Biography

Jack Hody Johnson was born in Hawaii. He had natural talent for surfing, like his father, and began to surf from the early age. Besides it, he was interested in cinematography and learned to play the guitar at the age of fourteen. As a teenager, he listened to such performers as Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Beatles. Jack became the youngest contester and the Pipeline competition, when he was seventeen. Unluckily, he got a serious injury the same year and turn to music as the means of self-expression during his recreation. At that period Jack was a student of cinema department of the University Of California at Santa Barbara. Johnson tried himself as singer-songwriter and producer of documentary about surfing Thicker Than Water – he worked over the film with his friends Chris Malloy and Emmett Malloy.

The film got a plenty of positive reviews, while Johnson himself became a guest vocalist on the album Philadelphonic by G. Love. Jack also met his future wife Kim during his studies. Hid debut Brushfire Fairytales saw light in 2001. Acoustic guitar and soft, pleasant vocals, performed by Johnson, made him the favorite of the public all over the world. His second work On and On was released in 2003 and contained the same type of material – slow and middle-tempo compositions with plain arrangements. Released in 2005 In Between Dreams had the speculations about love? Friendship and simple life pleasures in the same charming and melancholic manner that fascinated the listeners. Nevertheless, on such songs as If I Could and Crying Shame Jack touched upon the themes like death and war.

Johnson continued to contribute music for cinema and became the member of the Soil band. He graduated from the University with the degree in cinema and decided firmly to tire his future life to arts. In 2008 Johnson released the disc Sleep Through The Static, which seems to be the most sad of his works. However, both Johnson's fans and those, who are unfamiliar to his creativity, are sure to love this album – its thoughtful songs cover the listener with the friendly atmosphere. The full-length Sleep Through The Static is an excellent demonstration of how the artist can move forward without changing drastically his own style. In 2009 Johnson released the live album En Concert, which includes records that had been made during his Sleep Through the Static World Tour of 2008. Profits from the tour and this release will be going to fund the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. The release of Jack’s fifth long play titled To The Sea debuted at the very top of Billboard 200, which is a great proof of that work’s highest level. Album To The Sea, created in the artist’s recognizable style, will be interesting for all the connoisseurs of sincere music and lyrics that make a person think.

Studio Albums

Jack Johnson, To the Sea mp3To the Sea
Jack Johnson's fifth album To The Sea is carried out in the same manner as the previous works: soft vocals, contagious guitars and interesting lyrics, telling of this person's views on life and witnessing of his obviously strong belief
2010
  • Pop/Rock
Jack Johnson, Sleep Through the Static mp3Sleep Through the Static
Jack Johnson is a musician who doesn't really like changes and experiments. The main advantage here is that you always know what you can expect. So if you always loved his songs than you will definitely love his new album Sleep Through the Static
2008
  • Soft Rock
Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams mp3In Between Dreams
Before Jack Johnson perfected his rock star ways, he was a champion surfer on the professional route. However, Johnson was also testing his other creative outlets – one being film and the other being music. Johnson steered away
2005
  • Folk Pop
  • Folk Rock
Jack Johnson, On and On mp3On and On
2003
  • Folk Rock
Jack Johnson, Brushfire Fairytales mp3Brushfire Fairytales
2000
  • Folk Pop
  • Folk Rock

Lives

Jack Johnson, En Concert mp3En Concert
2009
  • Folk Pop
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock