John Mayer

John Mayer
Birth Name McKinley Morganfield
Born April 4, 1913
Died April 30, 1983 (aged 70)
Genres Blues, Chicago blues, delta blues
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Associated acts Aristocrat, Chess Blue Sky, Tempo-Tone,Parkway

John Clayton Mayer (/ˈmeɪ.ər/; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer 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.

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Top 5 Solos
Top 5 Solos
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Free Fallin'
Free Fallin'
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Neon
Neon

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”.

By 2005, Mayer had moved away from the acoustic music that characterized his early records, and begun performing the blues and rock music that had originally influenced him as a musician. He collaborated 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 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 Battle Studies World Tour.

Top 3 John Mayer Recordings

How To Play Guitar Like John Mayer

John Mayer Anthology for Easy Guitar - Volume 1

Easy arrangements with tab of two dozen tunes from the hit songwriter’s four studio albums. Includes: Bigger Than My Body * Come Back to Bed * Comfortable * Daughters * Gravity * Half of My Heart * The Heart of Life * Love Soon * My Stupid Mouth * Neon * Say * Slow Dancing in a Burning Room * Victoria * Vultures * Waiting on the World to Change * Why Georgia * Your Body Is a Wonderland * and more!