John Mayer

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Average User Rating 9.52
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Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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John Mayer on the Rocks
Venue/Date: Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, CO)
Concert Date:  
June 15th, 2007
Reviewer: ryanne2

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9.96
The John Mayer concert was my first concert of the 2007 concert season and he set the bar VERY high! I had been a fan of John Mayer I liked his stuff on the radio but wasn’t a huge fan until that night! The opening acts were great. Rocco DeLuca started it with some amazing guitar solos followed by the very high energy Ben Folds who had the audience in a three part harmony by the end of their performance! Then John came out and the whole audience erupted. He had our attention and kept it throughout the whole show! My favorite part of the show was that he gave the feeling that we were just watching him and his band playing in their basement. There was nothing “Hollywood” about it. It was pure music! He interacted with the audience and he had a comical spoof about what goes through his head and why he wrote “dreaming with a broken heart.” He ended the show with an amazing climactic jam session with him and his band. It was an amazing concert that has left me hooked and wanting more.

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Mayer Nashville Concert Spectacular
Venue/Date: Gaylord Ent'ment Center (Nashville, TN)
Concert Date:  
August 3rd, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.04

Concert Review: John Mayer brings soul to Nashville

By NICOLE KEIPER
Staff Writer

Concert Summary

Artist: John Mayer in concert with Ben Folds and James Morrison.

Venue: Sommet Center (the former Gaylord Entertainment Center)


Noteworthy: Comedy moonlighter Mayer’s guitar-mimicking of the melody from YouTube phenomenon “Chocolate Rain” during “Belief”; Nashvillian Folds’ long, hilarious bit about the urban legend of the “brown note.”

Highlights: Mayer’s wriggly falsetto marrying the taut stomp of his band during a standout version of “Bigger Than My Body,” and the resonance of the sexy, soulful deeper registers of his voice during “Vultures”; Folds and his band punctuating their cool, thumping cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” with a prog-metal-rivaling synth solo.



Ben Folds
“Army”
“Landed”
“Jesusland”
“Bastard”
“Still Fighting It”
“Gracie”
“Kate”
“Underground”
“Narcolepsy”
“Such Great Heights” (Postal Service cover)

Mayer Set list:


“Why Georgia”
“Vultures”
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Mayer Rocks it again
Venue/Date: Hersheypark Stadium (Hershey, PA)
Concert Date:  
July 21st, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.86
Mayer shows pop star, artistic sides
Sunday, July 22, 2007
BY PRASANA WILLAM
Of The Patriot-News

Yesterday's concert at Hersheypark Stadium was a night of insightful male powerhouses as John Mayer took the stage with Ben Folds and James Morrison.

Proving that it doesn't take a hard-core rocker or pretty-boy pop image to get a crowd, the trio of troubadours packed the venue.

Morrison kicked things off with "Undiscovered," an inaccurate description of this rising star. The British singer sounds like the raspier Euro-Mayer -- employing the same low, almost bedroom, voice to breathe life into the music. Mayer even joined Morrison on stage for one song.

With hit-ready songs such as "This Boy" and "You Give Me Something" -- the perfect melt-in-your-mouth love ode -- Morrison has arrived stateside and will be breaking hearts and gaining respect for his artistry soon.

If this show were high school and Morrison was the super cool hottie, which he was in a simple white button-down and jeans, then the next artist would be his antithesis. Folds plays the endearingly eccentric band geek that keeps everyone entertained to Morrison's dreaminess.

To watch the bespectacled singer play the piano is to observe an exercise in balance. The man jams hard on the keys without ever touching the bench. He broke out "All U Can Eat," an ode to consumerism, and fan favorite "Army," and dappled the set with dazzling piano solos between songs. After decrying the poor quality of modern lyrics, he launched into a reworking of a Dr. Dre song, spreading hilariously vulgar lyrics over a gorgeous arrangement.
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Mayer is has a spilt personality
Venue/Date: Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island (Chicago, IL)
Concert Date:  
June 28th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.21
Two different John Mayers show up to play
Singer/songwriter lets loose with distinct personas
By Andy Downing

"I'm not the man I used to be," sang John Mayer at a sold-out Charter One Pavilion on Thursday. "You met me at an interesting time in my life."

There's a great amount of truth in that. Early in his career, the sleepy-eyed singer/songwriter made his name with acoustic ballads such as "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and "Daughters," lovelorn songs as threatening as whimpering puppies. But in recent years, the guitarist has channeled his inner-Buddy Guy, stomping out bluesy jams with bassist Pino Palladino (the Who) and drummer Steve Jordan in the John Mayer Trio.

During the first show of a two-night stand, Mayer effectively split the difference between these personas. "Wheel" and "Why Georgia" were acoustic tear-jerkers, Mayer singing in a wounded falsetto. Elsewhere, he let his guitar do the talking, unleashing a stream of moaning blues riffs on "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Good Love Is on the Way."

While Mayer didn't quite live up to his lofty six-string reputation (Rolling Stone recently hailed the singer as one of the "New Guitar Gods"), there were moments when his fretwork shone — witness the bent notes that dripped like mercury on "Belief" and the stabbing, psychedelic fills driving "I Don't Trust Myself." Still, Mayer's songwriting frequently left plenty to be desired. For someone who seems so interesting offstage — filming segments with Dave Chappelle, trying his hand at stand-up comedy and palling around with Roots drummer ?uestlove, many of his songs were surprisingly colorless.Read rest of Review Here URL

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