Live: Jack Johnson, Houston

Jack Johnson gets down in a mellow way in Houston (Photo by Lily Angelle)

Jack Johnson is an artist who does a lot of things right.  He doesn’t tour and release albums incessantly – his current tour supports To The Sea, a new album that is only his fifth since 2001.  He supports pro-environmental causes and in fact all of the proceeds from this current tour are going to charity.

So his recent stop at Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion had a special village of tents with info on the singer’s favorite causes, including recycling, eco-friendly transportation and community volunteering.  And as a reward to those fans who took the time to visit the village, Johnson and some of his band members and opening acts played an intimate, acoustic set on a side stage tucked away among the Pavilion’s pines.

Full disclosure: I didn’t attend the concert, my daughter and her friend did …

Jack Johnson and Zach Gill (Photo by Lily Angelle)

I just showed up to swipe my credit card and present the duo with a “ticketless” voucher that aims to discourage scalpers.  Johnson and his buddies – including G. Love, Hawaiian singer Paula Fuga and Johnson keyboard player Zach Gill – played a short acoustic set in the Houston heat.  The songs included “Mud Football,” “Stepping Stone” and “Girl I Wanna Lay You Down.”

Later, fans were treated to a full-blown show (complete with a 30-minute rainstorm) that included the single “You and Your Heart” and a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.”  And of course “Bubble Toes.”  By all accounts, a good time was had by all.

Jack Johnson official website

One Response to “Live: Jack Johnson, Houston”

  1. I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY JACK THAT I SENT HIM MY VIDEOS AND MY THEME SONG. AS MOST KNOW I’M IN LOVE WITH MUSIC AND I THOUGHT I’D SHARE MY DREAM OF ARCHIVE PRESERVATION WITH HIM.
    I KNOW THAT HE CARES, I JUST HOPE HE HAS THE LONG TERM VISION OF PRESERVATION FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS. BEST WISHES JACK AND ALL OF YOU MUSIC LOVERS……………PCM

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