Ian Beert played an intimate concert for friends and first time listeners at the Glenn Miller Ballroom Saturday night.
Beert is a senior communication major at CU and his music is gaining popularity around Boulder.
Beert walked out on stage in jeans and a cotton tee bearing the word “Llama” and said, “Yo what’s up. This is going to be a good night.”
Many listeners agreed.
“His music is really cool. I love how he’s playing that guitar,” said Elly Collins, a freshman open option major.
Other first time listeners agreed.
“I heard from some friends that his concert was really good at The Fox earlier this year so I wanted to come and check him out. It’s hard to sit still listening to his music. I just want to dance,” said Jesse Prather, a freshman English and international affairs major.
Many listeners at the concert found it hard to sit still. One listener was tapping his foot and grooving at the side of the stage the entire concert.
“His music is groovy. It’s definitely something you can move to,” said Paco Rocknm, 20.
Beert talked to his audience while tuning his guitar throughout the concert. For some, that was their favorite part.
Britt Solis, a junior Spanish major and friend of Beert’s, said, “He’s a great performer and my favorite part is when he tunes his guitar he always tells stories. It’s just part of his thing.”
During one of Beert’s guitar tuning talks he praised his fans that were dancing to his music.
“I appreciate you who are grooving on the side. You guys should go on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,'” Beert said.
His lyrics are also popular among fans.
Beert closed his eyes, leaned into the guitar and sang, “It’s love that cures us tonight. It’s all right.”
“I love Ian’s lyrics. They are really heartfelt,” Solis said.
Beert’s next concert is Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Herman’s Hideaway in Denver.