John Mayer sits in at Cowboy Bar

By Jim Stanford on April 5, 2012

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While everyone was at Teton Village on Saturday, grooving to the hip-hop of G. Love, blues guitarist John Mayer apparently made a guest appearance at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

According to bar staff, Mayer joined Nathan Dean and The Damn Band and traded a few licks. “It was incredible, and John was one of the nicest people we have met at the Cowboy Bar,” the bar posted on its Facebook page.

What Mayer was doing in Jackson Hole is unclear. He recently canceled his spring tour, including a gig at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, because of a recurring throat ailment. He does not sing in the clip above.

Mayer apparently has been out West, filming a video for the song “Shadow Days” from his forthcoming album Born and Raised, due out May 22. He posted a photo on his tumblr blog Monday from Monument Valley, Utah.

It’s not uncommon for famous musicians to play the Cowboy. In 2010, Justin Timberlake made a cameo during a JH Snowboarder magazine party.

Update: Bartender Dusty Stolp confirms the pop star’s visit. Mayer filmed some shots in front of the Cowboy and then dined at the steakhouse. The band invited him up on stage, and he played the whole last set on lead guitar, Stolp said.

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  1. Danielle April 5, 2012 3:19 pm
  2. js April 5, 2012 8:41 pm

    Bruce Hornsby is another prominent musician to play the Cowboy in recent years. He performed at a private party for a group of dotcommers or investment wankers who had rented out the place. Of course, Waylon and Willie played the Cowboy back in the day.

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