Back in 2011, John Mayer settled in Montana after having the first of a couple surgeries that would leave him unable to speak or sing for many months. Lying on a 15-acre parcel of land looking over the Yellowstone river, there is a residence and an approximate 1800 square foot barn. John’s engineer and close friend, Chad Franscoviak, hired Kaufman & Associates to improve the isolation and acoustically treat the existing barn as well as make it a comfortable environment to write and record.