He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield.
He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook.
, the "Dark Horse" singer admitted she had the hots for the 36-year-old blues rocker way before they actually hooked up."I actually am dating my crush," the 28-year-old Perry tells the November issue of . But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason."Other noteworthy tidbits from the sit-down: the hitmaker also offers up some clues as to the meaning behind her new No.
Though Mayer started his career mainly performing acoustic rock, he began moving towards the blues genre that had originally influenced him as a musician. Forming the John Mayer Trio, he released a live album in 2005 called Try! Both albums received wide critical acclaim, and Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In February 2003, Mayer released a live CD and DVD of a concert in Birmingham, Alabama titled Any Given Thursday, which included songs previously not recorded, such as "Man on the Side", "Something's Missing", and Covered in Rain".
Commercially, the album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Even so, the album enjoyed a generally favorable reception, though was less commercially successful than his previous work.
After extensive treatments for his vocal problems—and a two-year hiatus—Mayer began performing as a singer again in January 2013, and that year released the album, Paradise Valley.