It’s no secret that Andy Cohen and musician John Mayer are longtime friends.
One thing the pair bond over is their shared love of the Grateful Dead; Cohen is a self-professed Deadhead, while Mayer, prior to the pandemic, was touring with Dead & Company, taking over for the late Jerry Garcia alongside original Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart.
On Wednesday, Cohen posted a photo on Instagram featuring Mayer playing guitar, while Cohen’s 22-month-old son Benjamin looks on enraptured.
In the caption, Cohen identifies the song that Mayer is playing, referencing the band’s classic “Bertha”.
“John Mayer and I have what some would consider an unlikely friendship,” Cohen explained in a 2015 article he wrote for Entertainment Weekly. “He’s one of our greatest living guitarists, and I’m regarded as the dude that stirs the s**t on late-night TV.”
When the surviving members of the Dead reunited for their Fare Thee Well tour in 2015 (Mayer had yet to join; guitar duties then were handled by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio), the two Deadheads hit the road to follow the band on tour.
“We do have one thing that bonds us: our love of the Grateful Dead,” he added. “So when the band did five shows this summer — their last ever — we used their Santa Clara, California, gigs as an excuse to take a road trip and bro it up.”