If it's August then it must be John Mayer
in Burgettstown. Just two years ago in my review
I was lamenting that Mr. Mayer needed polish; his sophisticated lyrics were not matching his performance. Sunday night he convinced me that he was able to combine the singer-songwriter with the musician. And he's only 32.
The 120 shows since his last visit to the area have helped him to perfect his act. It was all about the musicianship. Covers of "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Raspberry Beret" added to Mr. Mayer's ever growing catalog of music. His seven-piece band often shared the spotlight.
Mr. Mayer also showed off his expertise on various guitars.
The two-hour set
was well paced and made for an entertaining evening. I hope we don't have to wait another two years to see Mr. Mayer here.
Opening the show was the band Train
. As Mr. Mayer noted they are headliners in their own right and we fans were treated to a double bill of amazing music.
Train's dynamic lead singer, Erie native, Pat Monahan not only used the whole stage, but ran out to the lawn for "Marry Me".
Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host