Earlier this week, we learned that Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane suffered from a blood clot in his brain, causing him to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the band has been forced cancel their appearance at this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Jack Johnson has generously opened his wallet and merchandise warehouse for those in need. The surfer and rocker has donated $50,000 to the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast just over a week ago. He also sent a shipment of sweatshirts to those facing plummeting temps without the luxuries of power, electricity and heat.
A five-part radio special has been developed in conjunction with Jack Johnson's latest album, 'Jack Johnson and Friends -- Best of Kokua Festival,' which dropped last month and document's the environmentally conscious singer-songwriter's long-running Kokua Festival. The special features music from the album and snippets of interviews from a handful of musical guests featured on the disc, including G. Love, Taj Mahal, Zach Gill, Will Dog of Ozomatli -- and, of course, Johnson himself.
Generally speaking, it's considered poor form to walk out on stage during someone else's concert, but there are exceptions to the rule -- as Jack Johnson demonstrated on Saturday (April 14) when his performance before a speech by the Dalai Lama was interrupted by none other than the guest of honor himself.
Hey, man. Jack Johnson has been keeping it mellow for the last couple of years, laying low since putting out his fifth studio album 'To the Sea' back in 2010. But in an effort to keep your local parks and beaches more hacky sack-friendly this summer, he'll be releasing a new live compilation next week -- one he recorded with a passel of famous friends including Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, and Damian Marley.
In anticipation of his April 17 ‘Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival,’ Jack Johnson has pulled a video out of the vault featuring a past live performance of one of the songs on the new disc titled ‘Mudfootball.’ This particular performance was from Johnson’s 2005 Kokua Festival performance with special guests G. Love and Ozomatli. Watch the live video below to get a true taste of the island life!