Join our mailing list for the latest news

Please prove that you are not a robot

Drew Peterson is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has captivated fans across the Midwest for over 15 years. Involved in projects with dynamic musicians and as a solo musician, Peterson has built a unique brand that transcends the genre. 

Since fronting the Minnesota-based group Forty Watt Bulb, Peterson has spawned two other successful Roots projects; the twangy, upbeat Dead Pigeons and bluegrass-influenced Boxstore Bird, paired with the incredibly talented multi-instrumental Mandy Fassett. 

With clever, dry humor and thought-provoking lyrics, Peterson’s music is like oil over gravel. Drawing on influences from John Prine, Tom Waits, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, among others, Peterson offers the world upbeat tunes with a soft-spoken gravitas that belies his years. 

With a performance style that can transform from intimate listening room to rowdy festivals and bars, Peterson always gives his heart and soul to the stage. And with each new performance, he asks of the world to remember what music is all about; connecting through storytelling.




Boxstore Bird at Forager!

Forager Brewery, 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55903

Drew and Mandy (of The Dead Pigeons) are excited to be returning to Forager with their new project, Boxstore Bird. Delicious food and amazing beer, paired with free tunes!

Born out of the desire to create a deeper musical connection between audience and artist, song and story, Boxstore Bird is singer/songwriter Drew Peterson's most creative project yet. Boxstore Bird offers a blend of Americana and bluegrass rooted in storytelling and influenced by Townes Van Zandt, John Prine and Cat Stevens.

Peterson’s strength is lyrical wordplay backed by upbeat tunes. Also a solo performer, Peterson has, over time, shown his songwriting depth as the leader of two other successful Minnesota-based Americana groups, Forty Watt Bulb and The Dead Pigeons. Most often accompanied by the amazing multi-instrumentalist Mandy Fassett, the duo performs as Boxstore Bird throughout the Midwest to crowds big and small.