Jack Johnson is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer and musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released four more albums, a number of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He is also known for organizing an annual event, the Kkua Festival. Notable songs from Johnson's repertoire include 'Upside Down'; 'Flake'; 'Sitting, Waiting, Wishing'; 'If I Had Eyes'; 'You and Your Heart'; 'Taylor'; 'Banana Pancakes' and 'Better Together'. Jack Johnson was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of well-known surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in the sport. He began to learn how to surf at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu's north shore.
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