Sunday, June 29, 2008

John Mayer Wins Over Glastonbury Crowd

After playing the Hard Rock Calling event in London's Hyde Park on Saturday, on a bill that also featured Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, John Mayer brought his band to the Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset to play on Sunday. According to the NME, the amassed crowd grew between each song played. His set included covers by George Harrison, Cream, and fellow Glastonbury 2008 act Duffy. John Mayer really seems to be playing his career smart in pulling out appropriate covers for the audience he's playing to. I don't think there is one other act on the Glasto bill, and I haven't even seen the full lineup, who would have the balls to tackle a George Harrison tune.

I've been listening to my advance copy of "John Mayer: Where the Light Is - Live in Los Angeles," coming out on Tuesday, July 1st, and I have to say that this guy can really play the guitar and write a solid song. Say what you want about his appearances on celebrity gossip websites, but you cannot deny his skills as a musician. Also released on Tuesday is a DVD version of the same concert from December 2007, which is directed by famed concert photographer and friend of Phish, Danny Clinch.

His full set at Glastonbury was:
'I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You'
'My Sweet Lord'
'Waiting On The World To Change'
'Stitched Up'

Since I don't have the Glastonbury footage yet, take a look at John performing My Sweet Lord last week, 6/22/08, in The Netherlands:

1 comment:

thanks4that said...

fyi there is no such song as "heavier things" nme was mistaken.