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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.

 

 


 

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!

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 Sawmill

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Sawmill Brewing Co, 1110 E 10th St, Merrill, WI 54452

“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!