may be available for your next special event!
Jack Johnson was born on the North Shore of Oahu where he grew up like any local kid, surfing the monster waves at Pipeline. And although pro surfing wasn't Jack's dream he was, at 17, the youngest invitee to the most prestigious surfing event in the world, The Pipeline Masters. A near fatal wipe out on one of these monster waves immortalized him and his battered face became an indelible and infamous image in the surfing world.
College and film school was next. He pursued his interest in filmmaking and soon became a surf film director, photographer, producer and score composer. The film, "Thicker Than Water," which he made with the Malloy Brothers, won The Surfer Magazine Poll award for best film of the year.
Jack composed the score and was cinematographer.
Fellow surfer Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love of
G. Love and Special Sauce, heard one of Johnson's songs and later recorded "Rodeo Clown" on his 1999 CD, "Philadelphonic." He also had Jack Johnson perform on the track.
Soon afterward, J.P. Plunier, another fellow surfer who is better known as the producer of
Ben Harper's early albums, signed Jack Johnson to Enjoy Records, which he co-owns, and released "Brushfire Fairytales."
Jack's sophomore effort "On and On" appeared in May 2003. Stateside dates with
Ben Harper followed in June and July. A third album, "In Between Dreams" arrived in March 2005.
Hits include: "Flake", "Upside Down", "If I Had Eyes",
"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing", "Bubble Toes", "The Horizon Has Been Defeated", "Good People",
"Hope", "Imagine", "Breakdown", "Better Together", "At or With Me", "You and Your Heart",
"From the Clouds", "I Got You".
Jack Johnson may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. / AdultAlternativePopRock
.Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. / ContemporarySingerSongwriter
.Acoustic Guitar. / AcousticGuitar
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
.Folk-Rock. / FolkRock
.Surf. / xSurf
.Acoustic. / xAcoustic
Born: ..in Hawaii / born nHawaii
Born: ..in Oahu / born OahuHI
Born: ..in Haleiwa area / born HaleiwaHI
Born: May 18, 1975
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Hawaii / based nHawaii
Based: ..in Oahu / based OahuHI