John Mayer is one of those guys who's immensely popular. Huge. But I never really jumped on the Mayer wagon. I'm not sure why. But, after way too long, I finally heard the song that I needed to hear to get me to dig deeper into John Mayer's large and diverse catalog.
John Mayer turned 40 last year. He briefly attended Berklee College of Music, but dropped out to start his musical journey. He was considered an acoustic rock guy early in his career, but then gravitated towards the blues. However you define his music now, he's been among the most successful musicians of the last 15 years or so, winning Grammy Awards and becoming a pop icon.
In addition to his solo career, Mayer joined Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead to form Dead & Company, which performs nationally on a regular basis. And, John is also an author and comedian.
So, although I have a decent amount of John Mayer songs in my iTunes collection, I really have not listened to them enough. But the other day Andi mentioned a John Mayer song that she heard, and she asked me if I could find it. I did. And we listened. And it was great. So, I'm hopping on the bandwagon now, starting with this song: In the Blood. It's a sweet, powerful song. And here's John Mayer performing In the Blood live.
I'm late, John. I know. But I'll catch up.