John Mayer returned to Livingston, MT’s Pine Creek Lodge on Sunday evening for his third and final Rise for the River benefit show. While the first two installments of the series touted high-profile guests like Bob Weir and Dave Chappelle, the final show was billed as a solo performance by Mayer. Last week, he announced that it would take the shape of the first-ever complete recreation of his acclaimed 2012 LP, Born and Raised.

The trio of concerts aimed to aid the victims of the historic June 13th flooding of Montana’s Yellowstone River, which damaged many homes and closed down parts of Yellowstone National Park. As John Mayer, a longtime Montana resident, said in a press release when the events were initially announced, “I want to help give love and strength to a community that has always given me the same.”

Born and Raised marked a shift in Mayer’s sound toward folk and Americana that was influenced by listening to Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, making it a perfect record to receive a solo acoustic interpretation. Billboard referred to the album as Mayer’s “most consistently satisfying release yet” after its release in 2012. The 2012 record, along with 2013’s Paradise Valley, have been credited as crucial first steps toward his eventual journey down the Golden Road with Dead & Company.

When Mayer took the stage on Sunday, he admitted that he had changed course slightly and invited frequent collaborator Aaron Sterling along to play drums for the evening. After taking a few moments to tweak the sound and offering up some banter about the technical difficulties—”Hey, nugs[.net], hey nugs, hey nugs? When you throw this back up, uh, start it right here”—the duo dove into “Queen of California”, Mayer handling vocals, guitar, and some impressive harmonica work alongside Sterling’s tasteful percussion.

John Mayer – “Queen of California” [Pro-Shot] – 8/21/22

John Mayer and Aaron Sterling were far from finished even after completing the tracklist to Born and Raised. The performance continued with renditions of fan-favorite tunes from throughout his repertoire including “Fool to Love You”, “Who Says”, “Waitin’ on the Day”, “Roll it on Home”, Bob Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain”, and “Dear Marie”. He also tipped his hat to the Grateful Dead songbook with a resonant rendition of “Friend of the Devil”, a perfect choice to check the Dead box and match the evening’s Americana aesthetic and “current mood” of “gratitude” in one fell swoop.

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Mayer finally rounded out the show and the Rise for the River series as a whole with an encore performance of The Search for Everything‘s inquisitive “In The Blood” during which he briefly paused the show to check on a distressed fan in the audience.

Check out a gallery of photos from the show below via Matthew Rea.

Setlist: John Mayer | Pine Creek Lodge | Livingston, MT | 8/21/22

Set: Queen of California, The Age of Worry, Shadow Days, Speak for Me, Something Like Olivia, Born and Raised, If I Ever Get Around to Living, Love is a Verb, Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967, Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey, A Face to Call Home, Born and Raised (Reprise), Fool to Love You, Who Says, Waitin’ on the Day, Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead), Roll it on Home, Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan), Dear Marie

Encore: In The Blood

Notes: The beginning of the show, from “Queen of California” through “Born and Raised (Reprise)” marked Mayer’s first-ever complete performance of Born and Raised (2012). The entire performance featured Aaron Sterling on drums.