Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival, A Benefit For The Kokua Hawaii Foundation
Label: Jack Johnson
Hanging at the Kokua Festival in Hawaii must be totally awesome: tropical cocktails, compostable utensils, flowery halter tops and, of course, Mr. Jack Johnson. A collection of recordings captured between 2004 and '10, this release contains a who's who of top shelf artists, including Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne and Ben Harper. Though the music ranges from pop reggae to country-folk, all of it is breezy, mellow and acoustic in a distinctively Hawaiian manner. Plus, it serves a good cause: The festival helps raise money for the venerable Kokua Hawaii Foundation.