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Mr. A-Z Jason Mraz remains head of the sensitive class

Jason Mraz plays Bluestem Amphitheater on Aug. 29. Photo courtesy of Jen Rosenstein / Special to The Forum1 / 5
John Mayer performing at the Fargodome. Forum file photo2 / 5
James Blunt. Special to The Forum3 / 5
Daniel Powter of the hit single, "Bad Day." Special to The Forum4 / 5
Gavin DeGraw. Special to The Forum5 / 5

MOORHEAD — When Jason Mraz brings his Good Vibes Tour to Bluestem Amphitheater on Wednesday night, Aug. 29, he'll be promoting his brand-new album, "Know," released earlier this month.

He'll also be celebrating 15 years of touring behind "Waiting for My Rocket to Come."

His debut disc introduced the then-San Diego-based coffee shop singer to worldwide audiences with tunes like "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," "You and I Both" and "Curbside Prophet".

His success prompted Entertainment Weekly to name him "the winner of 2003's sensitive singer-songwriter sweepstakes."

The singer-guitarist would keep the success rolling with monster hits like "I'm Yours," "Lucky" and "I Won't Give Up."

How have the rest of the "sensitive singer-songwriters" of the early 2000s fared?

John Mayer

If Mraz won the sweepstakes in 2003, Mayer earned it in 2002 with "Your Body Is a Wonderland." As much a fixture in the tabloids for his romantic entanglements as he was on the radio with smooth hits like "Daughter," "Say," "Heartbreak Warfare" and more, Mayer remains a vibrant artist and collaborator, most recently touring with surviving members of The Grateful Dead.

James Blunt

While the British star remains active on the European charts, his biggest hit by far in the United States was 2004 chart-topper "You're Beautiful." The song was so big, "Weird" Al Yankovic took a swipe at it with his parody, "You're Pitiful."

Gavin DeGraw

After breaking out big with 2004's "I Don't Wanna Be," DeGraw followed up with "Chariot" and "Follow Through." Despite regular releases, things remained relatively quiet until 2011's "Not Over You" became his biggest song.

Daniel Powter

His hit "Bad Day" seemed to be everywhere in 2005, but the following years haven't been too good as he's failed to reach the charts.

If you go

What: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen

When: Music starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29

Where: Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead

Info: Tickets range from $36.50 for general admission lawn to $76.50 for reserved; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.

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