Mayer is a great artist, but it's kinda hard for me to accept the fact that he is inducting Albert King when he is only a blues artist half of the time.
Being a blues artist half of the time isn't the problem; personally, I think that's a good thing. It shows that blues has progressed beyond its roots and diversified into other genres.
(His album Heavier Things
was a fascinating study of how blues can meld with mainstream pop/rock.)
The problem is that there are many more capable musicians than JM who are legends in their own right. He's not quite there, but whatever. I'm sure I'll enjoy the performance.