Jack Johnson

Born 18 May 1975.

singer-songwriter

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Jack Johnson chats to Jo Whiley

Hawaiian folk-rocker Jack Johnson speaks to Jo Whiley about his sixth studio album.

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Biography

Jack Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer, filmmaker, musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released five more albums, a number of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kōkua Festival. Notable songs from Johnson's repertoire include "Upside Down"; "Flake"; "I Got You"; "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"; "If I Had Eyes"; "You and Your Heart"; "Taylor"; "Better Together; "Good People"; and "Breakdown."

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  • Founded Brushfire Records

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of To the Sea

    To the Sea 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    What’s not apparent from these songs is just how brilliant a man their maker is.
  2. Review of Sleep Through The Static

    Sleep Through The Static 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    As long as you’re not expecting to be drastically challenged you’re in safe hands.