Jack Johnson

Various Artists This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1¨ (Brushfire): Sandy-voiced guys strum acoustic guitars for the most part in this alt-folkie offering from Jack Johnson's label. Naturally, Johnson appears with a couple of campfire Christmas tunes and is joined by G. Love (who funks things up a bit with "Christmas Baby"), Zach Gill, Matt Costa and a handful of others. Zee Avi provides a quick bit of gender relief in her endearing original No Christmas for Me,¨ and Rogue Wave trots out a sprightly version of Pete Townshend's under-utilized Christmas¨ from Tommy.¨ Part of the proceeds go to children's music education. 3 stars
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