Singing in public for the first time in nearly two years,
Prior to Wednesday's show, Mayer hadn't sung onstage since April 2011. That year he underwent surgery to remove a growth, known as a granuloma, on his vocal cords, then canceled a 2012 tour in support of his album "Born and Raised" after the granuloma returned. (Mayer didn't keep offstage entirely: In September he played guitar with Frank Ocean on
"My voice sounded like my body was a radio dial and someone had knocked it, and it was, like, half off the station," Mayer said in a video clip from Wednesday's show posted on
In an interview with the Bozeman newspaper Mayer said his throat injuries had healed completely but that he was still recovering from
According to a post on his website, Mayer's set included three cuts from "Born and Raised" -- including "Speak for Me," "Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey" and "If I Ever Get Around to Living" -- as well as "Who Says," from 2009's "Battle Studies." He also played his song "Queen of California" as a duet with Brown.
Mayer fans who missed out on Wednesday's show won't have to wait another two years to see him perform again: As Pop & Hiss reported this week, the singer is scheduled to headline the first night of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26.