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.
Leaving Hyde Park.
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, 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.
A ukulele showdown backstage in Germany. Jack, Zach and a young fan playing "Banana Pancakes."
Walking onto the stage at the Circus Krone in Munich.
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.
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.
Warming up backstage at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jack and the Roots rehearsing a song together. The Roots released their new record with Elvis Costello on this day as well.
The holidays arrived early this year. Jack and the Roots all dressed up in bad Christmas sweaters courtesy of Brushfire Records.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Colbert Report!"
Jack and Bahamas playing "Home" on the Colbert show.
Had to get this shot before we left the premises.
Welcome to Farm Aid Number 28. Saratoga Springs, New York. Please support your local family farms!
Jack getting a little advice from a musician who might know a thing or two.
Jack going above and beyond for our nation's farmers.
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 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.
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."
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!"
Bahamas backstage in Boston rehearsing "Hey Ya!" by OutKast.
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 and a small crew doing an interview for The Fretboard Journal in Central Park.
Jack making the most of doing press in Central Park.
Jack Johnson and Zach Gill soundchecking the United Palace Theater.
The rhythm section (Merlo and Adam) getting tonight's show dialed.
Quiet moment before showtime.
Zach Gill caught under a neon glow.
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.