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John Mayer
John Mayer performing on The Early Show
John Mayer performing on The Early Show
Background information
Birth name John Clayton Mayer
Born October 16, 1977 (1977-10-16) (age 29)
Flag of United States Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Origin Flag of United States Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genre(s) Blues rock
Pop rock
Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Guitarist
Columnist
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Keyboards
Years active 1996 – present
Label(s) Aware, Columbia, Sony BMG
Associated
acts
John Mayer Trio
Website JohnMayer.com

John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Connecticut, he briefly attended Berklee College of Music before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998, where he refined his skills and began gaining a following. After originally performing mainly acoustic rock, in 2005 he made a transition towards the blues genre with the formation of the John Mayer Trio. The blues influence can also be seen on his latest studio album Continuum, which was released on September 12, 2006. Mayer won two Grammy awards for Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change" at the 49th Grammy Awards in February 2007. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (406x712, 44 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): John Mayer (musician) ... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining elements of the blues with rock and roll, with an emphasis on the electric guitar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... // Aware Records is a record label primarily existent to scout unsigned acts and to promote their initial album releases and increase general overall exposure. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... The John Mayer Trio is an American blues rock music group. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ... The John Mayer Trio is an American blues rock music group. ... Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers Grammy award winning third studio album. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Mayer's other interests include stand-up comedy, design, and writing; he has written pieces for several magazines, most notably for Esquire. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... George Lois cover design for Esquire (May 1969) Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ...

Contents

Early life

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer grew up in nearby Fairfield, the second of three sons.[1] There, he became friends with future tennis star James Blake.[2] Mayer attended Fairfield High School (now Fairfield Warde High School) for most of high school, although he attended Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut for his junior year, where he was enrolled in the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School. Then known as the Center for Japanese Studies Abroad, it is a magnet program for students in Fairfield County wanting to learn Japanese. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 50. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the #6 ranked player in the world. ... Fairfield Warde High School is a secondary school located in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. ... Brien McMahon High School is a secondary school located in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. It is named after Brien McMahon, a former United States Senator from Norwalk. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... In the United States, the eleventh grade (or Grade 11 in some places) is the eleventh school year after kindergarten. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ...


Mayer listened to pop music, but it was not until the age of thirteen that his aspiration for playing the guitar was realized, and his father rented one for him.[3][4] On Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mayer confessed that he had played the clarinet for a while in grammar school, with minor success. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an American late night talk show on NBC, that is also syndicated world-wide. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...


Generally, it was believed that Mayer's father, a Bridgeport High School principal, had given him a confiscated tape player that contained an album by Stevie Ray Vaughan. However, Mayer, in a 2006 interview on the New Zealand show Close Up said the cassette was given to him by a neighbor, sparking Mayer's love of the blues.[5] After two years of practice, he started playing at blues bars and other venues in the area.[4] While in high school, he was in a band called Villanova Junction with Joe Beleznay, Tim Procaccini, and Rich Wolf.[6] Bridgeport High School can refer to: Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Nebraska Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Michigan Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Texas Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Washington Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, West Virginia This disambiguation page lists articles about schools, colleges, or other educational institutions which... Stephen (Stevie) Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... In film and television, a close-up tightly frames a person or object. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


When Mayer was seventeen, he was suddenly stricken with a cardiac arrhythmia that sent him to the hospital for a weekend. The trauma of the incident sparked his songwriting, and he penned his first lyrics the night he got home. Shortly thereafter, he began suffering from crippling panic attacks and even now he keeps Xanax (an anti-anxiety drug) with him, just in case.[7] Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the muscle contraction of the heart is irregular or is faster or slower than normal. ... A panic attack is a period of intense fear or discomfort, typically with an abrupt onset and usually lasting no more than 30 minutes. ... Alprazolam, is an anxiolytic benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders. ...


Career

Early career

After playing the guitar for several years, Mayer enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of nineteen.[1] After two semesters, he chose to cut his studies short in favor of a move to Atlanta, Georgia with his college friend and Atlanta native, Clay Cook. It was Cook's idea for Mayer to also move to Atlanta.[8] In this, Cook's insistence proved successful, as the the two began their career in earnest there, quickly making a name for their two-man band, LoFi Masters. They frequented the local coffee house and club circuit in venues like Eddie's Attic.[4] Cook has said that the two were expressing musical differences, as Mayer wanted to take the duo to more of a pop direction.[9] The two parted ways and Mayer began his solo career.[8] Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Clay Cook is a songwriter and musician who has co-written many songs with Grammy Award Winner John Mayer. ... Eddies Attic is a renowned music club in Decatur, Georgia. ...


