With over 18 million records sold and a canon of five studio albums, the 36-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has spent more than a decade creating sun-kissed guitar melodies.
Johnson’s collaborative efforts with legendary artists from Willie Nelson, Eddie Vedder and Jackson Browne have been standouts—these infectiously intimate and energetic live performances define the authentic, positive vibrations of Johnson’s charmed decorum.
Impressively, Johnson’s efforts range from solar-powered recording studios, founding the environmental education non-profit Kokua Hawaii and the curation of Hawaii’s Kokua Festival. Through his philanthropic efforts, he has lead an army of social, creative and genuine efforts.
Now, Johnson is set to release Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival. The album is a multi-genre effort that features performances from Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Damian Marley, Taj Mahal, G. Love, Ozomatli, Glenn Frey, Willie Nelson and Fred Rose.
All of the profits from Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival will go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. In a press release, Johnson explained, “all of the musicians who’ve played at the Kokua Festival have a connection to the cause and the work we are doing with the foundation. When I hear the album, I feel so much gratitude for all the people who’ve been involved in the festival, and all the many ways they’ve contributed to Kokua.”
Check out the video of Johnson, Jackson Browne and John Cruz’s rendition of “Take It Easy” below. You can purchase the 14-track album here.