Is there ever a time when John Mayer ISN’T jamming out with his friends on guitar? The “Love on the Weekend” singer has been popping up everywhere as of lately, from jamming with D’Angelo at The Roots Picnic and Alicia Keys in Times Square back in the fall, getting the Trio back together, to recruiting Maroon 5’s James Valentine for his recent late night performance and announcing another run of summer concerts next year for Dead & Company. Yes John’s all about getting friends together in the spirit of music lately.
On Thursday, he joined journeyman musician David Ryan Harris on stage at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for the Home For The Holidays Benefit Show to rip through a familiar song he’s covered in the past in “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
As seen in the video of the performance below, John rips through multiple solos as part of the jam through the classic soulful blues song. Trading in his Fender Stratocaster for a Gibson hollowbody, the guitarist stuck to playing last night, letting Harris take the singing responsibilities throughout the nearly sixteen minute jam. Very Grateful Dead of him.
Mayer’s return to performing alongside various artists as of lately will certainly help with getting his fans buzzing for the expected early 2017 release of his next album as a solo artist, The Search For Everything.