With the help of local producer and engineer Glenn Matullo, Mayer recorded the independent EP Inside Wants Out. Cook is also cited as the co-writer of many of the songs from the EP, most notably, Mayer's first commercial single release "No Such Thing."[9] The EP includes only eight songs, all with Mayer on vocals and guitars. On the first track, "Back To You", a full band was enlisted, including the EP's co-producer David "DeLa" LaBruyere on bass guitars.[10] Mayer and LaBruyere then began to tour throughout Georgia and the surrounding states. Inside Wants Out is a self-released debut album by John Mayer, that was mainly distributed in Atlanta, Georgia. ... No Such Thing is the first commercially released single by John Mayer from his first album, 2001s Room for Squares. ... David LaBruyere, also known as DayLah, is a musician, songwriter and producer, most notably known as the bass guitarist for John Mayer, Vigilantes of Love (with Bill Mallonee) and David Ryan Harris. ...


Major label success

Mayer's name began to grow, and a March 2000 appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival brought him to the attention of "launch" label Aware Records.[11] After touring in the Aware Festival concerts and having his songs included on Aware compilations, in early 2001 Aware released Mayer's internet-only album entitled Room for Squares. During that time, Aware inked a deal with Columbia Records that gave Columbia first pick in signing Aware artists, and so in September of the same year, Columbia remixed and re-released Room for Squares. As part of the re-release, the album artwork was updated, and the track "3X5" was added, which hadn't appeared on the original. This major label "debut" included the first half of the songs that had been previously released on his independent release. Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in Austin, Texas since 1987. ... Room for Squares is the first major-label album by John Mayer, released on September 18, 2001. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


By the end of 2002, Room for Squares had spawned several radio hits, including "No Such Thing," "Your Body Is a Wonderland," and ultimately "Why Georgia" (a radio-only single). In 2003, Mayer won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland." In his acceptance speech he remarked, "This is very, very fast, and I promise to catch up."[12] He also figuratively referred to himself as being sixteen, a remark that many mistook to mean that he was only sixteen-years-old at the time. Your Body Is a Wonderland is the second single released by John Mayer from his first album 2001 Room for Squares. ... Why Georgia is the third single released by John Mayer from his first album Room for Squares. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ...


In 2003, Mayer released a live CD and DVD of a concert in Birmingham, Alabama entitled Any Given Thursday, which quickly peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart. The concert features songs previously not heard, such as "Man on the Side" (co-written with Clay Cook) and "Something's Missing," which later appeared on Heavier Things and (as of 2007) is the only song to have appeared on every live release. The concert also included "Covered In Rain," which, according to a documentary included in the DVD release, is "part two" of the song "City Love," which features the line "covered in rain." Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City  151. ... Any Given Thursday is a live album/DVD by John Mayer, recorded in Birmingham, Alabama on September 12, 2002 during the Room for Squares tour. ... Somethings Missing is a song by John Mayer. ... Heavier Things is the second major label studio album by singer-songwriter/guitarist John Mayer, released in 2003. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2003, Mayer released the follow-up album, Heavier Things. This album also brought critical and commercial success. Although the album did top the charts for a time, it ultimately did not sell as well as Room for Squares. However, Mayer's most successful single to date, "Daughters," yielded Mayer a Grammy for Song of the Year in 2005. For this award, he beat contenders Alicia Keys and Kanye West. He dedicated the award to his grandmother, Annie Hoffman, who passed away in May 2004. He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, beating Elvis Costello, Prince, and Seal for the award. Mayer also was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award (previously the Starlight Award) at the 37th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2006.[13] Heavier Things is the second major label studio album by singer-songwriter/guitarist John Mayer, released in 2003. ... Daughters is the third single from Heavier Things, the 2003 studio album from Blues singer-songwriter, John Mayer. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, pianist, record producer, philanthropist, and occasional actress and author. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑn. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Declan Patrick MacManus (born August 25, 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Seal Samuel (born 19 February 1963 in London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning black British soul vocalist and songwriter. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ...


