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  • Date Submitted: 08/26/2010 11:59 PM
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Jack Johnson
      Jack Hody Johnson is a well known singer-songwriter, musician, filmmaker, and surfer. He was born on born May 18, 1975 and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of well-known surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in the sport and began surfing at the age of 5. Johnson was a professional surfer until an accident in which his front teeth were knocked out and received more than 150 stitches to his mouth and forehead. While he was recovering in bed, he spent his time writing songs and playing guitar. He was also a keen skateboarder, and learned how to surf, skate, and guitar from his father's best friend Alex Conwell. Johnson learned to play guitar at age 14, but did not seriously pursue a career in the arts until his college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in film and met his wife, Kim, a Waco, Texas, native. Johnson's first album, "Brushfire Fairytales", was produced by Harper's producer and fellow surfer, JP Plunier. This launched his music career and led to the release of his first album Brushfire Fairytales in 2001.
List of songs/recordings
"Flake"
"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"
"Upside Down"
"If I Had Eyes"

Every guitarist should know that Jack Johnson is known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. He writes good songs such as “Flake”, “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing”, “and Upside down”, “If I Had Eyes” and “Imagine” which are all on the Billboard Hot 100. He has released five albums so far and his sixth on is coming out. He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kōkua Festival. His songs can be easy and fun to play with on the guitar. His songs can put you in a good mood no matter how bad your feeling.

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