write a little note about one of my favorite bands from the state. The cd is the essence of Jackson Waters, an acousitc sound with a tinge of soul. :)


drive across America and never get tired of these guys!
Well produced, great energy, smooth vocals, great bass lines.


U guys rocked D-Now at Centerton FBC 2005
I'm the chick who had the duck tape autograph book, and i thought you guys were so amazing, u sent the feeling that u loved playing and u David showed that u loved singing more than anything, and u Ryan when u kept breaking ur drum sticks on the drums, u were into the rythm. I just wanted to let u know that ur so amazing and so this age, u guys rocked the stage, literally, the stage was vibrating so much, and my friend and me were like right above the speaker, and wow we coulnt even hear ourselves think, we were drifted away by the music. I just have to know David, Why do u like stare at the audience in the eyes, u like kept staring at me for like 2 minutes straight, i just have to know. u guys were so amazing, i just wanted to let know how much fun i had listening to you at D-Now in Centerton FBC last weekend. your CD, i didn't get to buy one,but i know from seeing them in person that u will love them so much. You guys are the Best Band ever. Are u a Christian Band or not? just wondering, if you want to email me your responses, email me @ krteste@cox-internet.com .

Urban Tulsa - G.H.

AOR, southern, and melodic-rock fans take heed: this is a disc and a band to kee
All That I Know has the kind of relaxed swagger and familiar yet new feel and sound that I equate more to the likes of Edwin McCain, Darius Rucker, and the like. Surprised was I that Jackson Waters hale from (relatively) nearby Siloam Springs, AR; I’d have sworn them to be from the Southeast.

At its heart, this is a Southern Rock record with a wicked sense of melody and heavy doses of blue-eyed soul that should appeal to many listeners looking for something between the litany of modern rock acts and cookie cutter “American Idol” type manufactured pop artists that currently clutter our musical landscape.

Singer and principal songwriter David Leonard has a smooth, soulful voice that carries smoothly over the band’s confident swing, rarely crossing over into a raspy blues growl that I’ve generally come to expect out of most bands of this type.

Assisted by guitarist Toby Friesen and the rest of the band, his songs are tightly structured and concise without but not squeezed of all signs of life. In fact, most of the songs leave plenty of room for expansion and interpretation without ruining the vibe in a live setting.

Leonard is also the primary lyricist, and proves to be astute at turning a phrase and telling a story, from the couples clash in “She Don’t” to the kids searching for meaning in “All That I Know”.

The band continues to carry the songs from there, fleshing out scenery with a breezy swing that keeps it all from turning into neo-folkie narrative.

Musically, the band combines a little bit of everything around it and comes up with something uniquely their own, always displaying a sweet southern charm. From the chewy guitar lines and swagger of “Mississippi”, to the textured jam-band feel of “Summertime’s Over”, to the atmospheric feel and sound of “The Great Divide” that recalls a little vintage U2, it all works together surprisingly well.

Overall, I continue to find their sound most akin to Edwin McCain’s early releases, before he got paired with songwriter Diane Warren and started producing primarily saccharine sweet soundtrack schlock.

Only time will tell how this band will develop, as they leave themselves a lot of room to expand upon their sound.

In the end, the production work puts a nice gloss on their work, but doesn’t overdo it. Having caught them live, I can attest to the fact that, for the most part, they are spot on in delivery, so this definitely isn’t all studio trickery.

AOR, southern, and melodic-rock fans take heed: this is a disc and a band to keep an eye out for. –- G.H.

Recommended for: Fans of Southern styled Pop-Rock and Blue-eyed soul, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Train