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John Mayer

John Mayer performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007
Background information
Birth name John Clayton Mayer
Born October 16, 1977 (1977-10-16) (age 41)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Origin Atlanta, Georgia,
Genres Blues-rock
Pop rock
Soul rock
Occupations Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1998 – present


Sony BMG
Associated acts John Mayer Trio
LoFi Masters
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Martin OM28JM
Gibson Les Paul Junior Double-Cutaway

John Clayton Mayer (surname pronunciation: /ˈmeɪ.jɜr/[1]) (born October 16, 1977) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. From Connecticut, he went to the Berklee College of Music, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1998. His first two albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, were successful and were made multi-platinum by the RIAA. In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for his song "Your Body Is a Wonderland". In 2005 he started a band called The John Mayer Trio with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan. In 2008 a live cover he did of Michael Jackson's Beat It with Fall Out Boy was released. His sixth album, Paradise Valley, was released in August 2013.


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