John Mayer started his career as primarily an acoustic rock musician, but eventually transformed into more of a blues artist. Mayer began his life humbly in Connecticut, but his musical dream drove him to become a huge national and international success. Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but he did not complete his degree. His dreams were bigger than any college could hold.
John Mayer pursued his dream of being a musician by performing with a small band in Atlanta, and, eventually got his break. Commercially a success, his first album led him to an actual record deal where he is still producing today. Mayer originally began his career with an acoustic pop style, and eventually transformed to a blues/pop fusion artist. Mayer was inspired by big names in blues like Eric Clapton. Mayer is also involved in a blues trio rock band which began in 2005 and includes Steve Jordan, and Pino Palladino.
Mayer collaborated early on in his career with some big names in blues music, specifically Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King. The blues style influence can be heard in Mayer’s early music, but even more so later on, especially on his album Try! which was released in 2005. The blues can also be heard on his studio album Continuum, which was released in 2006. Mayer experienced another musical style shift which can be seen in his fifth album, Born and Raised released in 2012.
Mayer has received many different musical awards, his most notable being a Grammy award for ‘best male pop vocal performance’ during his song Your Body Is a Wonderland in 2003. Mayer has sold well over 10 million albums in the United States and over 20 million worldwide.
Mayer has sold well over 10 million albums in the United States and over 20 million worldwide. John Mayer is a person who truly lived the American dream. He followed his passions for music, and ended up being an international super star.
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