July 18th–September 3rd
stumbled into one of the coolest setups a guy could have in a music career,"
says Mayer, who will play shows all summer as a guitarist in Dead & Company
and as a solo act. He says last year's Dead tour has caused him to rethink
performing: He is breaking the night into "chapters" that include
full-band and acoustic segments. His favorite part? A set with his blues trio,
which includes Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino. "The first time the trio
makes a sound, even I'm not ready for it," Mayer says.