In 2004, as the follow up to his second studio album, Mayer again recorded live concerts across seven nights of his U.S. tour. These recordings were released to the iTunes music store under the title as/is, indicating that the errors were included along with the good moments. According to Mayer, this "kept him honest." A few months later, a CD was compiled with the "best of" the as/is nights. The best of album included an extra song not released previously: a cover of Marvin Gaye's song "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" featuring a solo from Mayer's support act - jazz and blues turntablist DJ Logic. All of the covers of the as/is releases featured drawings of anthropomorphic bunnies. The correct title of this article is . ... As/Is is live album by John Mayer, available for download from iTunes and also available as a double-CD release. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) was the third and final single from American soul music legend Marvin Gayes 1971 landmark album, Whats Going On. ... DJ Logic (born Jason Kibler) is a turntablist active primarily in jazz and with jam bands. ...


Change in musical direction

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Mayer soon began extensive collaborations, often outside of his genre. In 2004, after the three saw the movie Ray together, Mayer worked with hip hop artists Kanye West and Common, appearing on Common's song "Go!" and being included initially on West's album Late Registration, though their collaboration "Bittersweet" remains unreleased. Due to these collaborations, Mayer has received praise from rap heavyweights like Jay-Z and Nelly.[14] When asked about his presence in the hip hop community, he said that, "It's not music out there right now. That's why, to me, hip-hop is where rock used to be."[15] Image File history File links Common_-_Go. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑn. ... Common (formerly Common Sense, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Cornell Haynes Jr. ...


It was around this time that Mayer began hinting a change in his musical interests, announcing that he was "closing up shop on acoustic sensitivity."[15] In 2005, he began a string of collaborations with various important and provocative blues artists, including Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and jazz artist John Scofield. He also toured with legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, which included a show at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. These collaborations led to recordings with several of these artists, namely, Clapton (Back Home, Crossroads Guitar Festival), Guy (Bring 'Em In), Scofield (That's What I Say) and King (80). George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio)[1] is an American jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, and other important artists. ... Herbie Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Bonnaroo, Rooville, BonRoo, Broo, roo or the Roo for short) is a four day annual music festival by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. ... Manchester is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... for other uses see Back Home (disambiguation) Back Home is an album by the British singer/songwriter Eric Clapton. ... The Crossraods Guitar Fesetival was a benefit concert for Eric Claptons Crossroads Centre located in Antigua. ... Bring Em In is a blues album by Buddy Guy. ... Thats What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a Ray Charles tribute album by John Scofield. ... Track listing Early In The Morning (with Van Morrison) Tired Of Your Jive (with Billy Gibbons) The Thrill Is Gone (with Eric Clapton) Need Your Love So Bad (with Sheryl Crow) Aint Nobody Home (with Darryl Hall & John Oates) Hummingbird (with John Mayer) All Over Again (with Mark Knopfler...


Although Mayer has maintained a reputation for being a sensitive, meticulous singer-songwriter, he has also gained distinction as an accomplished guitarist, influenced by the likes of the above artists, as well as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Freddie King.[16] The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Stephen (Stevie) Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman and Going Down. // King was born Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934. ...


John Mayer Trio

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In the spring of 2005, Mayer formed the John Mayer Trio with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan, both of whom he had met through previous studio sessions. The trio played a combination of blues and rock music. In October 2005, the Trio opened for The Rolling Stones during a sold-out club tour of their own. In November 2005, they released a live album called Try! The first single, "Who Did You Think I Was?," lyrically underscores Mayer's decision to move away from acoustic pop music and towards blues with the line "Got a brand new blues that I can't explain." The John Mayer Trio is an American blues rock music group. ... Image File history File links Who_Did_You_Think_I_Was. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Pino Palladino (born on October 17, 1957 in Cardiff, Wales, UK) is a noted rock and rhythm and blues electric bass player of Italian ancestry. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Steve Jordan is the drummer in the John Mayer Trio. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... Try! is the first live album by the John Mayer Trio. ... Who Did you Think I Was was the first single released by blues-rock group John Mayer Trio from their first album, Try!. As it is from a live album, the single itself is a live recording. ...


The John Mayer Trio took a break in mid-2006.[17] On September 12, however, Mayer has announced plans for the Trio to begin work on a studio album in the future.[18]


Continuum and beyond

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Cover art for the single "Waiting on the World to Change," the first from the album Continuum.
Cover art for the single "Waiting on the World to Change," the first from the album Continuum.

