Jack Johnson Celebrates Kokua With Album & Tour


Instead of his usual April Kokua Festival benefit concerts, Jack Johnson is taking guests Paula Fuga and John Cruz on a seven-date island tour, while releasing a Best of Kokua Festival album. All the proceeds -- from the tour and new release – will go to his non-profit Kokua Hawai`i Foundation, and he called HPR's Dave Lawrence to talk about it. 



Best of Kokua Festival



Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival on April 17th. The compilation album features live performances from Jack Johnson’s benefit concerts for the Kokua Hawai`i Foundation. In support of the release, Johnson will also do a seven-date all acoustic tour. All proceeds from both the album and tour will benefit the non-profit Kokua Hawai`i Foundation. Stay tuned to HPR to hear more of our conversation with Jack Johnson as we approach the live dates.


Here is the complete track listing of the album:

1.     Better Together - Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga

2.     Cry, Cry, Cry - Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga

3.     A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

4.     Mudfootball - Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G. Love

5.     Constellations - Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo

6.     Take It Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz

7.     Island Style - John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne

8.     Breakdown - Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro

9.     Further On Down The Road - Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson

10.   Welcome To Jamrock - Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga

11.   High Tide or Low Tide - Ben Harper & Jack Johnson

12.   Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

13.   I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends



An acoustic evening with Jack Johnson, John Cruz and Paula Fuga, which go on-sale this Saturday:  

April 19th - Kaua`i - Kaua`i Community College Performing Arts Center

April 21st and 22nd - O`ahu - Hawai`i Theatre

April 25th and 26th - Maui - Castle Theatre

April 28th and 29th - Big Island - Kahilu Theatre


Get more information at jackjohnsonmusic.com. See some videos of songs featured on the album below.


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