Sunday, May 23, 2010

John Clayton Mayer

The one and only John Mayer is certainly my favorite musician. In my opinion he is just brilliant. Check out his guitar skills on any song he preforms, absolutely mind-blowing. He is certainly one of the most talented musicians (guitar-wise) I have ever seen in my whole life [obviously there are lots of talented musicians (Slash, Angus Young, Joe Perry, etc...)]. I personally love all of his songs. Some may call him a sentimental musician but in my opinion he is a genius musician with both: soft lyrics and powerful guitar.

Biography taken from here:

John Clayton Mayer was born in October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Even though he was born in Bridgeport, Mayer grey up in Fairfield, Connecticut. His inspiration to play the guitar (at the age of 13) was a tape he got from his neighbor with Stevie Ray Vaughan songs (mainly blues and pop). Two years later Mayer was already playing blues in blues bars and other venues. After several years of playing he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music (Massachusetts) at the age of 19. During his second year at Berklee he realized that he didn't want to study music, he wanted to write and play songs.

Memorable dates:

In 2002 he released his famous single called:
Your Body Is A Wonderland

In 2003 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Your Body Is A Wonderland
sorry embed wasn't available for this video. This is a video of the 2003 grammy awards, John Mayer plays Your Body is a Wonderland which would later win the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

In 2005, John was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. He won both of them. The song that won both titles was Daughters

Grammy Acceptance

Daughters Live in Los Angeles

Also in 2005 John Mayer won Best Pop Album with the album Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Waiting on the World To Change.

Waiting on the World To Change ( from the album Continuum)

In 2009 John Mayer won: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Say ( a song for the movie Bucket List, awesome movie by the way... just watched it today in blu-ray) and also Best Rock Male Performance for the song Gravity.



John Mayer has 9 albums.
  • Inside Wants Out, 1999
  • Room For Squares, 2001
  • Any Given Thursday, 2003 (live)
  • Heavier Things, 2003
  • As/Is, 2004 (live)
  • Continuum, (2006)
  • The Village Sessions, 2006 (acoustic)
  • Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles, 2008 (live)
  • Battle Studies, 2009

1 comment:

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

I love "Say."

And while I don't automatically love ALL of his music, I do like a lot of songs, and I agree that musically he's definitely one of the most talented artists today.