Mayer's latest album, entitled Continuum, was released on September 12, 2006, and was produced by Mayer himself and John Mayer Trio drummer Steve Jordan. Mayer suggested the album was intended to combine his signature pop music with the feel, sound, groove and sensibilities of the blues. In that vein, two of the tracks from his trio release Try! — the funky "Vultures" and the blues centerpiece "Gravity" — also were included on Continuum. Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers Grammy award winning third studio album. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jm_wotwtc. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jm_wotwtc. ... Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers Grammy award winning third studio album. ... Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers Grammy award winning third studio album. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The first single from Continuum was "Waiting on the World to Change," which debuted on The Ron and Fez Show. The song was the third most downloaded song of the week on the iTunes Music Store following its release on July 11, 2006, and debuted at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. On August 23, 2006, Mayer debuted the entire album on the Los Angeles radio station Star 98.7, giving commentary on each and every track. A subsequent version was released the next day on the Clear Channel Music website as a streaming sneak preview. On September 22, 2006, Mayer appeared on CSI, playing live (albeit abridged) versions of "Waiting on the World to Change" and another track from Continuum, "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room." The song "Gravity" was featured on the television series House in the episode "Cane & Able". Not to be confused with the Jars of Clay song Waiting on the World to Fall. See The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Soundtrack. ... The Ron and Fez Show is a national radio show hosted by talk radio duo Ron Bennington and Fez Marie Whatley. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KYSR is a commercial radio station in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting to the Los Angeles-Orange County-Riverside-San Bernardino, California area on 98. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... House, M.D., also known as House, is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ...


On December 7, 2006, the 2007 Grammy nominees were announced. Mayer was nominated for five Grammys including the prestigious Album of the Year. John Mayer Trio also received a nomination for their album Try!. He won two: Best Pop Song with Vocal for "Waiting on the World to Change" and Best Pop Album for Continuum.


In a December blog entry Mayer announced he had begun writing new material.[19] He has also indicated that he's in the studio experimenting with music in a sort of a blend of jazz (mentioning Elvin Jones as inspiration) and pop — aiming to produce what he calls today's "modern music," as jazz was once called.[20] Jazz is a style of music which originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States at around the start of the 20th century. ... Elvin Jones Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ...


Mayer remixed an acoustic version of his single, "Waiting on the World to Change" with vocal additions from fellow musician Ben Harper. In preparation for recording Continuum, Mayer booked the Village Recorder in Los Angeles to record five demo acoustic versions of his songs with veteran musician Robbie McIntosh. This was released on December 12, 2006 as an EP entitled The Village Sessions. As usual, Mayer oversaw the artwork of the release. Ben Harper (Born Benjamin Chase Harper On October 28, 1969 In Claremont, California, USA) is an American musician. ... The Village (a. ... Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single, but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Village Sessions[2] is an EP released by blues-rock artist John Mayer on December 12, 2006. ...

Mayer (center), with Frusciante (right) and Trucks (left), on the cover of Rolling Stone 1020
Mayer (center), with Frusciante (right) and Trucks (left), on the cover of Rolling Stone 1020

Mayer made the cover of Rolling Stone (#1020) in February 2007, along with John Frusciante and Derek Trucks. He was named as one of the "New Guitar Gods" and the cover nicknamed him "Slowhand, Jr.," a reference to Eric Clapton.[16] Image File history File links Rolling_Stone_-_The_New_Guitar_Gods. ... Image File history File links Rolling_Stone_-_The_New_Guitar_Gods. ... John Anthony Frusciante (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 5, 1970) is the guitarist of the band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has performed on five studio recordings (Mothers Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, By the Way and Stadium Arcadium). ... Derek Trucks is an American guitarist born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 8, 1979. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ...

Other projects

In 2002, Mayer began the "Back To You" Fund, a non-profit organization that focuses on fundraising in the areas of health care, education, the arts, and talent development. The foundation is funded by Mayer's auction site (managed by BusinessHere Inc.), which makes available for bid exclusive John Mayer items, such as plectrums, t-shirts, and signed CDs. The auctions have been successful, with tickets often selling for 1,625% over their face value. The auctions have also consistently exceeded their revenue goals.[21][22] The fund is named after Mayer's song "Back To You" from Room for Squares. Room for Squares is the first major-label album by John Mayer, released on September 18, 2001. ...


