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Jack Johnson: On the Road

Friend Emmett Malloy documents the songwriter’s current tour

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Jack Johnson playing a short set to a few people in the middle of Hyde Park. This was just a few days before his new record came out.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Roundhouse in London

Backstage at the Roundhouse in London working with his opener for this tour, Bahamas. Pink Floyd got weird in this place in the Sixties, so it was cool to watch my friend play a rock show there.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Bringing the Lyrics to Life

Jack, Merlo, Adam and Zach onstage at the Roundhouse for the iTunes festival. Jack's stage backdrop was a drawing that my friend Geoff McFetridge did after listening to Jack's new record. He brought the lyrics to life.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Shut-eye

The Circus Krone is still an active circus. It was a beautiful venue, but it smelled like wet horses in there. Jack just shut his eyes and treated the fans in Germany to a beautiful set, which included a lot of material from his new record.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Back in the U.S.A.

Back in the U.S.A., and Jack's new record, From Here to Now to You, is finally out. Here is a shot of the vinyl, backstage at Jimmy Fallon's show.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Jack and the Roots

Jack and the Roots rehearsing a song together. The Roots released their new record with Elvis Costello on this day as well.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Holidays

The holidays arrived early this year. Jack and the Roots all dressed up in bad Christmas sweaters courtesy of Brushfire Records.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Undetected

Jack took the Farm Aid cameras on a lap around the grounds to see all the booths that were set up by the local farmers. It was a nice way for him to see all that was going on out in the audience without getting noticed by a single fan.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Lukas

Jack ripping through "Flake" with Lukas Nelson on guitar. I think that Lukas sat in with just about every band that day. He loves playing music.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

‘This Land is Your Land’

Pete Seeger closing down the 28th Farm Aid. Neil Young seemed like a happy-go-lucky kid during this version of "This Land is Your Land."

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Accompanied by Kids

After Farm Aid we headed to Boston for the Life is Good Festival. Jack travels with his whole family on tour, so this stop was a highlight – this festival had signs that said "Adults allowed when accompanied by kids!"

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

‘Roadrunner’

Jack learning the lyrics to "Roadrunner" by the Modern Lovers. They are from Boston, so it seemed like a nice day to play that song.

Jack Johnson, On the Road, From Here to Now to You tour, Emmett Malloy

Emmett Malloy

Ryman

I went home for a few days and then met up with Jack at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Looking and sounding as beautiful as ever.

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