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Donavon Frankenreiter - 100% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 December 1972, Downey, California, USA. This American singer-songwriter is a close personal friend of fellow surfing musician Jack Johnson, and the patronage of the by-then world famous Johnson undoubtedly helped Frankenreiter promote his own music career in the early 00s.Frankenreiter grew up in California and began surfing professionally as a tee Read more

Jason Mraz - 58% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 June 1977, Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA. The pop rock singer-songwriter Jason Mraz grew up in Virginia where he first developed an interest in musical theatre. He left his home state to attend the American Musical And Dramatic Academy in New York, but dropped out to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. He played the coffee house circuit in New York and his native Virg Read more

Matt Costa - 57% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Matthew Albert Costa, 16 June 1982, Huntington Beach, California, USA. Although he learned to play guitar in his early teens, singer-songwriter Costa was more intent on a pro-skateboarding career. A bad injury curtailed his plans and while he was recovering from a broken leg, Costa turned his attention back to music. His early demos came to the attention of No Doubt guitaris Read more

Ben Harper - 54% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Chase Harper, 28 October 1969, Claremont, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Harper hails from the arid Inland Emire region, 50 miles east of Los Angeles. His family was musical; his grandfather played lute, his grandmother the guitar, his father drums and his mother combined guitar with vocals. It led to him soaking up a variety of influences in his y Read more

John Mayer - 45% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Brett Dennen - 44% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1979, Oakdale, California, USA. Raised in the small Californian town of Oakdale, where he was given free creative rein by his parents, Dennen learnt to play music in the many free hours he was allowed as a home-schooled student. After becoming proficient on the guitar he started to write his own songs, a practise he continued during a degree course in Community Studies in Sa Read more

Amos Lee - 37% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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1977, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After qualifying as a schoolteacher, Lee began singing professionally. Almost at once, his thoughtful take on smooth contemporary mildly jazzy pop struck a chord with the twenty-something audience. Playing acoustic guitar and singing in a relaxed and unpretentious manner, he reached a wide audience when he toured North America and Europ Read more

G. Love & Special Sauce - 33% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed by Philadelphia native G. Love (Garrett Dutton III, 3 October 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), this US act consciously recalls the pre-pop blues world alongside scat lyrics from the jazz tradition and hip-hop beats. G. Love met his partners, Jeffrey ‘Houseman’ Clemens (drums) and Jimmy ‘Jazz’ Prescott (bass) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in Read more

Xavier Rudd - 33% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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29 May 1978, Torquay, Victoria, Australia. Raised in the world-renowned surf resort of Torquay on the south coast of Australia, Rudd is an immensely talented multi-instrumentalist whose native surroundings are clearly a major inspiration to his work. In the same mould as Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and fellow compatriots the Beautiful Girls, Rudd creates laid-back music that re Read more

Dispatch - 32% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a string of jam bands to spring up on the American rock scene in the mid-90s, Dispatch was formed in 1996 by multi-instrumentalists Chad ‘Chetro’ Urmston, Pete ‘Repete’ Heimbold, and Brad ‘Braddigan’ Corrigan. The trio, who were all college students at Middlebury College in Vermont, had previously played together in the acoustic One Fell Swo Read more

John Butler Trio - 31% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
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1 April 1975, Torrance, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Butler was raised in Australia from the age of 11, his Australian father having relocated the family there in 1986. He attended Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he studied art history. Butler was by now heavily into music and had begun to write his own material. His self-recorded cas Read more

Colbie Caillat - 27% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1985, Newbury Park, California, USA. Rising rapidly to prominence in 2007, this US singer-songwriter and guitarist matched the feats of many of her peers across the Atlantic in the UK by using the MySpace website to promote her music. The daughter of record producer Ken Caillat (who worked with Fleetwood Mac in their mid-70s to early 80s commercial heyday), Colbie was natura Read more

David Gray - 26% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 June 1968, Sale, England but raised in the Welsh fishing village of Solva. Gray first aspired to being a rock performer after watching 2-Tone bands on television. He formed a punkish outfit at school, cranking out rock classics at double speed, then began writing songs when he was 17. Polydor Records A&R man Rob Holden heard a demo while recuperating from a motorcycle Read more

Ray LaMontagne - 26% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1974, New Hampshire, USA. It is astonishing that Ray LaMontagne ever became a musician at all. He spent his early adult life avoiding any associations with his father, a Nashville musician who deserted his family when LaMontagne was aged four. It was a tough life as his mother and her children moved frequently, sometimes sleeping out in cars or tents. Growing up, he kept him Read more

Newton Faulkner - 25% match to Jack Johnson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Sam Newton Battenberg Deutoronomy Faulkner, 11 January 1985, Surrey, England. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Faulkner enjoyed a breakthrough in summer 2007 with his feel good debut, Hand Built By Robots. Faulkner attended the rock-orientated Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, and after graduation played with the funk rock outfit Half A Guy. Despite a strong Read more


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