Jack is celebrating World Oceans Day in New York! World Oceans Day is a global event that inspires people to help create healthier oceans for a healthy planet. Jack is participating in the celebrations at the United Nations, and will be joining friends from the Polynesian Voyaging Society to honor their Malama Honua sail across the world’s oceans.
This morning, Jack had the honor of attending a ceremony with the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Two years ago in Samoa, Ban Ki-moon came aboard the Hokule’a and offered the gift of a message in a bottle, a handwritten note pledging to take action and protect the world’s oceans. Along her sail, the Hokulea Crew has collected 40 pledges from around the world and will return the bottle to the Secretary-General in honor of World Oceans Day.
Jack had a great time performing with Paula Fuga and his amazing Turnaround Arts students at Waianae Elementary School and Kamaile Academy. Check out this awesome video celebrating the Power of the Arts in Schools.
In celebration of Earth Month, last week Pivot TV premiered “All At Once: On The Road,” a documentary following Jack’s 2014 North American west coast tour and highlighting his music, lifestyle, and greening initiatives.
If you missed the film premiere on Pivot TV, the film is now available for sale or rent exclusively on iTunes.
The film highlights the Johnson‘s Kokua Hawaii Foundation, the work of the All At Once campaign, and several key non-profit partners and businesses focusing on plastic free initiatives and sustainable local food systems. Tune in to see how Jack and his team strive to create as little impact on the Earth as possible, from traveling on biodiesel-powered buses, to sourcing organic and locally grown meals, to carefully disposing of waste along the way.
Get a first-hand look at the day-to-day life of the band on tour, including incredible performance footage of Jack on stage at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre with Animal Liberation Orchestra, the Greek Theater in Berkeley with Bahamas, the iconic The Gorge Amphitheatre with Eddie Vedder, special guest appearances by surfer and environmentalist Rob Machado, and surfer Kelly Slater at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The goal of the tour and this documentary is to inspire people to get involved, make the right choices, and enjoy the music along the way.
Record Store Day is THIS Saturday, April 16 and ALO has an exclusive 10” release of Follow The Yarn! Side A includes 2 tracks from the Tangle Of Time studio sessions & Side B includes a live track featuring ALO’s pals ROAR from their Fall 2015 tour. Support Your local record store! www.recordstoreday.com
We are happy to share that Jack Johnson and Friends Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George is now available for the first time ever on vinyl. Cut from the original masters, the initial pressing is blue!
New visual for Bahamas track “Bitter Memories” has premiered over at Noisy. Here is a note from Afie…
“My friend Heather Goodchild has basically worked on everything I’ve ever done. For my first album, Pink Strat, she and I silkscreened the first two hundred covers in my living room. For my second record, she made this rug that said Barchords for the cover… now she’s hand-drawn a video for “Bitter Memories”.”
The moment has finally arrived! G. Love & Special Sauce have a new album “Love Saves The Day” that will be dropping on October 30th. As of right now you can pre-order the new album on Pledge Music where G. has put together up all kinds of limited edition goods and one of a kind experiences. You can see them all HERE.
“Love Saves The Day” features the down and dirty “trashcan blues” style of G. Love with his his long-term Special Sauce rhythm section James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens. Robert Carranza, Engineer and producer(Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta) recorded the group live with few edits to capture the raw and unfiltered electricity of the tracks. The new release is “the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues” that G. Love first pioneered with Special Sauce in the early ‘90s. This album features guest artists including Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol.