John Mayer's Brand New Trio

Three-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer has stripped his music down to the bone by forming the brand-new John Mayer Trio.

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John Mayer has stripped his music down to the bone by forming the brand-new Trio, reports Dawgnet. The trio consists of Mayer himself on vocals/guitar, drummer Steve Jordan (Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen) and bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, Jeff Beck). These guys have already released their first album "Try" which is a live documentation of the Trio's fall tour. "The live record isn't John's next album," Jordan said. "It's the trio's first album." The proper follow up to Mayer's 2003 Heavier Things will be released sometime next year. Mayer says that he is very excited about the trio idea. "For me, Eric Clapton is the template. Make another band and go out with another band. And whatever the music is, follow it," Mayer said. Keep your eyes on the trio to do more amazing yet natural things in the future. Read more at this location.

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    Zoso68
    could be cool...hes got some talent, and looking at his bandmates history i see they have a lot of talent...i hope this turns out good
    wootlooops
    sral76: He has a terrible voice and an equally terrible guitar tone. He is just plain horrible. The blues should be wild and bold and full of soul, not limpy and weak
    I agree with you there, his tone really is horrible. His tone is so low that the drums and bass drown out his playing. I did like the hendrix cover, and hes got some pretty good riffs in 2 of his other songs on this CD.
    sral76
    Man is this guy overrated, and dont give me that "You've never lisened to his music" bullshit. I have. It sucks. He has a terrible voice and an equally terrible guitar tone. He is just plain horrible. The blues should be wild and bold and full of soul, not limpy and weak
    AcrosstheTracks
    I heard he played with SRV's old double trouble rythem section, and he did quite well. I also heard he studied blues/jazz guitar in college or something, but who knows. Either way, he's not a bad guitarist or songwriter at all, though not really my style of music.
    stringmagician
    Rivers wrote: john mayer is probably making a lot of money these days, too bad he cant spend that money to go and buy some talent.
    ya know, i would have overlooked that if your name wasn't rivers i'd like to think weezer fans weren't such ignorant douchebags p.s. RDHIII, i have no idea what that breath of fresh air is from, enlighten me
    stringmagician
    Rivers wrote: john mayer is probably making a lot of money these days, too bad he cant spend that money to go and buy some talent.
    i would have overlooked this if your name wasn't rivers i'd like to think weezer fans weren't such ignorant douchebags p.s. RHDIII, i dont have a clue what that breath of air is from, enlighten me
    wabusy33
    John mayer was gay and he always will be no matter what type of music he plays. What will be next for him after the trio, heavy metal? rofl
    RHDIII
    i think the john mayer trio will be a great fresh breath of air for main stream rock. And we all know what the breath of fresh air is from
    xmrchainsawx
    Jearl wrote: xmrchainsawx..have you heard hisnewalbum?
    The Blues album? Or the Solo album? Because Ive heard the Blues album. Wasnt fond of it in the least. As for the solo album, if there is a new one, then no.
    RedGibsonSG
    He can shred. He has been on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel, and VH1 had a special of his a few years back. Mofo be good.
    sheldenda
    Isn't it kinda ironic that every pro John Mayer posts have at least one full paragraph full of why they like it, what's in it, and what makes it great and every post against John is something like "Shitty", "Fuck John Mayer", and "He's Gay" with no reason or explanation. I fully understand not "feeling" something, but give music a try before you bash it. Ignorance.
    greeneggs'n'ham
    dead_kennedy wrote: top notch muscian, happy to see him getting along
    i second that. sorry about the double post.
    greeneggs'n'ham
    Trip272 wrote: It sounds really bland and boring. I have no reason to hate john mayar although he has been known to target that 'teenage girls' demographic. Whatever works I guess.
    the trio is blues, actually. the man is amazing, hats off.
    axeslinger0u812
    I had heard from numerous people who are quite respected in the guitar circles around town that this cd was awesome, and I don't know...he would occasionally play some really great stuff, and then just stop. I understand being tastefully reserved in a blues setting, but when you can rip up a hendrix song pretty convincingly, why not do a little more damage in your own songs? I found the cd to be maybe a good first look at the band, but I hope he plays with more fire on the next cd. No doubt he has chops, but not really my cuppa tea.
