Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined Jack Johnson for this rendition of the gentle ballad “Constellations” at the Kokua Festival in Hawaii. The song will be featured on Johnson’s new live album, Best of Kokua Festival, which is due April 17th and also includes collaborations with Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and Ben Harper.
“Over the years the most rewarding part of the festival has been inviting musicians to join us onstage,” says Johnson. “We’ve had some amazing collaborations, like when Eddie Vedder and Kawika Kahiapo came up for ‘Constellations’ and I got to hear Eddie singing over Kawika’s beautiful slack-key guitar playing. Those sit-ins are always my favorite moments, and a huge part of why I love playing music in general. I think it’s the best part of the night for the audience as well.”