In 2003, Martin Guitars gave Mayer his own signature model acoustic guitar called the OM-28 John Mayer.[23] The guitar was limited to a run of only 404, Atlanta's area code.[24] This acoustic was followed by the release of a signature Stratocaster electric guitar by Fender guitars in 2005 — three different models in total. Unlike the Martin, two of Mayer's Signature Fender Stratocasters are not limited edition models, and can be found at many Fender dealers. The third Stratocaster, finished in charcoal frost metallic paint with racing stripe, was limited to only 100 guitars. In August 2006, Fender started manufacturing SERIES II John Mayer stratocasters. The new Olympic white with mint green pickguard and cream plastics replaced the shoreline gold model.[25] Mayer is a passionate collector of guitars, and (as of 2006) his collection was estimated at over 200.[7] C.F. Martin & Company is a guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004 Mayer had one-shot half-hour comedy special on VH1, entitled John Mayer Has a TV Show. Mayer wears a bear suit and anonymously chats with concertgoers in the parking lot outside one of his concerts, mispronouncing his last name and poking fun at his own image. He conducts a fake focus group, in which he suggests that Richard Marx had written many of his songs and that he has sold out. He also spends a fair deal of time with special guest Trick Daddy. Other parts of the show include shaving the drum tech's head and antics at a CD signing event. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Maurice Youngen (b. ...


In the June 1, 2004, issue of Esquire, Mayer began a column called "Music Lessons with John Mayer." Each article featured a lesson (some more scholarly than others) and his take on various topics, both of personal and popular interest. In the August 2005 issue he invited readers to create music for orphaned lyrics he had written.[26] The winner was Tim Fagan of L.A., as announced in the following January's issue.[27] June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Lois cover design for Esquire (May 1969) Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August...

I'm actually into sneakers on a design level. I've got a big design thing going on in my life right now ... I love designing stuff. I mean, my biggest dream, forget Grammys, I want to be able to design an Air Max.
—John Mayer (AP, 2006)[28]

Mayer is also heavily interested in design. His blog features a variety of his designs ranging from T-shirts, guitar totes and, most dear to his heart, sneakers. In August 2006, Mayer started JMltd, a minor clothing line of Mayer-themed merchandise that he has designed. The products are currently available only at his shows, although he has said they will eventually be available online.[29] In Rolling Stone, he related that after former Columbia Records head, Don Ienner, panned Continuum, Mayer briefly considered quitting music altogether and going to design school full time.[7] Don Ienner was a record executive for Sony Music. ...


Stand-up comedy is a growing hobby of Mayer's. He makes regular, though random, appearances at the famed Comedy Cellar when he is in New York. He says that although it is risky, it helps him write better.[7] The Comedy Cellar is a famous comedy club in Manhattan, where many top New York comedians perform. ...


In April 2007, Mayer announced his stance on global climate change, stating that it was an antecedant to his writing the single "Waiting on the World to Change." Mayer has announced that he has become partly eco-friendly, however is promoting a more mid-ranged approach to being ecologically aware and, as a jest to the term "green" as a term for eco-friendly, he's dubbed his stance as "light green." In this stance, Mayer states that he will continue to "drive his SUV" but at the same time will be converting his touring bus to bio-diesel fuel. In addition to this, Mayer has announced that he will be seeking cheap and easy "light green" alternative products for the merchandise market, attempting to reduce or remove plastic from products[30]. Central in Mayer's argument for "Light Green" is to not be extreme in either current direction: to not be completely fearful of the effects of global warming but also to not be completely ambivalent and ignorant of it. Mayer's position on climate change has also been expressed in his participation in the Live Earth project, a musical rally to support awareness for global warming, in the same vein as (and even borrowing its name from) Live Aid and Live 8. Mayer is due to perform at the East Rutherford location in New Jersey[31]. April 2007 is the fourth month of 2007 A.D. It began on a Sunday and will end after thirty days on a Monday. ... The term climate change is used to refer to changes in the Earths climate. ... Not to be confused with the Jars of Clay song Waiting on the World to Fall. See The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Soundtrack. ... Bus running on soybean biodiesel. ... The Live Earth logo representing the S.O.S. message. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 (not to be confused with Live Aid) was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


Touring

Mayer allows audio taping at most of his live performances, and he also allows for the non-commercial trading of those recordings.[32] He does this to give fans the opportunity to recreate the live experience, and to encourage fan interaction.[33] Tape trading was also instrumental in Mayer becoming better known in the early stages of his career.


