In diesem Sommer erleben die US-amerikanischen Konzertgänger John Mayer auf ganz neue Art und Weise. Der inzwischen mehrfach durch Grammys preisgekrönte Singer / Songwriter hat ein „Trio“ gegründet, mit dem er den ganzen Sommer über die USA unsicher macht und sogar hier und da für die ollen Rolling Stones den Anheizer gibt. Aus der offiziellen Pressemitteilung:
(…) John Mayer announces the formation of John Mayer Trio. This new venture marks the next phase in the remarkable evolution of a gifted, adventurous and prolific young artist who, in just the last few months, has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Scofield and Herbie Hancock,among others.
Joining Mayer in this new undertaking are drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck), a pair of in-demand veterans who are readily acknowledged by their peers as the very best at their respective instruments. Mayer is thrilled that these two greats have chosen to join him in his latest musical
?Steve and I had been doing sessions together, and we were scheduled to do the Tsunami Aid benefit? Mayer recalls, ?so Steve said, ?I know who we can get?Pino Palladino.? I said, ?I?d love to play with Pino.? Pino came and we rehearsed Jimi Hendrix?s ?Bold as Love? for the benefit. And something happened that I had hoped my entire life would happen, which is that thing about how a band got together for the first time, and everyone in the room just knew there was something special. When it became me, Steve and Pino, it became this whole different thing. That set me off on a writing streak; the challenge was, ?Here?s this great band – now what are you gonna do with it??
So I went and wrote from a whole new place. So it became a band.?
The trio, who subsequently appeared at the 2005 Grammys, performing a captivating rendition of Mayer?s ?Daughters, which later that evening won the awards for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, will unveil their electrified sound on a fall tour of North America , including three dates with the Rolling Stones (dates below). Ray LaMontagne and Joss Stone have been confirmed as special guests on selected shows, while other support acts are still to be announced. (…)
Das klingt alles sehr, sehr spannend – im weiteren Verlauf der Pressemitteilung werden „aufs Wesentliche reduzierte“ John Mayer Trio-Performances versprochen. Tourdaten, Fotos und den kompletten Pressekram zum John Mayer Trio gibts hier.
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