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Jack Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is a Hawaii-born musician, accomplished professional surfer and filmmaker who has achieved commercial success and a dedicated following since he first appeared on G. Love & Special Sauce’s album Philadelphonic. The release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales further cemented his popularity.
Jack learned to play the guitar at age 14, but was a professional surfer until an accident at Pipeline in which his front teeth were knocked out and he received more than 150 stitches. While he was recovering in bed, he spent his time writing songs and playing guitar. However, Jack didn’t seriously pursue a career in the arts until his college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jack Johnson also played rhythm guitar for the party band “Soil”, and graduated with a degree in film.
He has written, recorded, and released the albums Brushfire Fairytales (2001), On And On (2003), In Between Dreams (2005), Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies For The Film Curious George (2006) and Sleep Through The Static (2008), he has also been on 3 soundtracks “September Sessions” from the film The September Sessions, “Thicker Than Water” from the film Thicker Than Water, “Sprout”, “A Broke Down Melody” Ep and “Some Live Songs EP”. Several of his songs are also featured in the movie “Out Cold”. His latest album - Sleep Through The Static - reached the top 10 of the US charts.
In (2009) A live album and DVD of Jack’s (2008) world tour to promote the release of Sleep Through The Static album. The DVD entitled En Concert, was released on October 27, 2009. The DVD was directed by Emmett Malloy.
On 1 February 2010, Johnson’s official website announced that his fifth studio album was in the recording process at the Mango Tree Studio, with a planned worldwide release date of June the 1st 2010.The website also announced an accompanying European tour to coincide with the album’s release
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