I used to belong to a subculture of mostly white, cis-het men who wanted to be John Mayer in high school. They started playing guitar around 2006—2013 and treated Mayer's WHERE THE LIGHT IS: LIVE IN LOS ANGELES as sacred text. It's likely if you're a millennial, you knew one of us. They styled their hair in that not-quite-right updo, wore v-neck tees, and played any talent show adjacent event and took it very seriously.
These days, John Mayer's legacy is doing pretty well with guys ... read more