When it comes to Mayer Hawthorne, there’s really only one thing that you need to know about him. That one thing? That he’s a great artist who can do just about anything in the studio. From singing and rapping to producing and engineering, the 34-year-old Michigan native is a jack of all trades. He’s proven it over and over and over again on projects like 2011’s How Do You Do and his latest album, Where Does This Door Go, which features the lead single, “Her Favorite Song.”
But there’s also so much more to know about Mayer Hawthorne than just that. For instance, did you know that his stage name is actually a combination of his middle name and the name of the road that he grew up on? Probably not. So to let you know a little bit more about Mayer Hawthorne–who is currently out on tour—we put together a list of 10 things you don’t know about him. What an interesting guy.