John Mayer and Clay Cook form LoFi Masters

John Mayer enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, at age nineteen.

After two semesters, he chose to cut his studies short, and at the urging of his college friend and Atlanta, Georgia native, Clay Cook, the two moved to Atlanta. Quickly making a name for their two-man band, LoFi Masters, they began their career in earnest there, frequenting the local coffee house and club circuit in venues like Eddie's Attic. Cook has said, however, that they began to experience musical differences due to Mayer’s desire to take the duo in more of a pop direction. The two parted ways, and Mayer embarked on a solo career.