Singer and songwriter John Mayer from Connecticut for the first time showed a desire to take a guitar after he was impressed by how the character in Back to the Future, Marty McFly, played it. With the help of his parents, John began taking lessons, and when a neighbor gave him a cassette of Stevie Ray Vaughan, John got interested in the blues. In 1997, John entered Berklee College of Music, but after a couple of semesters he dropped out and went with his friend Clay Cook to Atlanta. There, the guys found a duet LoFi Masters and sang in local cafes, but controversies made them fall apart. Cook became a part of Marshall Tucker Band, while John began his solo career in music. In 1999, he released his own CD.
In 2000, Aware Records became interested in John and organized festival slots for Mayer, added his songs to the collections and helped with the realization of Room for Squares. Then Columbia Records became interested in Mayer. The company adjusted his CD and reissued it on a bigger market. By 2002, Mayer had released many hits that were very popular on the radio and received Grammy in the nomination Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Further concerts were released on DVD/CD, and half a year later, CD Heavier Things was released.
Mayer has been good in singing lyric songs focused on folk style, and his heartfelt ballad Daughters brought him Grammy in the nomination Song of the Year. With time Mayer got tired of singing pop songs and soon he was seen in the company with famous bluesmen (B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton) and legendary jazzmen (Herbie Hancock and John Scofield).
After checking his abilities as an instrumentalist, Mayer went further and created a trio John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino and Steve Jordam, with whom he recorded a concert Try! filled with electronic energy. In 2006, Mayer announced that the trio played their final performance of the Try Tour. When they were about to release an album, they say they were three songs short, so they kept on working together and Palladino, Mayer, and Jordan wrote three songs to the album. Despite a huge success of the band, trio soon fell apart and Mayer continued his solo career.
Mayer’s experience with the trio influenced his solo album Continuum, which Jordan helped him to produce. When the album was released, he announced that the trio would reunite to produce another album.
The next performance of the trio was in 2007, when Mayer performed an acoustic set, a set with the Trio, and then a set with his band.
In 2009, the Trio got together again to play the song California Dreaming during the show The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. The same year, they reunited twice.
Singer and songwriter John Mayer from Connecticut for the first time showed a desire to take a guitar after he was impressed by how the character in Back to the Future, Marty McFly, played it. With the help of his parents, John began taking lessons, and when a neighbor gave him a cassette of Stevie Ray Vaughan, John got interested in the blues.