    Edgeworth08
    I've listened to Try many times and I must say i wasn't a fan of John Mayer before listening to it. My friend tried to convince me that he is a good guitarist but I never bothered listening to him. I must say I am very impressed at how he can pull off a great blues sound but he still makes his music accessible to a wide range of people, from blues fans to the "teeny boppers". For the comment that this isn't blues, I agree that it's not all blues but that doesn't mean it's not good. People really should widen their variety of music they listen to and realize that there is more good music out there. I'm constantly listening to new artists and finding more and more that I like. Another thing I might add is how artists are compared to other people like this was compared to Jimi Hendrix and whatnot. Don't think this means he's gonna be exactly like the person they're compared with, because I find if you expect somebody to sound like another person you'll be dissapointed. Remember that they have to have their own unique addition to the music or else they're just gonna be a copy.
    jms122589
    ok...all of you saying john mayer sucks this and that, and he's no SRV or Hendrix...come on...i dont think you guys will be happy untill SRV and Hendrix come back to live and record an album with bach and jesus. and who ever compaired him to Vai and Satch...seriusly...no really? can i compair your eric clapton to Satch or Vai? before you guys start talking and acting like you know your shit and are the end end all be all of music critics why dont you just sit back and listen, and start critisizing....noobs.
    guildplayer
    for all you people that dont like mayer, he could probably hit up more babes in one night than you could in 2 years. theres no comback to that.
    AndyBabb
    Rivers wrote: john mayer is probably making a lot of money these days, too bad he cant spend that money to go and buy some talent. Where did you study music again? John Mayer went to Berkely for a bit. But yeah, you probably know way more about music than he does. Hey! Maybe YOU should form a band. You could tour the country and make milions of dollars! I mean....John Mayer did it, right? And he's not very talented at all!! Nope.....no talent. I guess that signature Fender guitar were mistakes. I'm pretty sure it's NOT that hard to have your own Fender. I mean, YOU can do it, right? YOU seem to know awful lot about talent and the likes. I bet you can play ALL John Mayer's songs and sing them too. Wow...you're such an amazingly talented person. Much more so than that crappy John Mayer. Will you come give me a private concert rendition of "Your Body Is A Wonderland"?
    micthedreamer
    it's not about playing absolutely like somebody.. he sure is no SRV or Hendrix.. he's John Mayer.. just playing his own stuff.. that's what musicians do.
    black_fire_137
    Hmm. You are all so hostile. It's quite amusing, really. John Mayer is supposed to sound like: Clapton? No. Hendrix? No. SRV? No. He is supposed to sound like John Mayer. Besides all that, bear in mind that everyone has different tastes and preferences, and doing so does not make them gay, or stupid, or wussy men, or anything else. Mayer is a twenty-something singer/guitarist who writes some of his own songs. Most of the ones he doesn't actually write still bear his name as the author because that's the way the arrangements are made with his songwriters (This info from John's TV show). That doesn't mean he has to fit some stereotype that any of us invents for him. He can do what he pleases with his music -- that's what music, ESPECIALLY the blues, is all about. I like all of John's stuff, including the TRY! album. I also like DMB, Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith, Steve Vai, SRV, pre-2000 Green Day, J.S. Bach, the Offspring, Linkin Park, the Doobie Brothers, Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Beethoven, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sonicflood, Semisonic, Pavlovsky, Train, Matchbox 20, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, W.A. Mozart, Rich Mullins, Randy Newman, Sly and the Family Stone, The Commodores, Sam and Dave, Wynton Marsalis, Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, Mussorgsky, and so many other artists and composers, both living and deceased, that it might take a ream of paper to type them up and print them. I mentioned all that simply to make this point: If you don't have a diverse, even eclectic taste in music, and if you haven't ever studied any music history, even contemporary, you should before judging artists. It's one thing to say that you don't enjoy an artist or that you don't like a style of music -- as that's an opinion. But to say that a musician has no talent just because he/she doesn't sound like every other musici
    Mik3_D
    Maybe he can play but John Mayer is a pussy and the music he plays is lame. The only ones who like him are wussy men and females.
