Jack Johnson

Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975 in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii) is a singer-songwriter, accomplished professional surfer and filmmaker who has achieved critical and commercial success and a dedicated following since he first appeared on G. Love & Special Sauce’s album Philadelphonic. The release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales, further cemented his popularity and he has since released four more successful albums including 2003’s On and On, 2005’s In Between Dreams, 2008’s Sleep Through the Static and 2010’s To The Sea. He has also released a live concert album and DVD, En Concert and recorded the soundtrack to the film Curious George.

Jack learned to play the guitar at age 14, but was a professional surfer until an accident at Pipeline in which his front teeth were knocked out and he received more than 150 stitches. While he was recovering in bed, he spent his time writing songs and playing guitar. However, Jack didn’t seriously pursue a career in the arts until his college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jack Johnson also played rhythm guitar for the party band "Soil" in 1999, and graduated with a degree in film.

He has written, recorded, and released the albums Brushfire Fairytales (2001), On And On (2003), In Between Dreams (2005), Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies For The Film Curious George (2006), Sleep Through The Static (2008) and To The Sea (2010), he has also been on 3 soundtracks "September Sessions" from the film The September Sessions, "Thicker Than Water" from the film Thicker Than Water, "Sprout", "A Broke Down Melody" Ep and "Some Live Songs EP". Several of his songs are also featured in the movie "Out Cold". His latest album – Sleep Through The Static – reached the top 10 of the US charts.

In (2009) A live album and DVD of Jack’s (2008) world tour to promote the release of Sleep Through The Static album. The DVD entitled En Concert, was released on October 27, 2009. The DVD was directed by Emmett Malloy.

On June 1, 2010, Johnson released his fifth studio album, To The Sea, on Brushfire Records/Universal Republic, which was recorded using Solar Powered energy at his Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii, and the Plastic Plant in LA . To The Sea was co produced by Robert Carranza, Jack Johnson, and his bandmates Merlo Podlewski, Zach Gill and Adam Topol and features guest appearances from G. Love, and Paula Fuga.

Jack Johnson is currently on a world tour promoting To The Sea while continually encouraging his concert attendees to pay greater respect for our planet. An active promoter of environmental causes like Explore.org and One Percent For The Planet, Johnson’s 2010 world tour will continue to collaborate with local non-profit groups around the world, according to his website. He will once again donate 100% of his tour profits to support environmental, art, and music education. Learn more about Jack Johnson’s current environmental commitments to our planet at: www.AllAtOnce.org.

Jack just cancelled the remaining balance of his Japanese tour on March 12, 2011 in sympathy of the victims of Tohoku Earthquake. Join Jack in supporting this disaster relief by donating to Global Giving Japan, and he encourages others to join this effort.

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Jack Johnson Albums

0.0 2001: Boulder, CO, USA Jack Johnson
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0.0 2002-02-13: KFOG Private Concert Jack Johnson
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November 30, 2001
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0.0 A Brokedown Melody Jack Johnson
Released on
November 25, 2006
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0.0 A Weekend at the Greek Jack Johnson
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August 20, 2005
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0.0 Acoustic Mix Jack Johnson
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0.0 Better Together Jack Johnson
Released on
February 15, 2006
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0.0 Breakdown Jack Johnson
Released on
January 18, 2006
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0.0 Brushfire Fairytales Jack Johnson
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January 18, 2004
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0.0 Brushfire Fairytales (Bonus version) Jack Johnson
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January 11, 2011
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0.0 Brushfire Fairytales (Remastered) Jack Johnson
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June 13, 2011
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0.0 Bubble Toes / Express Yourself Jack Johnson
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September 21, 2009
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0.0 Bushfire Fairytales Jack Johnson
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0.0 Curious George Jack Johnson
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February 9, 2006
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0.0 En Concert Jack Johnson
Released on
October 23, 2009
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0.0 Flake Jack Johnson
Released on
July 14, 2009
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0.0 Good People Jack Johnson
Released on
June 6, 2005
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0.0 Greatest hits Jack Johnson
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0.0 Hope Jack Johnson
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May 17, 2008
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0.0 If I Had Eyes Jack Johnson
Released on
December 11, 2007
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0.0 In Between Dreams Jack Johnson
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February 6, 2007
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