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Jack Johnson, a Hawaii-born singer/songwriter, achieved a moderate level of fame in late 2001 with his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. The singer had been a professional surfer until an accident forced him to take some time off; during this time he learned guitar from a friend. It was his near fatal wipe out on one of these monster waves that immortalized him and his battered face became an indelible image in the surfing world.
While recovering, he pursued his interest in filmmaking and soon became a surf film director, photographer, producer and score composer. This led to the recording of various demos and random tracks, which caught the ear of Ben Harper's producer/manager J.P. Plunier. Plunier pushed Johnson to record formal demos, eventually leading to the release of Brushfire Fairytales in 2001.
After touring for almost two years, Johnson released his second album, On and On to generally favorable reviews in late 2003. Johnson's highly anticipated sophomore effort On And On produced by Mario Caldato Jr., was recorded in his native island of Hawaii, carrying the same carefree aloha spirit that graces his debut album and showing that rock stardom has yet to change this wave-riding island boy. On And On also features the same line up from his debut with Adam Topol on drums/percussion, Merlo Podlewski on bass, and none other than Jack Johnson on vocals and guitar. Many of the songs on On and On had previously been released on bootlegs, such as J.O.A.T. and B.O.A.T., but received full band treatment on the new album.
Johnson's interest in surfing also led him to produce and score multiple surfing films; among these September Sessions and Thicker Than Water were released on CD/DVD between the release of Brushfire Fairytales and On and On. Johnson has also appeared in the surf film Shelter, made by his manager, Emmett Malloy. His most recent film "The September Sessions" won The Surfer Magazine Poll award for best film of the year.