When you hear the name John Mayer, the sound of blissful vocals should ring in your head. This widely accredited singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer has a long history of musical talent behind him, and you can expect to see him at an arena near you this summer!
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer knew he had a special talent from a young age. His musical career began when he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, however, not long after enrolling he dropped out to form a short-lived, two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. From here, Mayer began performing at local clubs to continue building credibility for himself, before he was asked to perform at the South by Southwest festival in 2001. After a powerhouse performance, Mayer was signed on to Aware Records, and later picked up by Columbia Records where his career soared.
In 2001, Mayer recorded his first full-length album titled Room for Squares, and in 2003 he released Heavier Things. Both albums did extremely well commercially, receiving multi-platinum status, and they even landed Mayer a Grammy award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Although Mayer typically focused his talents in the acoustic rock genre, he also began exploring the blues genre. After discovering success with this new journey, Mayer began collaborating with big-name artists including B.B. King, and Eric Clapton. He continued to release new albums, all of which were extremely successful, granting him two more Grammy awards. By 2014, Mayer had sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.
Most recently, Mayer developed an interest in the band Grateful Dead. Connecting with Bob Weir, Mayer decided to form a band himself called Dead & Company, with three former Grateful Dead members. After two successful tours, the group decided to carry out their talent, and sign on to a 2017 summer tour.
With a total of 8 Grammy awards, this talented American singer-songwriter will be delivering show stopping performances near you this summer on The Search for Everything tour.
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