Happy Birthday Robby Krieger: Covering J.J. Cale With John Mayer


The Doors founding guitarist Robby Krieger celebrates his 71st birthday today. An accomplished musician and songwriter, Krieger was responsible for penning many of the influential 1960s psychedelic rock band’s songs, such as well-known favorites “Touch Me,” “Love Me Two Times” and the hit “Light My Fire.”

Krieger remains an active performer, sharing the stage last year with fellow surviving member of The Doors John Densmore for the first time in 15 years, among many other appearances. For Robby’s birthday today, here’s a look back a time he shared the stage with another talented guitarist on a night he joined John Mayer in 2013.

Mayer and his band brought the Born And Raised Tour to PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on August 21, 2013. For the encore that evening Mayer brought out Krieger to sit-in on a cover of J.J. Cale’s “Call Me The Breeze” which the current Dead & Company guitarist recorded on his LP Paradise Valley. Krieger showcased his slide work during the collaboration.

Footage of Krieger joining Mayer in Holmdel was captured by elysiumabovo, watch “Call Me The Breeze” below: