Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer took the STAR Lounge stage at Snoqualmie Casino on Sunday for a special performance for STAR listeners. He played an acoustic set on the guitar and piano, including his hit single “Keep Your Head Up.”
The busker turned radio star said he takes his musical influences from a variety of genres and artists including John Mayer, John Legend and One Republic.
“What I hope to accomplish when I do my style is guitar, piano and hip hop,” Grammer said. “So, I have really important musical influences from all those different spots."
STAR listeners also had a chance between each song to ask Grammer questions, of which included insights on his life. He said actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer is his dad’s second cousin, which makes him somewhat related. He also joked about his celebrity status.
“I don’t know if I’m famous yet,” he said. “My song is kind of famous at this point. Usually I’ll play a show and everyone will be like ‘Oh, this is good,’ and then my single will come on and they’ll be like ‘Oh, you’re that guy!’ So, I don’t know what level famous that is... I’d say about level 2 out of 50.”
STAR fans received an autographed poster of Grammer’s album cover, photo with the singer and were treated to a Sunday brunch at Snoqualmie Casino.
Three lucky audience members also received tickets to Grammer’s show with Natasha Bedingfield and Kate Voegele at the Showbox at the Market later that night. Grammer's self-titled debut album was officially released June 14.