John Mayer

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John Mayer

It’s an appearance at the South by Southwest festival of 2000 that signed John Mayer a signature on Aware Records, for which he recorded a first album in the fall of the same year, Room for Squares. Compared to its very first very acoustic effort, Room for Squares offers the work of a complete and eclectic band as well as funky hooks with an emphasis on Mayer’s versatile and soft voice. After Heavier Things in 2004, he formed the John Mayer Trio with Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass. The trio’s sold-out tour is documented on Try! John Mayer Trio Live in Concert released in 2005, followed by the album Continuum the following year. Stacia Proefrock