Niagara Gazette — Grammer uses social media to connect with his fans and has already built a loyal following, Through his website he offers fans to become part of his shows, by assisting with selling of merchandise or helping promote shows. The lucky fans chosen to be part of his “tour crew” get an opportunity to meet Grammer.
“I remember being young and being a fan of certain people that I wanted everyone to know. I liked being the guy that shred new music with my friends and helping the artist out, and I wanted to give my fans that opportunity.” Grammer said.
.Grammer will be performing new songs that are slated to appear on the follow up to his self-titled debut. Also on the bill is Parachute, a rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia that has two albums out, 2009’s “Losing Sleep” and 2011’s “The Way it Was.” They have appeared on numerous television shows, and their most notable performance was a guest spot on Daryl Hall’s “Live from Daryl’s House.”
Getting the night started will be Andrew Ripp who will be performing songs from his forthcoming album, “Won’t Let Go,” which is scheduled to be released on April 16. Ripp’s publicist sent me an advance copy and it’s fantastic. The album features the single “Cool Ya( Nobody Loves You Like I Do)” which is incredibly catchy. There is also a song that features Vince Gill. Ripp’s live appearances have been getting universally good reviews, so you will not want to show up late and miss your chance to catch his opening set.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Andy Grammer • WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday • WHERE: Niagara University's Gallagher Center • TICKETS: $15 at TIcketmaster Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night & Day.