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.
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
Our engineer will be working this Saturday on HPR-1 and HPR-2 for O'ahu North Shore. Power should be back to full strength once he's finished. All other transmitters are operating normally.
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