Review: John Mayer


Today when I was walking to class,  John’s Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland” started playing on my Ipod.  Even though the song has some hidden (or not so hidden) dirty lyrics, I can’t help but love it.  It’s such an addicting song.  I love Mayer’s voice and how  soothing and sensual it is. And yes, I know–John Mayer is a bit pretentious and his ego has grown “Bigger Than His Body,” shall we say. But whatever, because he’s a phenomenal guitar player!

For those who find Mayer’s mainstream music too “pop,” I recommend checking out his blues/rock band called the John Mayer Trio to really get a taste of his talent.  The song below is called “Vultures.”  While this song was released on Mayer’s “Continuum” album, and is one of my favorite songs on that album, I personally prefer the JMT version.

The John Mayer Trio is amazing. The band founded in 2005, and the Trio released a live album, Try! in that year.  The album covers two songs: “Wait Until Tomorrow” by Jimi Hendrix, and “I Got a Woman” by Ray Charles. The JMT also covers John Mayer songs,  “Daughters,” “Something’s Missing,””Vultures” and “Gravity.” Finally, there are three original songs that are written by Mayer and/or the other band members.

The other two band members are bassist Pino Palladino(amazing…) and the legendary Steve Jordan on drums.

I usually get annoyed when artists go “mainstream,” and create pop music that is “below” their talent or not true to themselves . However, I like the mixture of JM’s “poppier” acoustic stuff with JMT’s blues sound. It creates a variety and gives me  different, but all amazing, sounds to listen to when I’m in different moods. I guess John Mayer has a right to be egotistical….

Want to know more about John Mayer? Check out his website at: http://www.johnmayer.com/

Here is JMT’s last.fm site: http://www.last.fm/music/John+Mayer+Trio

-ST

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  1. I’ve had the privilege of seeing Mr. Mayer live in 2010. I saw him in a 3000ish capacity venue, and it was sold out. You could not move. I got there in time to get a spot in the front row once the doors opened. The gig was incredible, he’s a different creature live then on CD. More bluesy and jammy, but with the same great songwriting that he does so well. The nice thing is I also have that gig on bootleg now also!!

    • ST

      Awesome! I have yet to see him live, but I’ve heard he is great and definitely hope to attend a concert of his eventually. What songs did he play?

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