John Mayer at Tuscaloosa, AL. April 25, 2013.
“I first heard of Albert King in a guitar magazine from a Stevie Ray Vaughan interview,” Mayer said. When most of his friends were quoting Grateful Dead lyrics, he said he was listening to Albert King. Even noting that he quoted King in his high school yearbook: “The blues don’t change.”
John Mayer at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 2013.
On April 18, 2013, John Mayer will induct legendary blues man Albert King into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Mayer will also perform a tribute to Albert King with Gary Clark Jr.
In this interview with John Mayer, the musician reflects on the lasting influence of Albert King, including how King’s music first resonated with him and why King belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ticket sales for most shows were March 29th and 30th, so hopefully the JM fam got some great seats!
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