Mayer ‘connects’ with his adopted home

By CODIE WYERS/Montana State news

Well-known musician and Paradise Valley resident John Mayer, says he has made a “true connection” with Montana after singing for the first times in two years since throat surgery.

Nationally renowned singer guitarist John Mayer performs earlier this month in a benefit for those who battled the Pine Creek Fire last summer.
Nationally renowned singer-guitarist John Mayer performs earlier this month in a benefit for those who battled the Pine Creek Fire last summer.

In a Vootie Productions release Mayer stated “without the tireless effort and dedication of the firefighters of the Pine Creek fire, many more homes and memories would have been destroyed, mine among them.”

Mayer  performed a benefit concert Friday night to raise money for firefighters who fought the Pine Creek fire in Paradise Valley last summer.

Smoke billowed just south of Livingston on Aug. 29as the Pine Creek fire began to rage, swallowing 8,572 acres, according to the Incident Information Center. Five homes and several outbuildings were consumed in the first day, but with the assistance of over 180 individuals “firefighters were able to stop any movement on that [south] flank of the fire by the first of September,”  according to  the Incident Information Center.

Mayer performed at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture’s Crawford Theater, with proceeds benefiting the Park County Community Foundation.

Performing along with Mayer  was David Ryan Harris as well as Zac Brown and Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band. Also invited were Little Jane and the Pistol Whips, a local Livingston band.

Tickets-for-Charity sold front-row packages for $1,000, which included an autographed poster and a meet and greet with Mayer and Brown. Regular tickets were sold via ticketriver.com starting Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. ranging in price from $100 to $250.

Mayer and Brown also raffled an autographed HD28 Sunburst model Martin guitar featured at Music Villa. Proceeds will go to the Park County Community Foundation, supporting wildfire relief through the Pine Creek Fire Relief Fund.

Mayer said he believes the concert will give back what the community has lost. The concert raised more than $100,000 for the foundation.  “Putting on a concert to raise some money for the departments is the least I can do for a town and a community that has welcomed me with open arms,” Mayer said.

— Edited by Alyssa Burzynski 

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