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Wharfrat63
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01/26/2021 08:27AM  
John Mayer. Love him or hate him?

Here are 3 "sides" John Mayer.

Pop/Sappy John

Blues John

"Dead" John

"Dead John" is my favorite. As a Deadhead, I felt the band was done after Jerry died. All the incarnations never really came close. Revolving Door of great guitarists trying to fill Jerry's shoes, just seemed lacking....Until I heard a Dead & Co performance of Bertha on the radio. The station was promoting a show at Jiffy Lube Live (Weird name for a venue) in a couple of days. I got to work, went to Stubhub and scored 2 tickets 14 row, stage right. They opened with Shakedown Street and I could not believe how good John Mayer sounded. To me, he captured the true Jerry sound and riffs without being Jerry.

Amazing to me...and happy John found Bobby Weir.
 
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01/29/2021 04:47PM  
Good stuff, thanks for sharing, I could only open the last two.
 
Wharfrat63
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01/30/2021 10:39AM  
LindenTree: "Good stuff, thanks for sharing, I could only open the last two."

Fixed link..
 
01/30/2021 12:31PM  
Thanks Warft, I always liked John Mayer but was not into him all that much. I guess because of that, I never really knew just how much of an accomplished guitar player he is.
That video of him with the Dead was awesome.
 
fraxinus
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01/30/2021 03:33PM  
yeah, thanks for posting this. I guess I prefer "Dead" John. I wasn't aware that he had a history with the Dead & Co. He fits right in, must be a good gig for a guitar player who can improvise and do so much. It'd be like how'd you like to jam with us and take a few 3-4 minute solos in a 15 minute song. That's gotta be fun, I've spent the last few days listening to them on YouTube. Thanks again.
 
BAWaters
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03/11/2021 12:16PM  
Was never into poppy John, but his Blues guitar playing is impressive.
 
04/16/2021 03:12PM  
New to this forum, had to join when I saw this post. It is not that I hate Mayer, but the Dead, imo, did die with Jerry. He was the heart and soul of that band and the reason it took me 9 years to complete my college degree.
 
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