Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer has updated his Instagram feed to show his respect and gratitude to his mentor and respected musician, Bob Weir.
Bob Weir is an American musician and songwriter best known as the founding member of the rock band Grateful Dead. Also, he mentored many musicians, including John Mayer. John Mayer and Bob Weir have a special friendship. The first one took place around 2011 when John Mayer happened to come across their 1980 classic ‘Althea.’ He was only vaguely familiar with their music, but something about it touched him deeply.
Mayer hopped to Instagram to celebrate the 73rd birthday of the iconic musician by sharing one of his photos and a beautiful letter. In his letter, the 43-year-old musician defined him as a cosmic mentor while mentioning his inspiration and musical vision for his career. He also defined him as ‘a birthday bud’ because they were born on the same day.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Happy Birthday to my friend, birthday bud and cosmic mentor @bobweir – playing music with him is on par with a great jazz bandleader. I’m deeply informed by his playing and his musical vision, and will forever be the better for it. (📷: meeee)”
An IG user named fanpeiyi commented and said:
“And happy birthday to you too John. You don’t give yourself enough credit.”
Another fan named jeffcrenshaw__ wrote:
“Happy birthday to you both.”
See the Instagram post below.