John Mayer

John Mayer



John Clayton Mayer[1] (/ˈm.ər/; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.[2] He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out. His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland".

Though Mayer started his career mainly performing acoustic rock, he began moving towards the blues genre that had originally influenced him as a musician. By 2005, he was collaborating with blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton. Forming the John Mayer Trio, he released a live album in 2005 called Try!, and his third studio album Continuum in 2006. Both albums received wide critical acclaim, and Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". That album was followed by Battle Studies in 2009, a return to pop, with a number-one grossing tour.

After having several controversial incidents with the media, Mayer withdrew from public life in 2010 and began work on a follow-up album, called Born and Raised, that would draw inspiration from the 1970s pop music of Laurel Canyon. However, the discovery of a granuloma on his vocal cords delayed the release of the album until May 2012, and ultimately forced him to cancel the planned tour. Even so, the album enjoyed a generally favorable reception, though was less commercially successful than his previous work. After extensive treatments for his vocal problems—and a two-year hiatus—Mayer began performing as a singer again in January 2013, and that year released the album, Paradise Valley. The album is named for where he lives in Montana and features country music influences. By 2014, he had sold a total of over 20 million albums worldwide.[3] After developing an interest in the Grateful Dead and connecting with Bob Weir, Mayer formed Dead & Company with three former Grateful Dead musicians.[4] The band's performances have been well-received,[5][6] with tours in 2015, 2016,[5] and 2017.[7]

Mayer's secondary career pursuits extend to television hosting, comedy, and writing; he has authored columns for magazines such as Esquire. He supports various causes and has performed at charity benefits. He is a watch aficionado (with a collection he values in the "tens of millions" of dollars), and has been on the jury at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. He currently lives in Montana.



The Search for Everything
The Search for Everything is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mayer, released by Columbia and Sony Music on April 14, 2017.
The Search for Everything: Wave Two
The Search for Everything: Wave Two (also shortened as Wave Two) is an extended play (EP) by American singer-songwriter John Mayer.
The Search for Everything: Wave One
The Search for Everything: Wave One (also shortened as Wave One) is an extended play (EP) by American singer John Mayer.
The Search for Everything - Wave One
The Search for Everything - Wave One is an album by musical artist John Mayer, released on January 20, 2017.

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John Mayer Had One Too Many (Packs Of) Oreo, Regretted It Instantly
  –  January 13, 2018
Musician and well-known social media goof, John Mayer recently had an Oreo overdose and probably ... In an epic snack recreation, the Stop This Train singer instead of dunking, immersed a whole bunch of them in a bowl of almond milk to eat the cookie ...
John Mayer pokes fun at obnoxious celebrity private plane photos — while taking one of his own
  –  January 12, 2018
We have been making fun of celebrities for posting eye-rolling private plane pix for at least two years — longer in private — and now John Mayer is joining in on the fun. The singer, who’s known for his prolific social shares, uploaded an Instagram ...
John Mayer wants to hear from fans ... by snail mail: Let's 'return to naturalism'
  –  January 12, 2018
Well, John Mayer wants to return to those days, and he wants you to come with him. The singer on Instagram encouraged his fans to write to him on pen and paper, saying he'd respond in kind. "2018: a return to naturalism. Let’s correspond. Real paper.
John Mayer and Steve Miller led a rapturous tribute to a Martin Guitar icon
  –  January 8, 2018
The night wasn't without some bad news: The honky-tonk singer/songwriter Marty Stuart was unable to ... "I'll offer to retire several times," Boak joked. But John Mayer overcame his own travel complications to arrive and deliver his set.
John Mayer popularized the Kylo Ren Challenge, killing the meme in the process
  –  January 3, 2018
More people, including both men and women, began posing in Kylo Ren’s now infamous stance. On Dec. 30, singer John Mayer posted a photo of himself taking part in the trend, signifying a mainstream embrace of the meme and a natural but simultaneous death ...
John Mayer is calling on fans to strip off for the Kylo Ren Challenge
  –  January 2, 2018
John Mayer has outed himself as a huge Star Wars fan by emulating the unusual look of Kylo Ren, and encouraging his fans to do the same. In a photo posted on Instagram, the singer is seen wearing nothing apart from a pair of high waisted trousers ...
John Mayer Creates the #KyloRenChallenge, and Now Everyone Is Doing It
  –  January 1, 2018
The Kylo Ren challenge is now a thing. And it’s all thanks to the help of singer-songwriter John Mayer, who is apparently a huge Star Wars fan. In the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, there is a scene that involves Kylo Ren, portrayed by Adam Driver ...
John Mayer recreates that creepy shirtless Kylo Ren scene from The Last Jedi
  –  January 1, 2018
Anyway, one of its many participants - really, just search #KyloRenChallenge on Instagram and you'll see how many - includes none other than mid-'00s singer-songwriter John Mayer. Yes, the "Your Body Is A Wonderland" singer. Take a look.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': John Mayer Takes "Kylo Ren Challenge" by Posing Shirtless in High-Waisted Pants
  –  December 31, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has inspired audiences in plenty of ways in the weeks since its release, but John Mayer's latest Instagram post might be among the most amusing. The singer recently shared a photo of him standing shirtless and in high-waisted pants ...
John Mayer sports high-waisted trousers in tribute to Star Wars' Kylo Ren
  –  December 31, 2017
Singer John Mayer has donned a pair of very high-waisted trousers in reference to a famous scene from the new Star Wars film. In The Last Jedi, conflicted villain Kylo Ren is seen topless in a pair of dark trousers, that come up far above his belly button.
Star phwoars! Shirtless John Mayer channels Adam Driver in The Last Jedi as he launches Kylo Ren Challenge on Instagram
  –  December 31, 2017
It's been certainly the most polarizing point in the Star Wars universe to date. But John Mayer was clearly a fan of THAT The Last Jedi shirtless scene. The singer posted a shirtless selfie on Saturday night as he launched the Kylo Ren Challenge.
John Mayer undergoes emergency
  –  December 6, 2017
Rock singer-songwriter John Mayer on Tuesday went into emergency surgery for removal of his appendix, forcing his band featuring former members of the Grateful Dead to postpone a show. The 40-year-old Mayer "was admitted into the hospital for an emergency ...
John Mayer Hospitalized for an Emergency Appendectomy
  –  December 5, 2017
Singer John Mayer is undergoing an emergency procedure Tuesday to remove his appendix, according to his spokeswoman. Mayer was admitted to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy early Tuesday, his spokeswoman Anna Loynes said in a statement.
Singer John Mayer hospitalized for emergency appendectomy
  –  December 5, 2017
NEW YORK – John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. A representative for the Grammy-winning musician said Mayer was admitted to the hospital Tuesday morning. He had been due to perform at a concert in New Orleans with the Dead ...
Dead & Co.'s NOLA show postponed after John Mayer hospitalized
  –  December 5, 2017
Dead & Company is a band composed of several members of The Grateful Dead and singer/guitarist John Mayer. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir combined forced with Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti to perform music from the Grateful Dead's ...


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