I avoided this celebrity “heartthrob” for years. His Wonderland song was overplayed on the radio and it quickly turned me off of the Mayer wagon.
Until: earlier this year I was lucky enough to be a part of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago (check out the dvd!). Among the epic lineup of skilled guitarists/artists was this guy. This guy.
I hesitated to check him out, but I’m glad I did.
Mayer no doubt has a magic touch on the guitar. Forget his dashing good looks, he has an incredible timing and a buttery way with the strings.
This song echoed out over thousands of people under the Chicago sky and it caught my attention. I walked from the stage out into the crowd and was pleasantly pleased with what I heard.
Since then, I’ve given in to checking out the product, John Mayer. And, when I dig into his more bluesy stuff (the goodness not played on the radio), I like what I find.