To date, Mayer has toured with many groups, including Maroon 5,[34] Guster, Counting Crows,[35] The Wallflowers, Teitur,[36] and Sheryl Crow. Crow and Mayer, who both had recently appeared on the Cars Soundtrack together, co-headlined a tour that ran from August to October 2006, before each artist continued their respective solo tours.[37] Mayer and Crow traded numerous on-stage shenanigans during their last week touring together, as documented on Mayer's blog.[38] Maroon 5 is a band from Los Angeles, California, and has won several awards for their debut album Songs About Jane. ... Guster is an alternative rock band (sometimes classified as jangle pop), originally formed in the Boston, Massachusetts area by members Ryan Miller (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards), Adam Gardner (guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards), and Brian Rosenworcel (drums/percussion). ... Counting Crows is an American alternative rock band that became highly popular in 1994 following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song Mr. ... The Wallflowers are a rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Teitur Lassen (born 1977) is a singer-songwriter, from the Faroe Islands. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter. ... Cars is a 2006 Disney & Pixar Animated motion picture. ...


Shortly after, beginning on October 18, he began promoting Continuum in Europe with his band, which included dates in the Netherlands and England, as he has yet to reach the popularity abroad that he enjoys in North America.[39] Beyond this, Mayer played at the Desert Rhythm Festival in Dubai on October 26, 2006, headlining a line-up that included Khaled, Elvis Crespo, Karen Zoid, Mustafa Sandal & Wayne Wonder. He then went east, heading to Australia, New Zealand and Japan, where he performed his last show of this leg on November 9, 2006. His official Continuum tour kicked off on January 25, 2007, in Jacksonville, FL. Opening dates of the tour were dogged by reports of Jessica Simpson joining him on the road.[40] The initial North American leg wrapped on February 28, 2007 with a SRO show at New York's Madison Square Garden, a performance which the New York Post described as "career-defining."[41] World map showing the location of Europe. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ...


Personal life

Mayer has a number of tattoos. These include: "Home" and "Life" on the back of his left and right arms, respectively (after the song from the Heavier Things album), "SRV" (for his idol Stevie Ray Vaughan), "77" (his year of birth) on his left chest,and a koi fish on his right shoulder. In 2003, he got a tattoo of three squares on his right forearm, which sparked a lot of questions. Mayer explains that he likes getting tattoos, but not having too many, so he will fill the three squares in gradually.[42] As of 2007, two are filled. A tattoo is a mark made by inserting pigment into the skin; in technical terms, tattooing is dermal pigmentation. ... Stephen (Stevie) Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... Binomial name Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi (鯉(こい), Rōmaji: koi, pronounced IPA: ) are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio, originated from China and widely spread in Japan. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mayer is an avid collector of watches, and owns timepieces costing into the tens of thousands of dollars.[43][44] Mayer also has an extensive collection of sneakers, estimated (in 2006) at over 200 pairs.[7][45] Although he's never been diagnosed by a medical professional, Mayer experiences music → color synesthesia, or the sensation of "hearing colors," which he mentioned in a Rolling Stone interview.(Edwards 2006) Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae)—from the Ancient Greek (syn), meaning with, and (aisthÄ“sis), meaning sensation—is a neurological condition in which two or more bodily senses are coupled. ...


Mayer dated Jennifer Love Hewitt briefly in 2002.[46] In a comedy routine in May 2006, he joked they never consummated their relationship; he later apologized to her for the raunchy routine.[47] Despite rumors to the contrary, Mayer did not date Heidi Klum in 2003.[42] Mayer is currently dating Jessica Simpson.[48] Rumors started in August 2006 with a People magazine article, but kicked into high gear when Mayer and Simpson spent New Year's holiday together in New York City, both attending Christina Aguilera's New Years Eve 2006 party.[49] Reports indicated that the two were very publicly affectionate. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Ryan Seacrest asked Mayer about his relationship with Simpson, but Mayer cryptically responded in Japanese. Despite some initially conflicting translations, he said "Jessica is a lovely woman, and I'm glad to be with her".[50] The two were spotted kissing and hugging at a 2007 Grammy after-party, and posed for photos.[51] Simpson also accompanied Mayer for several dates of his 2007 Continuum tour, and the two went on a trip to Rome in March of that year.[52][53][54] This article contains a trivia section. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (IPA pronunciation: [1] born December 18, 1980) is an American pop and R&B singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio, television personality and anchor. ...


John resides in a suburb of Los Angeles with his roommate and sound engineer, Chad Franscoviak.[7] He also has an apartment in New York City. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Chad Franscoviak is a sound engineer and producer based out of Los Angeles, California. ... New York, NY redirects here. ...


