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Andry Grammer performs in Fort Wayne

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Written by: Communicator StaffJune 17, 2014

“I hope I’m able to give them a good time,” California native musician, Andy Grammer said, when I talked to him via phone Friday, the day before his performance at Jefferson Pointe Mall.

The crowd was ready to go when Grammer took the stage Saturday, June 7 and a good time is exactly what he gave to around 150 people.

“Mall shows are usually louder than most,” Grammer said. As I observed the crowd, I could tell exactly what he meant. Standing around the fans were loud and excited singing along to the lyrics of his songs.

Grammer’s music could be described as a mixture of pop, rock and soul.

His performance included songs from his past self-titled album along with new songs from his album which is set to be released later this summer.

According to Grammer, one of his favorite songs to perform is Back Home.

“It’s very relevant and everyone seems to be into it,” Grammer said.

When Grammer performed this song he got the crowd involved by having them help sing the hook.Grammer engaged his fans in other ways as well, by giving one woman in the crowd a kiss on the cheek and dedicating his song, Ladies, to her as well as his mother.

He also took time to tell how his music has touched the lives of others.

Those moments made it clear, that Grammer is a musician more than just for the fame, he really does care about his fans.

Despite the success it appears he has, Grammer has had humble and honest beginings as a musician. He began as a street performer in California.

He offered advice to other street performers, who are hoping to get their start in the same way.

“When someone walks by, you have to figure out what you have to offer them,” Grammer said.  “I did this for three years and tried to figure out, do my songs need to be better, does my voice need to better.”

According to Grammer, street performers have to find a way to make people want to come to see them perform, versus just coming for support.

Despite the 80-degree temperatures, sweat dripping down and the two hour wait for a front-row seat, Grammer’s concert was a performance that was worth the wait.

According to Grammer’s website, he has confirmed 26 tour dates, for his headline tour.  It will kick off June 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

Previously he has toured with musicians such as, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Train, the Plain White T’s, along with many others.

Story by: Alexis Hill