John Mayer – Continuum

John Mayer: Continuum

March 2024 – Scott Coates

I’ve known of John Mayer for a couple decades, get the feeling he’s a cool guy, respected guitar player, songwriter and singer, member of Dead & Company that last good number of years, but realized I couldn’t name a single nor have I ever listened to one of his albums. How has this artist gotten by me? It’s time…

Continuum is Mayer’s third studio album, was released on September 12, 2006, and took about a year-and-a-half to record, which happened in New York, LA, and Memphis. It’s noted as making a departure from his pop side, transitioning into a more blues / soul vibe, and notably was produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, who is now the Rolling Stones’ drummer.

It debuted at #2 on the US Billboard charts, went on to sell 5-million copies and won two Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Songs are written by Mayer with some help on some tracks from Jordan and bassist Pino Palladino contributes to one. Those three toured together the year before under the name John Mayer Trio. There’s even a Jimmy Hendrix cover here.

To dig deeper, I’m going to throw this one on for a digital spin and so should you. Where is this going to take us? Let’s see at the end of the month and enjoy the listens ahead.

Links

Continuum – Wikipedia

Continuum – Spotify

Continuum – iTunes

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