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Jack Johnson – I Got You

Last night at the Bonnaroo Musicfest, Jack Johnson, was a last minute substitute…

Jack Johnson pulls off the switch at Bonnaroo

Johnson and his band overcame tough odds and thorny logistics to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, replacing late cancellation Mumford & Sons. The group overcame short notice and thorny logistics to produce a set filled with good humor, mellow vibes and a ton of hits.

“We want to dedicate this whole set to Ted Dwane and all of Mumford & Sons,” Johnson said after taking the stage before tens of thousands of fans. “And we wish we could all be here playing music together. Maybe that will be next year.” {snip}

There was much speculation among Bonnaroo organizers and watchers about how fans would react to the switch — the first headliner cancellation in 12 years of Bonnaroo. But Johnson quickly won over the crowd and kept its fickle attention with a light touch and his easygoing persona.

“Give us that one,” Johnson joked after a flub late in the set. “We practiced for a couple of hours.”

Bonnaroo 2013 turned out quite differently from what Johnson was expecting. He hasn’t played the festival since 2008 and was in town to do a little light promotion for his new album, “From Here To Now To You,” out in September…

I Got You is the first track that Jack has released from his upcoming album…!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads…!

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