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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.

 

 


 

Previous events

The Dead Pigeons return to Strawbale!

Strawbale Winery, 47215 257th St, Renner, South Dakota

We are really looking forward to returning to share some music at this beautiful spot!

"The winery, made of straw bales, is nestled between a hundred year old barn and old shelterbelt in a beautiful country setting. Enjoy fruit, honey, and grape wines from South Dakota. Relax and enjoy the pleasant aroma and palate pleasing wines."

Drew Peterson at Island City Brewing

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Island City Brewing, 65 E Front St, Winona, MN 55987

Join Drew and Mandy as they make their Island City debut! Brews and tunes from 6-8!

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.

Boxstore Bird at Excelsior Brewing

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Excelsior Brewing, 421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331

“Front man Drew Peterson is a top-flight lyricist, a sardonic, scatological songwriter who tempers his mournful insights with gallows humor...to create a ragged, homemade sound that’s never forced or feigned. The aesthetic is as much DIY punk as it is folk, and it’s a perfect complement to Peterson’s acerbic worldview. ” — -Ira Brooker, Art Hounds, MPR

Join Drew and Mandy (fiddle, cello, and mandolin) for a night of music and brews!

Drew Peterson at 318 Cafe

318 Cafe, 318 Water Street, Excelsior, MN

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.

Drew will be accompanied by the amazing Mandy Fassett on cello, fiddle, and mandolin.

Reservations work like tickets, and sellouts are common, so it's a good idea to reserve a spot for shows you want to see. $5 cover, added to your tab when you arrive. Food and drink menu available throughout.

www.three-eighteen.com/reservations/ 952.401.7902

Wedding

Boxstore Bird with Sonofmel

Driftless Books and Music, 518 Walnut St., Viroqua, WI 54665

Wisconsin Roots Music Cooperative Presents: Boxstore Bird is heritage americana, a delightful mix of americana, bluegrass, and storytelling that will hook you with a rare kind of songwriting.

AND>>> http://www.sonofmel.com MORE INFO

About Sometimes it takes traveling far from home to find out where one comes from... Sonofmel weds working man sensibilities to writing, song, and spoken word...

Drew Peterson and Boxstore Bird!

Copper Trail Brewing, 410 30th Ave E #103, Alexandria, MN 56308

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. Accompanied by the incredible Mandy Fassett on fiddle, mandolin, and cello!