Jack Johnson is a Hawaii resident, singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker and surfer regarded for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres.
In 2001, he accomplished commercial achievement immediately after the launch of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has due to the fact launched 4 way more albums, a selection of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He is also acknowledged for organizing an annual event, the Ko-kua Festival.
Jack Johnson was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of nicely-identified surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in the sport. He started out browsing at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the browsing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu's north shore.
One particular week later, nonetheless, his brief stint as a specialist surfer ended when he suffered a surfing accident at the Pipeline that set above 150 stitches in his forehead and knocked a handful of of his teeth out.
Johnson's pro career started subsequent to befriending G. Enjoy on a day of surfing. G. Enjoy would later on report Johnson's song "Rodeo Clowns" for his 1999 album Philadelphonic. Johnson sang and played on the monitor, and it became the earliest single from the album.
Johnson then co-directed Thicker Than Water, a documentary surf video introduced in 2000. He also composed the accompanying soundtrack.
In 2002, Jack Johnson, along with his wife Kim and good friend Emmett Malloy, developed Brushfire Data (originally as The Moonshine Conspiracy Information) to discharge soundtracks for surf films made by The Moonshine Conspiracy (now Woodshed Films), of which Johnson was a component.
He directed and starred in the surf movie The September Sessions, launched in December 2002.
The soundtrack also featured Johnson.
Johnson went back into the studio with Adam Topol (drums, percussion) and Merlo Podlewski (bass), who played on Brushfire Fairytales, to record his second total-length album On and On.
It was the initially album to be recorded at Johnson's Mango Tree Studio in Johnson's property town of North Shore, Oahu, and the initial to be published by way of The Moonshine Conspiracy Information.
On and On was published on May well 6, 2003. Johnson credits most of his inspiration for this album from childhood buddy Andrew Brown.
Johnson starred in the 2004 surf motion picture A Brokedown Melody.
In October 2004, Johnson returned to the Mango Tree Studio with Topol and Podlewski along with Zach Gill (of Animal Liberation Orchestra) playing accordion, melodica and piano, to record his abide by-up to 2003's On and On. In Among Dreams was introduced on March 1, 2005.
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Movie Curious George is a soundtrack album by Jack Johnson, unveiled on February 7, 2006. The album also elements Adam Topol, Ben Harper, G.
Love, Kawika Kahiapo, Matt Costa, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill.
It was the initially soundtrack to make it to number one because the Poor Boys II soundtrack in August 2003 and was the primary soundtrack for an animated video to best the Billboard 200 because the Pocahontas soundtrack in July 1995.
Johnson enlisted J.P.
Plunier to produce his fourth total-duration studio album, Sleep By way of the Static. It was recorded implementing 100% solar power at the Solar-Powered Plastic Plant studio in Los Angeles.
The album featured Gill (keys), Podlewski (bass) and Topol (drums, percussion).
Rest By way of the Static was launched on February 1, 2008 and was followed by a world tour.
A live album and DVD of Johnson's 2008 entire world tour, entitled En Concert, was published on October 27, 2009.
The DVD was directed by Emmett Malloy.
Jack Johnson produced Animal Liberation Orchestra's fifth studio album, Man of the Entire world, which was introduced February 9, 2010.
The album also benefits vocals from Johnson.
On one February 2010, Johnson's official web-site announced that his fifth studio album, To the Sea, was in the recording course of action at the Mango Tree Studio, with a planned globally release in the course of the earliest week of June 2010.
The site also announced an accompanying European, Australian and New Zealand tour to coincide with the album's launch on midnight 31 Might. The earliest single from his To the Sea album is "You and Your Heart", unveiled on April 6, 2010.