Sammy Johnson and Swells
Australian native, Sammy Johnson (a.k.a Sammy J) embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots to create positive and uplifting music. Blending together island reggae, soul and jazz vibes with heartfelt lyrics, Johnson is now based in the U.S. Born in Orange County, California, Swells got his first taste for music playing and singing at church. Being of Tongan decent, music is such a rich part of the culture, so it was only natural that he latched on to music at such a young age. The bill includes Lady Ri.