by MJ Peters
This past Tuesday, John Mayer brought his breathtaking talent to the Bay Area as part of his “SOLO acoustic” world tour. Mayer is known around the world for his god-like guitar abilities and his chart-topping hits such as “New Light,” “Waiting On the World to Change,” “Daughters,” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.” Mayer brought multi-platinum GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter JP Saxe along to open, and he did not disappoint. The self-described “dorky, vulnerable ginger Canadian boy” brought a mix of both upbeat and more low-key piano-heavy songs to his audience, including his hit song “If The World Was Ending.”
The “SOLO acoustic” tour allows viewers the opportunity to witness the purest form of Mayer’s acoustic guitar stylings. With simply a guitar, a chair, and a microphone, Mayer opened the show with the timeless classic, “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.” When describing the show to my friends, I said it felt like I was in a room with a friend who simply saw a guitar, picked it up, and started playing. Mayer created that sense of intimacy with his audience in the most raw and authentic way. Mayer also broke away from his guitar at points, trading it in for a piano and electric guitar. He also played a mixture of originals and covers, covering “Patience” by Guns N’ Roses for the first time since 2002. John Mayer has solidified himself as a timeless artist who will continue to influence the next generation of musicians for years to come. Full gallery of images below.