Musician to play at Kegs in Havelock on Saturday night

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

He went to Nashville over the summer and with the help of Stokes Nielson of The Lost Trailers produced a video for the song “Leaving Town” that was released last month.

“It’s on YouTube and the hope is that it will get some airplay on CMT and GAC,” he said.

Mayer said the music business can be difficult.

“Unfortunately, I’ve realized it’s not always about talent,” he said. “I’ve seen karaoke singers in little dive bars who are teachers, construction workers and blue collar workers who have incredible voices. It’s about politics and it’s about people spreading the word about you.

“It’s the toughest business in the world. You can’t go get a degree and become a signed national artist. There’s no formula for you. You can go to law school and become a lawyer. There’s no rock and roll school that will give you the answers.”

 Mayer believes the answers lie in continuing to write and play songs that people enjoy.

“To me, as long as I write good music that people love, that’s my goal,” he said. “If along the way it gains some national or worldwide attention through the Internet or through a record label, then that’s great. But, my goal is to deliver good music to my fans who appreciate the music that I write.

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