"Jack Johnson" (born May 18, 1975) is a Hawaii-born singer-songwriter who has achieved commercial success and a dedicated following since the release of his debut album, "Brushfire Fairytales". His latest album is ''Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George''.
Jack Johnson was a professional surfer until an accident in which he broke his wrist, had his front teeth knocked out and received more than 150 stitches to his mouth and forehead. While he was recovering in bed, he spent his time writing songs and playing guitar. He was also a keen skateboarder, and learned how to surf and skate from his father's best friend Alex Conwell. Alex also taught Jack to play the guitar and the flute. Johnson learned to play guitar at age 14, but did not seriously pursue a career in the arts until his college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in film. There, he played rhythm guitar for the hippie rock group "Soil." In his time off after graduating Jack travelled and, during 1997-98, co-directed and shot the purist surf film ''Thicker Than Water'' to be released later. He is also a vegetarian.
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