Say what you like about John Mayer but the man has impeccable taste in sidemen. News from the Mayer camp itself was that tastychops favourite Trussart slinger, Doug Pettibone, was to be joining the mouth-y one for his (just cancelled) Spring dates. Pettibone is such a great, edgy player and his playing is stylistically quite a shift away from the sweet, on-the money vibe of Mayer’s previous wingman, Robbie Macintosh.
Pettibone’s previous work with Lucinda Williams is awe inspiring and with the more rootsy, southern vibe of the new Mayer record it could be a great fit. Lets hope JM gets his throat sorted and the show can get back on the road.
Have you checked out the lead single ‘Shadow Days’ from ‘Born and Raised’? Thoughts?
And for a reminder of Pettibone’s greatness check this recent post.