John Mayer Biography, Career, Tour, Dating, Family, and Daughters

John Mayer Biography

John Mayer, born John Clayton Mayer, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. His earliest performances, after the splitting of the two-man band, Lo-Fi Masters, he formed with Clay Cook, were mostly in local clubs, which refined his skills and gained recognition. Over the years, he has won awards and public recognition for his works in entertainment, including going on tours all over the world.
His secondary career pursuits extend to TV hosting, comedy,  and writing. He has authored in magazines like Esquire, supports various causes, and charity events, and is also a watch aficionado, contributing for “Hodinkee”.

John Mayer Age / How Old Is John Mayer

He was born on the 16th of October, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. As of 2018, he is 41 years old.

John Mayer Height / How Tall Is John Mayer

He stands at a height of 1.9 m (6 feet 3 inches).

John Mayer Family

He was one of three sons born to Richard, a high school principal, and Margaret Mayer, a middle school English teacher. He was the middle child sandwiched between younger brother Ben and older brother Carl. His father was Jewish, and he once said he relates well to Judaism.

John Mayer Dating

He is well known by many as a serial dater. He even places the number of women he has slept with at a soft 500. From what is seen of his behaviors, he is not settling down anytime soon, or anytime at all. Most recently, he seems to be interested in Hasley. His earliest known girlfriend is Vanessa Carlton, whom there were reports of him dating in the early 2000s. After, less than a year, the couple called it quits.
His next fling was with Jennifer Love Hewitt, which didn’t last long. After they separated, he moved on to Rhona Mitra in 2005. In 2006, he dated Jessica Simpson. From 2008-09, he dated Jennifer Aniston on and off. Apparently, Jennifer dumped him for tweeting too much, an allegation that he denied. Since then, he has dated a lot. Some of his exes are Cameron Diaz, Rashida Jones, Scheana Marie, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry among others.

John Mayer Career

He was to skip college and pursue music but his parents denied him the chance. A friend of his, Clay Cook, urged him to leave Berklee, where he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music, and move to Atlanta. There they formed the short-lived band Lo-Fi Masters and performed at coffee and club venues. After a while, they split and Mayer embarked on a solo career. With the help of Glenn Matulo, his local producer and engineer, he produced the independent extended play “Inside Wants Out”, where he was lead singer and guitarist.

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As his career coincided with the then-nascent internet music market, he greatly benefited from an online following. He got the attention of Gregg Latterman at Aware Records through an acquaintance of his who sent his extended play to Aware Records. Subsequently, he was included in Aware Festival concerts and his songs on Aware compilations. His first internet-only album “Room For Squares” was released in 2001 by Aware. In September, Columbia Records remixed and re-released Room for Squares with reworked studio versions of the first four songs from Inside Wants Out.
In 2003, he won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Your Body Is a Wonderland”. In the same year, he released a live CD and DVD of a concert in Birmingham, Alabama titled “Any Given Thursday”, which included songs previously not recorded. Commercially, the album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart. That summer, Mayer went with Counting Crows on a tour that spanned 42 dates between July 7 and September 2.
Still, in 2003. his second album, Heavier Things, was released. The album was commercially successful, and while it did not sell as well as his first, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. At the 37th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2006, Mayer received the Hal David Starlight Award,  along with the 2005 Grammy for Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004, he went on a tour for seven nights. These recordings were released to the iTunes Store under the title “As/Is”, indicating that the errors were also included.  A few months later, a “best of” CD was compiled from the As/Is nights.
Mayer was largely associated with the Adult Contemporary and singer-songwriter genres. Although Mayer maintained his reputation as a singer-songwriter, he gained distinction as a guitarist. He began working with artists, including those from other genres of music. The collaborations drew praise from rap heavyweights Jay-Z and Nelly. In the spring of 2005, Mayer formed the John Mayer Trio with bassist Pino Palladino, bassist, and Steve Jordan, drummer, both of whom he had met through studio sessions. The three combined blues and rock music released a live album called “Try!”.
His third album, “Continuum” was released in 2006. Mayer suggested the album was intended to combine blues and pop. The first single from Continuum was the third most downloaded song of the week on the iTunes Store following its release on July 11, 2006, and was #25 on the Billboard hot 100 Chart. On September 21, 2006, Mayer appeared on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, playing “Waiting on the World to Change” and “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”. His song “Gravity” was featured on the TV series “House”, in the episode “Cane & Able” and Numb3rs. He recorded a session for the British program Live from Abbey Road at Abbey Road Studios on October 22, 2006.
He was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006, and a nomination for “Try” along with his counterparts Palladino, and Jordan. He won two: Best Pop Song with Vocal for “Waiting on the World to Change” and Best Pop Album for Continuum. On December 6, 2007, “Belief” was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal for the Grammy Awards. Additionally, he was selected by the editors of Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007, listed among artists and entertainers. He released “Where the Light Is”, in July 2008. The film features an acoustic set and a set with the Trio, followed by a set with the band from the Continuum album.
In 2009, he was invited by Guy Sebastian to collaborate with him in his 2009 album “Like It Like That” as well as playing guitar the title track of Crosby Loggins’ debut LP, Time to Move. His fourth album, “Battle Studies” debuted at #1 at on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. Despite the album’s commercial success, critics reactions were mixed. He admitted that he thought Battle Studies was not his best album. He withdrew from public life and ceased giving interviews in 2010. 
He then began working on his next record, Born and Raised. The release of the album was delayed due to the treatment he was receiving for a granuloma discovered on his vocal cords. However, the first surgery did not work as expected, and he had to undergo another one. During his travels, he visited and fell in love with Bozeman, Montana, where he bought a house and re-settled in the spring of 2012. After completing treatment, he finished his album and released it on the 27th of February 2012. However, the granuloma returned, and on March 9, 2012, Mayer announced that he had been forced to cancel his tour and refrain from all singing indefinitely.

