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Are Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson actually the same person?

Asked by The_Compassionate_Heretic (14591points) July 1st, 2009

If not, at the very least they get together and discuss how they can sound more alike.

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Ashalah's avatar

This is a great question. I do believe that they are one in the same.

El_Cadejo's avatar

huh? Dave Matthews IMO is much more of a jam band where Jack Johnson is just chill music.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Who’s Jack Johnson? Didn’t know Dave Matthews was alive. hmm

Aethelwine's avatar

Jack is Dave’s little brother. He’ll never compare! Ever!

@uberbatman lurve

Steven0512's avatar

I personally do not think they sound alike in any way. I agree with the earlier comment that Dave is jam band and Jack is more of a solo artist.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

If you folks like jams, you’re listening to the wrong stuff.

augustlan's avatar

Totally different types of music, dude. Different vocal sound, different instruments, just… different. I think you may need hearing aids. ;-)

ubersiren's avatar

And John Mayer. They’re like the Holy Trinity in the form of modern day minstrels. I don’t like the lot of them. I know, not liking DMB is unconstitutional or some shit…

eponymoushipster's avatar

wait – does jack johnson make videos comprised solely of stop motion video of him making weird faces? also, does david matthews never wear shoes?

also, both are shit.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I checked with my mom and she says Dave Matthews is alive. I say we put him on a billing along with Huey Lewis and The News and Rick Springfield. Hat Trick of suckage

eponymoushipster's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence no, people still listen to those other two bands.

augustlan's avatar

I love Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. I even like some of John Mayer’s stuff, too. Just sayin’.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@ubersiren We’ve just amended the constitution.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@augustlan my condolences on the loss of your hearing. i had no idea.~

DeanV's avatar

Jack Johnson doesn’t have Carter Beauford and Victor Wooten in his backing band.

augustlan's avatar

@dverhey I saw Victor Wooten live with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. He is f’ing incredible!

tinyfaery's avatar

Umm…no fuckin’ way. Jack Johnson is a singer songwriter. Dave brought together a unique group of musicians and created a new sound. Dave’s lyrics are by far superior. Dave uses his voice as a instrument; JJ sings. DMB sells out arenas, all over the world, every year. Need I go on?

BTW I do not like Johnson or Mayer. And I’ve seen DMB 20 times. 2 more in September.

Aethelwine's avatar

@augustlan Come sit on this porch swing with me and we’ll sip on some lemonade, listen to Dave Matthews and search for our hearing aids. ;)

El_Cadejo's avatar

anyone who dislikes DMB should really listen to their live performances. Theyre completely different and 100% more awesome.

Aethelwine's avatar

There’s room for you too uber and tiny!

eponymoushipster's avatar

@uberbatman yes, but those 4hr jams are perfect for your, uhm, lifestyle lol

El_Cadejo's avatar

@augustlan Bela Fleck is awesome. I highly recommend you check out Uncommon Ritual. Its Edgar Meyer with Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall, simply amazing.

tinyfaery's avatar

Ooh…idea. Fluther road trip at the Gorge (camping and 3 days of DMB).

DeanV's avatar

Every time somebody makes a crack at bassists I point them to this video.

Aethelwine's avatar

@dverhey Don’t forget Flea and Les Claypool!

DeanV's avatar

I definitely don’t, but that’s just something that looks so much more difficult… And it’s great guitar work too…

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Uh, their voices don’t sound anything alike to me. I have no idea what you’re talking about! That’s ridic!

mcbealer's avatar

OK this is really very interesting to me, and although I never heard of Johnson before running across this question, the melody of his song Gone sounds eerily a lot like Oh at about 1:20 minutes into Gone. Weird. Very weird. But no—there will never be another Dave. sigh

blondie411's avatar

lurve to Bela, they came to my school and it was completely awesome

Clair's avatar

I don’t see a similarity at all. Hmm.

tinyfaery's avatar

FYI Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck now tours with DMB.

syz's avatar

Ugh, Jack Johnson. I don’t think they sound alike at all.

Yay! Bela Fleck!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i love jack johnson, and have for years.
i don’t really know who dave matthews is, but i seem to remember my old teacher playing his music in class. i remember it being vaguely annoying, but i could be totally off. really though, i’m just wondering why there’s so much jack johnson hate. he has a nice voice, and he writes nice songs. i don’t see anything overly hate-able about him, whether you listen to him or not.

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