Most mud-slingers pin Connecticut-born John Mayer as a sappy musician who leads on female fans with songs about falling in and out of love. Even if Mayer does overindulge himself with romantic lyrics, it doesn’t hide the fact that he is one of the more accomplished guitar players of his generation. During his formative years the musician attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music before striking out on a pop-centric solo career in Atlanta, Georgia. Mayer was noticed at the South By Southwest music festival in 2000 and later achieved mainstream commercial recognition in 2001 with his major label debut, Room for Squares. Though essentially an adult alternative singer/songwriter, Mayer also incorporates often complicated elements of blues and jazz into his music, lending him more respect amongst musicians.