How I Got The Gig: David Ryan Harris On John Mayer is a 2017 episode in the Jammcard original series of interviews moderated by musician Elmo Lovano, who founded the Jammcard networking app and community in 2013. Since one of the app's benefits is helping musicians find work, the hope is that David Ryan Harris' experience getting the gig with John Mayer will encourage artists to be creative about their own professional opportunities. "I got the gig with John based on stuff I do as an artist," said Harris, a singer/songwriter who has also worked with Dave Matthews Band, India.Arie, Christina Perri, Santana, and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Harris' self-titled 1997 album only sold about 10,000 copies, and one of them was purchased by John Mayer. Back in the day before his record deal, Mayer looked Harris up in Atlanta and they played out some together. Later, running into each other in L.A., Mayer said Harris always was welcome to a "bunk on the bus," Harris jumped into Mayer's band and was on tour. "Wow, it's the most organic thing ever," said Lovano.