I have lost count of how many times I have seen Mayer Hawthorne, but I know for sure his recent stop at the Ogden Theatre was my second time photographing him.
Every time, I come away thinking what a cool dude he seems to be, and more importantly – what a great singer he is. This show started out with Mayer stopping by a bar on stage to pour himself a drink while the band got the crowd going. Straight out of the rat pack, I’m telling you. Then the man sang his face off for a completely pumped crowd.
When the crowd got a little TOO pumped, as in a fight broke out… (I know, whaaa?) Mayer stopped the music immediately and had the offenders kicked right out. “You’re fighting at a MAYER HAWTHORNE show? I don’t think so.”
Which basically implies what his concerts are like. Good fun, good music, and good booze (I am assuming; he didn’t share). Looking forward to the next time Mayer Hawthorne swaggers back to Denver.
Mayer’s new album is Man About Town and he is continuing his tour through the US this summer, and into Europe this fall.