May 18, 1975 – Jack Johnson was born and raised in North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii (CHEA-HU!) and is a folk rock musician. He is the son of surfer, Jeff Johnson and Jack Johnson actually took after his dad on the waves before rocking stages. He began surfing at age 5 and was actually a beast, becoming the youngest to reach the finals at a Pipeline Masters. He went on to his next big talent of singing, after a major surf accident. He began playing the guitar at age 14 and began writing music at 16. He continued his love, craft and “addiction” while in college at UC Santa Barbara (Central Coast stand up!) playing in a band called Soil. Johnson’s style and presence is influenced by an eclectic group of great musicians suh as Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Radiohead, A Tribe Calle Quest, Ben Harper, Otis Redding, Special Sauce and The Beatles. His fame hit mainstream with the drop of his album, Brushfire Fairytales. Some of his more famous tracks include “Banana Pancakes,” “Better Together,” “You and Your Heart” and “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing.”
Happy Birthday Jack Johnson!