Jack Johnson Brings The Island Vibes To Asbury Park Sea.Hear.Now 2018 Closes With The Mellow Vibes Of Jack Johnson
ASBURY PARK, NJ-
“… Keeping with the surf and music theme of Sea.Hear.Now, Jack Johnson was a perfect fit. His music instantaneously took the crowd to a place of warm ocean breezes and palm trees. Johnson took the stage, the crowd responding to the chill Hawaiian style vibe and jazzy undertones of “If I Had Eyes” off the Sleep through The Static album. Jack Johnson’s music is a mixture of jazz, blues and reggae executed to perfection by bandmates Adam Topal on drums, Merlo Podlweski on bass and Zach Gill on keys.
Johnson, who hails from Oahu, Hawaii plays sweet melodic island inspired music that had the crowd standing arm in arm, singing out loud and swept away by Jack’s lyrical prowess and slack guitar work. In a very touching and intimate moment Johnson- who clearly is a romantic type- gained cheers from the crowd when he said the next song would be a love song for his wife.
Johnson’s set continued with a few surprises including collaborations with G.Love and The special Sauce, Milky Chance, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as covers of Social D’s / Johnny Cash “Ball and Chain”, Steve Millers “The Joker” and “Badfish” by Sublime. Jack Johnson played a total of twenty songs during his set, attracting a huge crowd eager to soak up the warm Island vibes …”