Selected events

Mayer has also played himself on various programs, including CSI, and most famously on Chappelle's Show. The TV comedy Family Guy referenced John Mayer in an episode. In a Volkswagen commercial (promoting the best-selling New Beetle), Mayer appeared playing a First Act guitar in a display of their new feature: outlets for an electric guitar, allowing it to play through the car's stereo.[55] Image File history File linksMetadata That's_Enough_John_Mayer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata That's_Enough_John_Mayer. ... Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Brian the Bachelor is the seventh episode from the fourth season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family car, the best known car of Volkswagen, of Germany, and almost certainly the world. ...

John Mayer with David Ryan Harris playing at the Macworld 2005 in San Francisco.
John Mayer with David Ryan Harris playing at the Macworld 2005 in San Francisco.

Mayer has been a fixture in recent years at Apple's annual Keynote address at MacWorld San Francisco. In January 2004, Mayer joined Steve Jobs as Jobs introduced the software application GarageBand,[56] and rejoined Steve on stage for a solo performance at Macworld 2007, following the announcement of the iPhone. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1333x1000, 233 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1333x1000, 233 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... David Ryan Harris is an Atlanta, Georgia based Singer-Songwriter. ... Apple Inc. ... MacWorld magazine (April 2004) Macworld is a monthly computer magazine dedicated to Macintosh products. ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney. ... GarageBand is a software application that allows users to create music or podcasts. ... The correct title of this article is . ...


Mayer appeared at the Pennsbury High School prom on May 14, 2004, in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. A book called Wonderland by writer Michael Bamberger chronicles the high school's senior class president, a huge Mayer fan, and his school's quest for the ultimate prom. Rolling Stone magazine covered Mayer's prom performance, as did many national media outlets.[57] Pennsbury High School is a public high school located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Fairless Hills is a census-designated place located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government...


Mayer is apparently a fan of XM Satellite Radio's Ron and Fez and Opie and Anthony shows. Mayer stopped in unannounced to the Ron and Fez Show on June 14 to premiere his latest single, then appeared on Opie and Anthony on July 26.[58] XM redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ...


Solo discography

Note: See John Mayer Trio for his discography with that group. ...

Albums

  • Inside Wants Out (EP), Indie release date: September 24, 1999, Major label release date: August 2, 2002
  • Room for Squares, US release date: September 18, 2001
  • Any Given Thursday (Live), US release date: February 11, 2003
  • Heavier Things, US release date: September 9, 2003
  • As/Is (Live), US release date: October 19, 2004
  • Continuum, US release date: September 12, 2006
  • The Village Sessions (Live EP), US release date: December 12, 2006

Inside Wants Out is a self-released debut album by John Mayer, that was mainly distributed in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Room for Squares is the first major-label album by John Mayer, released on September 18, 2001. ... Any Given Thursday is a live album/DVD by John Mayer, recorded in Birmingham, Alabama on September 12, 2002 during the Room for Squares tour. ... Heavier Things is the second major label studio album by singer-songwriter/guitarist John Mayer, released in 2003. ... As/Is is live album by John Mayer, available for download from iTunes and also available as a double-CD release. ... Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers Grammy award winning third studio album. ... The Village Sessions[2] is an EP released by blues-rock artist John Mayer on December 12, 2006. ...

Singles

No Such Thing is the first commercially released single by John Mayer from his first album, 2001s Room for Squares. ... Your Body Is a Wonderland is the second single released by John Mayer from his first album 2001 Room for Squares. ... Why Georgia is the third single released by John Mayer from his first album Room for Squares. ... Limited Edition Alternate Artwork Bigger Than My Body is the first single released by John Mayer from his second album Heavier Things. ... Clarity is a song by John Mayer, sparsely arranged with piano and drums, provided by The Roots drummer ?uestlove. ... Daughters is the third single from Heavier Things, the 2003 studio album from Blues singer-songwriter, John Mayer. ... Who Did you Think I Was was the first single released by blues-rock group John Mayer Trio from their first album, Try!. As it is from a live album, the single itself is a live recording. ... Not to be confused with the Jars of Clay song Waiting on the World to Fall. See The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Soundtrack. ... Gravity is the second single released from John Mayers 2006 studio album, Continuum. ...

