One of the most interesting things about John Mayer is that he changes things up every now and then. Early in his career, he was categorized as a pop artist, and then he switched things up by touring with Pino Palledino and Steve Jordan as the John Mayer Trio playing mostly blues-oriented music.
On his current tour, he seems to be merging his pop tastes with his blues tastes, as evidenced by this video recorded at his recent Houston tour stop where he shows off a little on guitar (ala SRV) during the song “Mercy.”
(via Gibson Lifestyle)
Tennyson Williams says
I can remember when he came onto the scene I didn’t like him at all. I had to eat crow a few years ago. The man has the most monstrous sound. He completely forgets everyone and just channels. I think that he’s beyond guitar iconoclasm. I saw him on the Today show playing with Eric Clapton, and Clapton let Mayer handle almost all the guitar work. He’s unreal, and this video really shows that.
I had dismissed as well. I actually liked some of his early music, but it was also a little more pop-oriented than what I normally listen to. I didn’t really start paying close attention until the John Mayer Trio tour. I’m glad he’s exploring more blues-oriented music.