Jack Johnson is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer, filmmaker, musician known for his work
in the soft rock and acoustic genres.
In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales.
He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kokua Festival.
Jack Johnson was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of well-known
surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in his father's profession. Jack began to learn how to
surf at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the
Pipeline Masters on Oahu's North Shore. One week later, however, his stint as a professional
surfer ended when he suffered a surfing accident at the Pipeline that put more than 150
stitches in his forehead and removed a few of his teeth; this later became the inspiration
for the song
Drink The Water
May 18, 1975 ( age
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Folk rock, indie pop, surf
Singer-songwriter, musician, record label owner, pro surfer
Kim Johnson (m. 2000)
University of California at Santa Barbara
Got his start:
Making friends with Garrett Dutton of
G. Love and Special Sauce
and he subsequently recorded "Rodeo Clowns"
Vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, Sitar
Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Otis Redding, G. Love and Special Sauce,
Ben Harper, Sublime, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Young, and A Tribe Called Quest.
Jack Johnson Quotes
It's as simple as something that nobody knows.
look at all those fancy clothes, but these clothes could keep us warm just like those, and what about your soul, is it gold? or is it straight from the mold and ready to be sold...
There were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven..."
"My friend told me later he got the chicken pox. I told him I caught politics and never got over it."
"Well I know some people, they got a little less than nothing But still find some to spare- And other people got more than they could use... But they don't share"
There were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven.
"Such a tough enchiladia filled up with nota giving what you gotta give to get a dollar bill."
but everybody think that everybody knows about everybody else. nobody knows anything about themselves cause they're all worried about everybody else...
All the choices are made just purely on what seems like it would be fun. We don't always want to grow things. I think we're at a point where we feel pretty comfortable if we can keep things about the same."