by John Mayer
Released: Aug 2013
Though Paradise Valley is significantly more upbeat than 2012's Born and Raised, like its predecessor it finds John Mayer creating singer-songwriter fare marinated in earthy, classic rock flavor. Not surprisingly, the most obvious example is the decidedly faithful cover of the J.J. Cale classic "Call Me the Breeze." But there's lazy folk-rocker "Waitin' On A Day," whose closing guitar solo recalls Eat aPeach-era Allman Brothers Band, and "You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down," which features a playful pedal steel that would sound right at home on an old Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album.