INTERVIEW: Jack Johnson

Jack_Johnson_From_Here_to_Now_to_YouJack Johnson is primarily known for his laid back, intimate acoustic-based folky, rocky, breezy sound. He helped to kickstart a whole new generation of dudes who take guitars to the beach. But he’s also a devoted student of the electric guitar, and it should not have come as a surprise when he picked up various electrics – Telecasters, semi-hollow Gibsons – for 2008’s Sleep Through The Static and 2010’s To The Sea. Both albums could simply be seen as new angles on a sound and style he’d previously established. But the acoustic guitar is a seductive temptress, and she’s lured Johnson back to her earthy embrace on his latest album, From Here to Now to You. Produced by Mario Caldato Jr., who Johnson worked with while recording his most successful album In Between Dreams, it offers a sound that’s at once familiar and exotic, with lush instrumentation augmenting steel-string and nylon-string guitars. Read More …

Bluesfest 2014 Third Announcement

The_Very_Best_Of_Elvis_Costello_(1CD)_album_coverPress Release: Today Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s multi award winning 5 Day Festival, held at its permanent home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, north of Byron Bay, reveals its 3rd round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary, over the Easter long weekend 17 – 21 April, 2014.  The latest announcement welcomes Bluesfest icon headliner Jack Johnson back to its main stage. Jack’s fan base reaches from young to old and he truly represents what Bluesfest is all about. He is not just an all-time favourite, who makes the Top 3 List of ‘Most sought-after Bluesfest artist’ each year; Jack Johnson is also synonymous with Bluesfest, as well as a very gifted performer and a great person.

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