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John Mayer, Keith Urban to co-headline the Gorge

Pop star and recently infamous n-bomb dropper John Mayer will team up with country superstar Keith Urban for a special “CMT Crossroads” show at the Gorge in Grant County on Aug. 28, organizers announced this week. The Avett Brothers will open the show, wh.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on May 8th. Find pre-sale info here.

Before the concert, fans will be able to catch the duo on “CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban,” which was taped before an invitation-only audience earlier this year.

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Michael Franti reflects on his career, conflict in the Middle East (interview audio)

You’ve already heard what he had to say about tour mate John Mayer’s racially inflammatory comments in Playboy. And now I’ve finally had a chance to edit some more Michael Franti interview clips, this time with the hip-hop/soul veteran reflecting on his expanding fan base, his musical growth and traveling to the Middle East.

He’ll be at KeyArena with John Mayer Wednesday. Meanwhile, click the links to hear him talk about …

… finally having a big hit, the secrets of his success.

… how his musical focus has shifted

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Michael Franti on John Mayer controversy (interview audio)

I had a million things to ask Spearhead leader, Michael Franti, a musician I’ve admired for years.

How did it feel to have a smash hit with “Say Hey (I Love You)” after more than two decades in the biz? What inspired him to head to Iraq and the Gaza Strip to film his moving anti-war doc “I Know I’m Not Alone?” And what’s up with him never wearing shoes? (He hasn’t, for the most part, for more than a decade.)

But then bonehead John Mayer started dropping n-bombs, and everyone was talking about his

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Michael Franti addresses John Mayer’s racially inflammatory remarks from Playboy

I’d scheduled an interview with musician and activist Michael Franti well before I’d read about tour mate John Mayer’s racially inflammatory remarks in Playboy and subsequent apologies. Click here for video of Mayer apologizing on stage in Nashville.

The Ustream clip above is from a recent stop in Nashville.

Franti will open for Mayer at KeyArena on March 31, and for those who missed it, here are a couple of excerpts from the Playboy piece (slightly sanitized, since the Trib isn’t Playboy):

Mayer on being popular among blacks:

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