    thefinalcut
    True, he's not another Clapton, Hendrix or Vaughn but why would you expect him to be? Don't listen to the hype. He's better than most guitarist who play shitty pop/"rock". He's underestimated because of his pop career. I not reallt in his style of blues/jazz but I respect the Trio.
    xmrchainsawx
    StratRat13 wrote: xmrchainsawx wrote: Dyuha wrote: Have you ever heard Mayer's music? I doubt... Because your mind is open only for Spears and Pam Anderson. Well, I cant speak for the person who you said this too, I can say that I have heard Mayer's music. Its shit. They call this album a blues album, and it isnt. Its crap is what it is. If you want true blues, look to Muddy Waters or Buddy Guy. Fuck Mayer. I'm a big fan of Buddy Guy and Muddy, but if you think you are talkin about "REAL" blues, you have to go back to guys like Robert Johnson or Son House, obviously you haven't explored the blues very deeply.
    No, Ive explored plenty. I own the Robert Johnson Complete Works CD's, as for Son House, I havent been able to find anything. But I mean around today, that still happen to be recording, but your right.
    wabusy33
    lol, I just think he's gay. I honestly do. I'll admit he's a good guitar player but i just think his music sucks and he seems like the type of guy who belongs in a boy band. Cause he's gay.
    domesticllama
    wootlooops wrote: sral76: He has a terrible voice and an equally terrible guitar tone. He is just plain horrible. The blues should be wild and bold and full of soul, not limpy and weak I agree with you there, his tone really is horrible. His tone is so low that the drums and bass drown out his playing. I did like the hendrix cover, and hes got some pretty good riffs in 2 of his other songs on this CD.
    I think you need some new speakers, cause I don't have a problem hearing him at all...
    domesticllama
    xmrchainsawx-You talk about blues and muddy waters/buddy guy?? John Mayer and Buddy Guy have played together before. Just because the style of blues has changed, doesn't mean that its not blues. Music evolves over time. Even Buddy himself has more than one playing style. Granted JM is no SRV. But for his age, he is a great song writer and guitarist. If you have ever watched Eric Claptons Guitar Festival you would know this. Not only is the DVD filled with amazing performances from the likes of Clapton, Santana, Buddy and others, but John Mayer gets the last song on the DVD. He performs City Love, but solo's for a great deal of time before this. Its not a prefabricated solo. Its improv, as I've seen him do the same song live in other places and it is different. And all the people who say he sucks, we all know he is much better than you are and you're just jealous. One more thing. There is a great cover of "The Wind Cries Mary" by Mayer floating around. He's only getting better
    LPmarty
    For the one who says this is shit, have you ever heard is solo for the song 'covered and rain' in the album' any given thursday' This is in my top 5 of best solo i've ever heard
    f1sk
    Sure he can play the guitar. Nothing that totally amazes me or anything like that. He comes up with some cool stuff, but I doubt people will look back on him and be like "oooh wow look at all the things mayer did for guitar"
    ILIKEMUSICALOT
    John Mayor is a great guitarist for this day and age. He has a nice voice too. If you can't like him, at least give him the respect he deserves, he's good.
    StratRat13
    xmrchainsawx wrote: Dyuha wrote: Have you ever heard Mayer's music? I doubt... Because your mind is open only for Spears and Pam Anderson. Well, I cant speak for the person who you said this too, I can say that I have heard Mayer's music. Its shit. They call this album a blues album, and it isnt. Its crap is what it is. If you want true blues, look to Muddy Waters or Buddy Guy. Fuck Mayer.
    I'm a big fan of Buddy Guy and Muddy, but if you think you are talkin about "REAL" blues, you have to go back to guys like Robert Johnson or Son House, obviously you haven't explored the blues very deeply.
    redhotsexmagic
    he did play on chapelles show...gotta give him some street credit for that(whatever the hell thats supposed to mean)...he does right some homo esque music but hes still pretty good
    joshsirjoshules
    JDMII: who cares!
    I care, once again, *****. Anyways, John Mayer is doing very well now he's reinvented himself. What I can't stand is everyone acting so suprised about his reinvention. If you listen to his other albums, the blues influences are littered throughout those albums. He's a very skilled guitarist, he may be the Clapton of our generation.