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On Tour With John Mayer
This Presentation will take you on tour with the greatest solo artist of all time!
Presented by: Brenny Souza
Project 13: My Favorite Band or Solo
Artist
May, 26th, 2011
Come backstage for a brief history of how it all began
for John Mayer…
It all began at a very young age, when his neighbor gave him his first Stevie Ray Vaughan cassette tape; therefore,
it began Mayer’s love for the blues. Mayer started taking lessons from a local guitar-shop and soon became one
with the instrument. After two years of practice, he started playing gigs at local blues bars, while he was still in
high school. When it came to performing solo, he was a member of a band called Villanova Junction. He was so
too in love with the instrument that he considered not going to college and just pursue his dream of music.
When Mayer was seventeen, he was stricken with cardiac dysrhythmia and was hospitalized for a week. Through
this, he wrote his first lyrics the night he got home from the hospital. Shortly, he began suffering from panic
attacks, and feared that he might have to enter a mental institution. After graduation, he worked for fifteen
months at a gas station until he saved enough money to buy a 1996 Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Stratocaster.
He later decided to go to college; in which he attended the Berklee school of Music and dropped out after 2
semesters. Later that year, Mayer relocated in Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his dream. In Atlanta, he signed a
contract for Columbia Records.
Meet The John Mayer Trio…
John Mayer
 Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
Pino Palladino
 Bassist
Steve Jordan
 Drummer
John Mayer’s Top Selling Albums of All Time…
Room for Squares
2001
Heavier Things
2003
Continuum
2006
Battle Studies
2009
Born and Raised
2011
*Try! (John Mayer Trio)
2005
Biography of John Mayer…
John Mayer was born on October 16th, 1977 as John Clayton Mayer. He was born in the town of Bridgeport, Connecticut and was
raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is currently 33 and is now living in Los Angeles, California. He is a solo singer-songwriter and
guitarist.
His most important music genres are:
 Blues
 Blues rock
 Pop rock
 Blue-eyed soul
 Acoustic rock
Other than music, his other interests include:
 Writing Column’s
 Graphic Designing
 Television Hosting
 Stand up Comedy
 Fashion Designing
 Photography
My Top Ten Songs by John Mayer…
10. The Heart of Life
9. Dreaming with a Broken Heart
8. Vultures
7. Stop This Train
6. In Repair
5. Waiting on the World to Change
4. Bold as Love
3. Belief
2. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
1. Gravity
My #1 Favorite Song by John Mayer is…
Gravity
This is my favorite song because I think John Mayer’s guitar part is incredible. It’s relaxing to listen to and it makes me
want to play my guitar.
“Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down”
“Oh I'll never know what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away”
“Oh Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down”
“Oh twice as much aint twice as good
And can't sustain like one half could
It's wanting more
That's gonna send me to my knees”
THE END

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