Watch John Mayer treat JP Saxe's Here's Hopin' to a sublime, gorgeously smooth guitar solo

John Mayer and JP Saxe
(Image credit: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube)

When John Mayer announced that his upcoming album Sob Rock was set to be released this year, we knew that the back-end of 2021 was going to be a stellar one for elite electric guitar exhibitions.

Aside from dropping his ‘80s-infused throwback bop Last Train Home and debuting it on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mayer's jam-packed schedule has also seen him join forces with Maren Morris for a blistering performance of The Bones at the Grammy Awards.

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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.