Personal troubles and hiatus

The album, “Born and Raised” was released as scheduled, and entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one even after the troubles Mayer was going through. Meanwhile, he brought a new focus to his guitar playing and, fearing that his vocal cords had been permanently damaged, tried to come to terms with a possible future as a session musician. By January 2013, Mayer had recovered sufficiently enough to perform at a benefit concert in Bozeman, after almost two years without singing publicly.

Paradise Valley, Dead & Company, and The Search for Everything

In June 2013, Mayer announced that he was finishing work on his sixth album, “Paradise Valley“. The album features “low-key folk-rock tunes”.The album was released August 20, 2013, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. In August 2015, Mayer, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann formed the group Dead & Company, along with Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge, and began a fall tour in the United States. As a result of his tour with Dead & Company, he postponed working on his next studio album until January 2016, planning to finish it by the end of the year.
On November 17, 2016, Mayer released “Love on the Weekend” as the lead single from his EP The Search for Everything: Wave One, which was then released on January 20, 2017. Its follow-up The Search For Everything: Wave Two was released on the 24th of February 2017. The album “Search For Everything” was released on the 14th of April 2017. On December 12, 2018, he announced a world tour for 2019.

John Mayer Albums

  • Room for Squares (2001)
  • Heavier Things (2003)
  • Continuum (2006)
  • Battle Studies (2009)
  • Born and Raised (2012)
  • Paradise Valley (2013)
  • The Search for Everything (2017)

John Mayer Tour

He began touring in 2001 As a solo artist. Most of his performances were acoustic, but he showed unexpected skills in electric guitar during live performances. He has toured North America, Europe and Australia with many musical groups, including Maroon 5, Counting Crows,[143][144] Ben Folds, the Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, and Train. He allows audio taping and non-commercial trading of those recordings at most of his live performances.
Often, he shows up unannounced for surprise concerts, mostly free or without accepting the performance fee. He has made appearances throughout the Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York areas, including shows at the Laugh Factory, Eddie’s Attic, and the Village Underground.

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Is John Mayer’s TV Show The Next “This Is Us”?

In quirky television news, a pilot based on a John Mayer song is in the works at ABC, and it could be a worthy successor to This Is Us. Should the show go to series, the family drama will center on two vastly different siblings, played by Harry Schum Jr. and Katie Findlay, who discover they are related and have to come to terms with the “mysteries of their separate childhoods,” per THR. So, I’m thinking This Is Us-esque flashbacks, probably set to a soundtrack of Mayer’s greatest hits.