John Mayer trades solos with H.E.R., covers Grateful Dead with his blues trio, and reunites with the Fender Monterey Stratocaster (again) during jam-packed Crossroads 2023 concert

John Mayer performing onstage at the 2023 Crossroads Guitar Festival
(Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Crossroads Guitar Festival)

Over the weekend, some of the finest electric guitar players on the planet converged in Los Angeles to take part in Eric Clapton’s 2023 Crossroads Festival, which hosted quite possibly the greatest lineup of guitar talent ever assembled.

Now, footage from the festival has emerged online, with multiple gig-goers capturing the six-string activities of John Mayer, who had an especially busy Crossroads itinerary as he juggled a headline spot with a smattering of guest star cameos.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.