A virtual Renaissance man of the arts, Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, documentary filmmaker, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and former pro surfer, with a rich and eclectic portfolio of creations and awards to show for it. As a musician, he became an international sensation from the release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairy Tales. Four of his subsequent albums hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Chart: Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006), Sleep Through the Static (2008), To the Sea (2010) and From Here to Now to You (2013). Another album, In Between Dreams, reached No. 2 on that chart twice: in 2005 and 2013.
Saving the World With Jack Johnson One Tune at a Time
On top of all the other hats Jack Johnson wears, he is an avid environmentalist. Along with his wife, he created two environmental foundations: the K?kua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. Among the environmental causes, the Johnsons are most passionate about are the protection of the Earth's precious oceans. In between stage appearances, Jack Johnson also makes appearances on the screen, appearing as himself in the documentaries Thicker than Water (2000), The September Sessions (2002), A Brokedown Melody (2004) and The Smog of the Sea (2017), the first three of which he directed and the fourth for which he composed the score. He also plays himself in the film Out Cold (2001). He also plays Woody in Nice Guys Sleep Alone (1999) and composed the music for Getting Out (2002) and 12 (2003).
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Where is Jack Johnson playing?
When Jack Johnson tours, he covers the entire country, not just the coasts where his surfer blood calls home. In addition to headlining solo concerts, Jack Johnson also participates in many multi-artist events, like the Miami Beach Pop Festival.
What can I expect from Jack Johnson?
Jack Johnson's music is a unique blend of rock and a variety of styles, including acoustic, soft, folk and surf. His vocal range is baritone, and he brings a laid-back air to rhythmic musical styles that often incorporate elements of hip-hop, soca and reggae. In addition to the guitar, you can expect him to step behind the keyboards or pull out the banjo or ukulele for a track.
Can you name some Jack Johnson songs?
"The Horizon Has Been Defeated," "Flake," "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing," "Breakdown," "Good People," "Upside Down," "Better Together," "Sleep Through the Static," "You and Your Heart," "I Got You," "Radiate," "My Mind is For Sale," "You Can't Control It" and "Love Song #16."
How does Jack Johnson incorporate his charitable work into his performances?
Jack Johnson often donates the proceedings from his tours to one of the foundations he formed or supports. He donated all the proceeds from the tour promoting his Sleep Through the Static album to the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. He later donated all the proceeds from his 2010 tour for To the Sea to a foundation he supports called All At Once.