It makes complete sense that singer/songwriter, Jack Johnson would cover Greg Brown’s Spring Wind for the Waterkeeper Alliance in celebration of the Clean Water Act’s 40th anniversary. Johnson has spent the majority of his life on the water surfing professionally for years.
“Some of the earliest memories I have are these abstract things of being on the front of my dads surfboard and one time pulling into a little bit of a tube. Water has been part of my life since the beginning. Its everything on the spectrum from a place my family goes to enjoy themselves, I take the kids there everyday, we go down and play in the water—it’s sort of a meeting place for the families in our community. And that way, it kind of becomes the closest thing we have to a church—it’s a spiritual thing,” he said. “The Waterkeeper Alliance is an amazing organization because you can get involved on your local level and you realize your making a change for good around the whole nation. All rives flow to the oceans.” We couldn’t agree more, Jack.
Check out the videos below where he talks more about his memories in the water and to listen to this amazing cover.