Jack Johnson Welcomes Lebo, Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis In Berkeley

Watch a series of collaborations from two nights at The Greek Theatre.

By Scott Bernstein Sep 30, 2022 10:45 am PDT

ALO multi-instrumentalist Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) was among Jack Johnson‘s guests for his two-night stand at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California on Wednesdy and Thursday. Brothers Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm Artis opened each show and sat-in with the singer-songwriter and his band.

Jack Johnson is currently on the road in support of his recently released album, Meet The Moonlight. Johnson, keyboardist Zach Gill, bassist Merlo Podlewski and drummer Adam Topol started Wednesday’s show with Brushfire Fairytales gem “Mudfootball” and chose “Inaudible Melodies” from the same 2001 LP to get last night’s concert underway.

Lebo emerged early in the night at the first show following a “Middle Man” performance that incorporated some of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe (In The Air).” The Bay Area musician was introduced by his ALO bandmate Zach Gill. Johnson then recalled meeting Gill and Lebowitz a long time ago at a party in Isla Vista, California. Lebo played pedal steel on Meet The Moonlight’s title track and the album’s “One Step Ahead” as well as “Constellations” and “Flake” on Wednesday.

Johnson brought back Lebo last night after Gill played a bit of ALO’s “Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down” amid “Wasting Time.” Dan was on guitar for “Breakdown” from 2005’s In Between Dreams and went to pedal steel for the ensuing “No Other Way.” Lebo was then back on guitar on “Flake” to end his initial appearance on Thursday. Both versions of “Flake” saw Johnson work in Mungo Jerry’s “In The Summertime.”

Check out fan-shot video featuring some of Lebo’s contributions at The Greek below:

Meet The Moonlight


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Jack Johnson (See 67 videos) and Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) (See 63 videos)

Breakdown


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Jack Johnson (See 67 videos) and Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) (See 63 videos)

Flake


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Jack Johnson (See 67 videos) and Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) (See 63 videos)

Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm Artis helped Johnson end his main sets on Wednesday and Thursday at the famed Bay Area venue. The pair contributed to a take on Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” and a medley of “Staple It Together” and “Mas Que Nada” each night. Additionally, the brothers lent a hand on the set-closing “Good People” on Wednesday and the “Mudfootball” that brought last night’s set to its conclusion. Jack Johnson began each encore with solo acoustic performances. Then, Lebo, Thunderstorm and Ron returned the stage for the “Better Together” finale both nights.

Watch the Artis brothers add to “Who Do You Love?” and Lebo join the mix for last night’s “Better Together” via fan-shot video below:

Who Do You Love?


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Jack Johnson (See 67 videos) , Ron Artis II (See 16 videos) and Thunderstorm Artis (See 2 videos)

Better Together


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Jack Johnson (See 67 videos) , Ron Artis II (See 16 videos) , Thunderstorm Artis (See 2 videos) and Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) (See 63 videos)

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Setlists (via Setlist.FM)

Wednesday, September 28

Set: Mudfootball, Taylor, Sitting Waiting Wishing, You And Your Heart, Upside Down/Time Is The Master/Badfish, Inaudible Melodies, Middle Man/Breathe, Meet The Moonlight*, Constellations*, One Step Ahead*, Flake/In The Summertime*, Bubbletoes/Calm Down, Wasting Time, Costume Party, Breakdown, I Got You, Don’t Look Now/Just Like Heaven, Shot Reverse Shot, Banana Pancakes, Who Do You Love?**, Mas Que Nada/Staple It Together**, Good People**

Encore: Do You Remember, Home, Sexy Plexi, Willie Got Me Stoned And Stole All My Money, Angel/Better Together^

  • * – w/ Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz
  • ** w/ Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis
  • ^ -w/ Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis

Thursday, September 29

Set: Inaudible Melodies, If I Had Eyes, Sitting Waiting Wishing, Fortunate Fool, One Step Ahead, You And Your Heart, Upside Down/Time Is The Master/Badfish/You Can’t Control It, Costume Party, Bubble Toes/The Joker, Wasting Time/Girl I Wanna Lay You Down, Breakdown*, No Other Way*, Flake/In The Summertime*, Don’t Look Now/Just Like Heaven, Shot Reverse Shot, Banana Pancakes, Rodeo Clowns/Soul Shakedown Party, Good People, Mas Que Nada/Staple It Together**, Who Do You Love?**, Mudfootball**

Encore: Open Mind, Home, Holes To Heaven, Do You Remember, Washing Dishes, Willie Got Me Stoned And Stole All My Money, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, Better Together^

  • * – w/ Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz
  • ** w/ Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis
  • ^ -w/ Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis
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