Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-John Mayer

Artist:John Mayer
Song:Waiting On The World To Change

John Mayer has been very successful in the very crowded singer songwriter category. Waiting On The World To Change is one of his more popular songs. Mayer has been on hiatus due to vocal cord problems and is slowly returning to touring. He was born Oct. 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, CT and learned to play guitar as a teen. After two semesters at Berklee in Boston, he moved to Atlanta with his friend Clay Cook and formed the duo LoFi Masters. That didn't last and Mayer went solo. Mayer released an EP and then an appearance at South By Southwest got him a record deal with Aware Records. They released his debut CD Room For Squares in 2001 and then signed a distribution deal with Columbia. Though Mayer has never had the radio hits that the average record company would like to see, his live act has attracted a lot of attention and he does well on iTunes. Mayer changed his music by getting involved with rappers like Common, jazz guys like Herbie Hancock and John Scofield and blues artists like Buddy Guy. In 2005, he formed The john Mayer Trio with studio musicians Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan. And Jordan co-produced the 2006 CD Continuum. Waiting On The World To Change was the first single. I would describe the song as blue eyed soul typical of guys like Mayer. The social commentary was a new thing for him. It reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was downloaded two million times on iTunes. He also appeared on the TV series CSI. The song and the album both won Grammys. Mayer's success has continued. While preparing his 2011 CD Born and Raised, Mayer was diagnosed with granulomas near his vocal cords and needed surgery. The CD was released Oct. 2011. In Mar. 2012, Mayer announced that he would have to have the surgery a second time. It is not known yet if he will return full time. He has been making some isolated appearances. Here's the video for Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer.

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