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does anyone here like john mayer? i think he started out in the wrong kind of music. his earlier poppy junk sucked, but his new blues music is great. hes one of the only young blues guitarist i listen to, cuz for a minute, *chokes* i thought the blues were evaporating. there really arent too many new young people playing the blues anymore. i mean you always have clapton and the king, but theyre not so young anymore
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#2
Check out Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Bonamassa.
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#3
John Mayer has a great, fluid style and I love the tone, but I hate his voice. The breathy thing doesn't work for me.
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John Mayer has a great, fluid style and I love the tone, but I hate his voice. The breathy thing doesn't work for me.



I agree, I love his playing and everything about it (his blues playing, not that pop stuff) but I really don't like his singing at all. If he just played instrumentals or had another singer I'd buy their cd. The band is great too.
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#6
Yeah, his voice isn't bluesy at all. It kind of sucks, actually.
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#7
Sucks that the Trio broke up.

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I'm 17, I play the blues. As long as I'm around, it won't evaporate.
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#10
^^^Exactly. There's lots of blues out there. It's just that those people never played pop so they aren't as famous as John Mayer.
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#11
i think john mayer's great, he really plays music the way i like to hear it, and he brought back the guitar in pop music again
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#12
Anyone ever hear Covered in the Rain by John Mayer? I've got it live. It's one of the best blues songs I've ever heard.
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To me, Kenny Wayne Shepherd owns John Mayer in speed. They're both really good, but I'd listen to Kenny Wayne Shepherd faster than John Mayer, but I'd still listen to both of them.

I doubt any of that makes sense.
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i love Mayer, JMT, all of it. *gasp* I even like his 'pop' stuff..i love all of his work, and his guitar is all there, its really enjoyable and as for Covered In Rain amzing song that REALLY transfers his emotions...i very much so recommend it
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To me, Kenny Wayne Shepherd owns John Mayer in speed. They're both really good, but I'd listen to Kenny Wayne Shepherd faster than John Mayer, but I'd still listen to both of them.

I doubt any of that makes sense.


Speed isnt really very important in blues......to me anyway.
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^ Agreed. Though I do like Kenny Wayne over John Mayer but that isn't becuase of speed.

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^^^Kenny Wayne is good, but he's always been a bit to much of an SRV ripoff for me. I'd like to see him do his own thing.
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Yeah, but I just love the speed aspect. I mean the slower stuff is where Mayer really shows out. The faster stuff if where KWS shows his stuff. I mean at first, i could almost swear that for about four of five seconds that Mayer sounded like SRV. Then again, that's just me.

EDIT: I love slow blues, don't get me wrong Tin Pan Alley and Cold Shot are my favorite slow blues songs, of all time, but sometimes you just have to let it all out and play something fast. I just like KWS' style better than Mayer's, hence the "I'd listen to Kenney Wayne Shepherd faster than John Mayer," remark.
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#20
He has one sweet guitar collection.

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#21
Ash Grunwald is a great blues player, and he's about as big as an australian bluesman can get. Which, admittedly, is not very.
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John Mayer has a great, fluid style and I love the tone, but I hate his voice. The breathy thing doesn't work for me.

yeah, that kinda gets on my nerves. i hate when people who cant sing go and sing over a blues song. it kills the song and it kills the mood. he definately needs a new singer if hes gonna go any further.
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#24
His stuff is alright, but he's hardly half as amazing or genius as people seem to be making him out to be.
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#25
Meh, he's a bit...boring relaly.

I don't see anything special in him. also, his gutiar playing just sounds to much ;like SRV to me..but, meh.
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#26
but then again, people say stevie ray sounds a little like everyone else too. people steal styles from other big artists when theyre first starting out. people used to yell at SRV cause he was stealing buddy guy riffs. he used those riffs to develop a style later on, that can rarely be copied.
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#28
Has anyone heard his new song on itunes, whats going on, where is the blues???
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Has anyone heard his new song on itunes, whats going on, where is the blues???


I thought, for a minute there, you were saying he was doing a cover of Marvin gaye.
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#30
john mayer started out as a pop artist to attract the crowd.

and now he's all famous and well known, he now does his real thing.

see ?

lol.

i'm a big john mayer fan.
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#31
I wasn't a huge fan of his stuff (and still dislike the pop) but when i heard his audio interview with Rolling Stone he basically admitted that he'd been intending to do blues since he started his career and enjoys playing it more. But he decided to do the pop thing in order to establish himself.

After that i started listening to his latest stuff and it's actually pretty good. I love covered in rain too.

So i give JM a thumbs up.

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Hey what are some good songs of his to start with. I have only heard the pop ****. I have any given thursday and heavier things.(I got them from my sisters room)
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Hey what are some good songs of his to start with. I have only heard the pop ****. I have any given thursday and heavier things.(I got them from my sisters room)



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#35
yeah, he had to change himself just to become famous, or whatever it is he did. I think you shouldnt have to change yourself to be known, in the one interview he says it was a plan or something.
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yeah, he had to change himself just to become famous, or whatever it is he did. I think you shouldnt have to change yourself to be known, in the one interview he says it was a plan or something.



That is right. He sold out his true feelings to make a quick buck and then decided that blues were in his heart from the beginning. Right. Trucks should impale Mayer with his slide if their were any justice in the world, but since their isnt, morons will equate Mayer with the blues until the day his sorry ass dies.
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yeah, he had to change himself just to become famous, or whatever it is he did. I think you shouldnt have to change yourself to be known, in the one interview he says it was a plan or something.

Alright, then don't say how great the Beatles were, because their image and everything else in the early touring part of their careers was meticulously planned. Him doing what he could to become famous doesn't take away from his guitar playing abilities. Don't be foolish. Although I don't think he's a great blues guitarist from a purist's perspective, he's got chops.
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Alright, then don't say how great the Beatles were, because their image and everything else in the early touring part of their careers was meticulously planned. Him doing what he could to become famous doesn't take away from his guitar playing abilities. Don't be foolish. Although I don't think he's a great blues guitarist from a purist's perspective, he's got chops.



Are we talking about the Beatles? Where in the hell did that come from?
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Are we talking about the Beatles? Where in the hell did that come from?

You're talking about John Mayer being a sellout. Just because someone "sells out" in order to move their career along doesn't mean that they aren't talented. It's called a comparison for explanative purposes
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You're talking about John Mayer being a sellout. Just because someone "sells out" in order to move their career along doesn't mean that they aren't talented. It's called a comparison for explanative purposes



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