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John Mayer - Born and Raised
Southern Rock, Alt-Country | 46:38 min
Label: Columbia | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2012-05-22

Born and Raised, the 2012 album from Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer. The first single, «Shadow Days,» Billboard calls «a gentle and shimmering confluence of mellow Southern rock».

Mayer produced Born and Raised with Don Was, who worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt. Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the title song, «Born and Raised.» Musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly-regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavell who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums.

Mayer’s previous albums Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum and Battle Studies have sold more than 12 million copies combined. He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations. He has also been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual «Guitar» issue.


The follow-up to 2009’s Battle Studies, 2012’s Born and Raised is singer/songwriter John Mayer’s fifth studio album. Born and Raised was delayed during recording due to Mayer’s treatment for granulomas found near his vocal cords. Following his surgery, Mayer completed the album and debuted the leadoff single «Shadow Days» in February of 2012. While Mayer was able to finish the album, a recurrence of his granulomas forced him to cancel his tour and abstain from singing indefinitely while he received further treatment. Co-produced by legendary musician Don Was and John himself, Born and Raised features more of Mayer’s distinctive and soulful melodic rock with hints of country and blues…


1. Queen of California 4:10
2. The Age of Worry 2:39
3. Shadow Days 3:50
4. Speak For Me 3:45
5. Something Like Olivia 3:01
6. Born and Raised 4:49
7. If I Ever Get Around To Living 5:21
8. Love Is aVerb 2:28
9. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967 5:10
10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey 4:39
11. A Face To Call Home 4:46
12. Born and Raised (Reprise) 2:00

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