Select collaborations

  • "City Love" (2003) – Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
  • "Heart So Heavy" (2005) – Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now (with Aaron Neville)
  • "Go" (2005) – Common's Be
  • "I've Got Dreams To Remember" (2005) – "Bring 'Em In" (duet with Buddy Guy)
  • "I Don't Need No Doctor" (2005) – John Scofield's That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles
  • "Streetcorner Symphony" (2005) – Rob Thomas's Something to Be
  • "You Can Make It If You Try" (2005) – Sly & The Family Stone's Different Strokes By Different Folks
  • "Piece of My Heart" (2005) – Eric Clapton's Back Home (Mayer contributes lead guitar)
  • "Hummingbird" (2005) – B.B. King's 80
  • "Stitched Up" (2005) – Herbie Hancock's Possibilities
  • "Baby Hold On" (2006) – Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way (Mayer contributes guitar)
  • "I Hope" (2006) – Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way (Mayer contributes guitar)
  • "Dragonslayer" (2006) – North Mississippi Allstars' Electric Blue Watermelon (UK and Japanese releases only) (Mayer contributes guitar)
  • "Route 66" (2006) – Cars: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • "Hard to thrill" (2006) - JJ Cale and Eric Clapton's "The Road to Escondido"
  • "Bittersweet" (2007) - Kanye West's Graduation (Mayer contributes vocals with Keyshia Cole)
  • "TBA" (2007) — Alicia Keys' TBA 2007 album[59]

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Awards

Year Award Category
2007 49th annual Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change"

2005 33rd annual American Music Awards Adult Contemporary: Favorite Artist
World Music Awards World's Best Selling Rock Act
People's Choice Awards Favorite Male Artist
47th annual Grammy Awards Song Of The Year — songwriter for "Daughters"

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance — artist for "Daughters"

2004 BDS Certified Spin Awards (March 2004 recipients) Reached 100,000 spins for "Why Georgia"
2003 31st Annual American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist - Pop or Rock 'n Roll Music
15th Annual Boston Music Awards Act of the Year[60]

Male Vocalist of the Year
Song of the Year for "Your Body Is a Wonderland"

45th Annual Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland"
MTV Video Music Awards Best Male Video
Radio Music Awards Modern Adult Contemporary Radio Artist of the Year

Best Hook-Up Song for "Your Body Is a Wonderland"

Teen People Awards Choice Music - Male Artist

Choice Music - Album for Any Given Thursday

Danish Music Awards Best New Artist
2002 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist In A Video for "No Such Thing" — nominated
Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards Les Paul Horizon Award (Most Promising Up and Coming Guitarist)
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards Can't Get You Out of My Head Award for "No Such Thing"
Pollstar Concert Industry Awards Best New Artist Tour

See also

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Notes

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  3. ^ He was inspired by the Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) guitar performance in Back to The Future.[1]
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  31. ^ Live Daily reports Mayer's tour dates and confirms his Live Earth appearance]].
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  37. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002688980
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References

  • Edwards, G. (2006) Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?, New York: Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 0-307346-03-X

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Written by Mayer

  • Segment on Jimi Hendrix that Mayer wrote for Rolling Stone
  • Segment on Brett Dennen, that Mayer wrote for Rolling Stone
  • Database of Mayer's Esquire column, from FindArticles.com

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  • John Mayer at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Square pegged", Mayer's first feature article in 2001, from Creative Loafing
  • "Mayer of Atlanta: John Mayer plays Philips Arena, and all I got was this lousy cover story", biography of Mayer by Blake Guthrie, who has known Mayer since his days in Atlanta
  • Rolling Stone Q&A Podcast: John Mayer, from December 2005: (listen) (transcript)
  • Iceberg Radio interview with John Mayer from September 2006: Listen (32K) (64K)
  • Comprehensive John Mayer guitar tabs
  • "John Mayer's Soft-Sell 'World'", NPR Morning Edition interview from March 2007. (listen) (read)
Category       John Mayer       Discography
v  d  e
Studio albums: Room for Squares · Heavier Things · Continuum
EPs: Inside Wants Out · The Village Sessions
Live albums: Any Given Thursday · As/Is
Singles: "No Such Thing" · "Your Body Is a Wonderland" · "Why Georgia" · "Bigger Than My Body" · "Clarity" · "Daughters" · "Waiting on the World to Change" · "Gravity"
Other songs: "Neon" · "City Love" · "Something's Missing" · "Come Back To Bed"
John Mayer Trio: Try! · "Who Did You Think I Was" · "Live @ Yahoo! Music"
Affiliated people: David LaBruyere · Clay Cook · David Ryan Harris · Pino Palladino · Steve Jordan · Chad Franscoviak
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NAME Mayer, John Clayton
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mayer, Johnny
SHORT DESCRIPTION Guitarist and singer/songwriter
DATE OF BIRTH October 16, 1977
PLACE OF BIRTH Bridgeport, Connecticut
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977) is a Grammy-award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter.
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