Acoustic star Jack Johnson announced the release of a new live album for charity called "Jack Johnson and Friends-Best of Kokua Festival".
The LP is made of 13 tracks accumulated from six years of performances featured at the long-running Kokua Festival serving to raise funds for the Koka Hawaii Foundation, "a non-profit started by Johnson and his ethereal and generous wife Kim in 2003. The organization is focused on supporting environmental education in Hawaii's schools".
There are a plethora of awesome collaborations on the album with big name stars such as: Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper and more. Additionally, there are also covers appearing as well, Bob Marley's "High Tide or Low Tide," Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released", and Jimmy Buffet's "A Pirate Looks at Forty".
What's a new album without a tour to follow, right? Johnson will embark on an all-acoustic Hawaiian tour beginning April 19th in Kauai at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center and concluding April 29th in Big Island at the Kahilu Theatre.
Track-listing for the record is listed below:
- Better Together - Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga
- Cry, Cry, Cry - Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
- A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
- Mudfootball - Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G. Love
- Constellations - Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo
- Take It Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz
- Island Style - John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne
- Breakdown - Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro
- Further On Down The Road - Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson
- Welcome To Jamrock - Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
- High Tide or Low Tide - Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
- Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
- I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends
Current tour dates for the spring Hawaiian tour are listed below:
- April 19th Kauai Kauai Community College Performing Arts Centre
- April 21st and 22nd Oahu Hawaii Theatre
- April 25th and 26th Maui Castle Theatre
- April 28th and 29th Big Island Kahilu Theatre