Gui­tar Man

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

Af­ter early-re­leas­ing two EPs from his new blues/pop/rock/ soul al­bum, The Search for Every­thing, John Mayer, 39, has fi­nally re­leased the full project, the fol­low-up to 2013’s Par­adise Val­ley. Here are five facts you may not know about the Con­necti­cut-born, Grammy-win­ning artist.

1. Michael J. Fox’s rockin’ gui­tar solo in Back to the Fu­ture in­spired Mayer to pick up the in­stru­ment at age 13.

2. He speaks Ja­panese.

3. Mayer’s “SRV” tat­too is an homage to his idol, the late gui­tar leg­end Ste­vie Ray Vaughan.

4. Tay­lor Swift al­legedly wrote the song “Dear John” about him af­ter their 2009 breakup.

5. He is a prac­ti­tioner of Krav Maga, Is­raeli hand-to-hand com­bat.

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