Jack's new record, From Here To Now To You, available now! www.jackjohnsonmusic.com
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: On the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
Q: When did you start playing guitar?
A: I started playing when I was 14.
Q: What was the first song you learned on the guitar?
A: I learned two at the same time: "One" by Metallica and "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens.
Q: What did you do before you put out Brushfire Fairytales?
A: I made surf films.
Q: What are some of your favorite Surf Movies?
A: The Seedling, Litmus, Filthy Habbits, Blazing Boards, Bunyip Dreaming, Green Iguana, and Endless Summer.
Q: Who are some of your (musical) influences?
A: I dig Nick Drake, The Beatles, Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Dylan, Ben Harper, Radio Head, G. Love and Special Sauce, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Marley, Kurosawa, Tom Curren and so on.
Support Music & Arts in Schools!
Just in time for the holidays, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation launched a $25,000 Double Your Impact campaign with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers around the country purchase art supplies and musical instruments for their classrooms. Your donation to one of these selected classroom projects will be matched for double the impact! Whether it’s colored pencils and watercolors, or saxophones and ukuleles, it feels great to support music and arts in schools! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2hn2pVW
Thanks to everyone for making Bedstock a huge success and for supporting MyMusicRx! They had 52 artists, 10 kids, and 7 writers. In case you missed Jack playing “Upside Down” from his sleeping bed you can watch it at www.bedstock.com
Happy Thanksgiving from Jack! This holiday season you can give thanks and give back. WhyHunger supports solutions to grow food sustainably and reduce food insecurity. They help to amplify the stories of innovative grassroots organizations including All At Once partners from around the country such as The Food Trust, The Ecology Center, Ecotrust, and Youth Farm. Learn more at www.whyhunger.org where you can select a gift that gives back, bid on auction items or help to spread the word. You can be part of the solution and help ensure everyone has the right to nutritious food.
Tell Congress Not to Stand in the Way of National Parks Going Bottled Water Free! https://secured.surfrider.org/action/engagement?actionId=AR0004551&id=701i00000018YoU … #AAOplasticfree
secured.surfrider.org Surfrider Foundation takes plastic pollution very seriously, and it is our mission to reduce the impacts of single-use plastic on our ocean, waves and beaches. If current trends continue, scientists predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. So, we must support parks th...
It’s Election Day and Jack just cast his ballot! HeadCount has all the local ballot info you need to Go Vote at http://bit.ly/voterinfo16
Jack recently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium to learn about their efforts to educate visitors, teachers, and students about solutions to plastic ocean pollution. Over 100 teens from all over California gathered for the aquarium Teen Summit, learning skills to coordinate ocean conservation projects in their own communities. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Teens learned how the density of plastics can effect ocean food chains, and did a DIY upcycling project to make their own reusable t-shirt bags.
Speaking of reusable bags...if you are registered to vote in California, now is your chance to VOTE YES on Prop 67 and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! After six years of advocacy to the California state legislature, a bill to ban plastic bags was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014. Unfortunately, due to the political maneuvering of the big plastics industry, implementation of the bill was stalled and is now on the November ballot as Proposition 67.
On Nov. 8, VOTE YES on Prop 67 and No on Prop 65 for our oceans, waves and beaches. Together, we can uphold the first-in-the-nation law to ban single-use plastic retail bags statewide. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2eyHaAY