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Drew Peterson's new album, St. Jude, a duck, and the crooked line available for sale and download now!

Drew Peterson is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has captivated fans across the Midwest for over 15 years. 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. 

Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers (unless you count Grandpa Pops, the town drunk,who played the harmonica and the concertina for booze/track/1056833/lenore).Peterson was not born with an amazing musical talent. Mom bought him a guitar at a church rummage sale for five dollars and it was then he decided he wanted to become a musician. Growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota, he tackled this endeavor the way he had been taught - hard work and lots of practice. And practice is what he’s been doing for 20 years. His passion has always been crafting lyrics and songwriting. 

Peterson has built a unique brand that transcends the genre. 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 works to connect with the audience through storytelling. 

Previous events

CANCELLED-Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett at Bonifas!

Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave S, Escanaba, MI 49829

Enjoy a special Sunday afternoon show with Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett at The Bonifas Arts Center. This is a rare chance to catch the duo in an intimate, listening room space. They will be sure to entertain you with new songs, old favorites, and lots of stories. This is a FREE show (donations accepted)!!

CANCELLED-Drew Peterson album release with Mandy Fassett!

The Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy St , Hancock, Michigan

Celebrate the release of Drew Peterson's long awaited solo album, "St. Jude, a duck, and the crooked line," at The Orpheum Theater! Drew will be joined by the amazing Mandy Fassett (of The Dead Pigeons), who will blow you away with her fiddle, mandolin, and cello skills.

*Don't forget to say "Happy Birthday" to the one and only John Ollila! We will be celebrating him as well!

CANCELLED-Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett

Duluth Cider, 2307 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806

This is your chance to catch Drew Peterson, accompanied by the amazing Mandy Fassett, in Duluth! Lots of old favorites along with the new. Be sure to pick up Drew's new album, "St. Jude, a duck, and the crooked line."

CANCELLED-Drew Peterson at Full Mile

Full Mile Beer Company and Kitchen, 132 Market St #100, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

"Welcome Drew Peterson to the FMBC&K stage! Drew is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has captivated fans across the Midwest for over 15 years. With clever, dry humor and thought- provoking lyrics, Drew’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."

CANCELLED-Smoke Signals 2020

Insight Brewing Company, 2821 East Hennepin Avenue , Minneapolis, MN 55413

Winter is over! Join us on April 4th as we celebrate spring with our annual Smoke Signals party. Beer, BBQ, and bands. Here’s what’s on tap:

BBQ Three BBQ greats. Two new challengers. One trophy. We’re no mathematicians, but that sounds like it equals some good grub. - Clarin Family BBQ (returning champion) - Hoodlum BBQ (challenger) - Walt'z Wings and BBQ

BEER We always make beer for you. But we made these beers just for you at Smoke Signals:

Phantom Taxi (DIPA) Terror Bear (American IPA) MegaDankbot (DIPA) Claw King (Hazy IPA) Wild Hunt (Rauch Bier)

BANDS The Roe Family Singers Dead Pigeons Wailing Loons Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band Pleezer

UP COFFEE ROASTERS Naturally, our partners at UP Coffee Roasters will be serving up java all day. So you can get your buzz on in multiple ways.

GLAM DOLL DONUTS Our friends at Glam Doll Donuts will be here slinging delicious donuts. Goes well with coffee or beer. We'd suggest trying both.

ADMISSION/ENTRANCE The best things in life are free. Except for this party, which will cost $2 to get a 21+ wristband.

Kids enter free. But we still might ask them for I.D. just to see the look on their faces.

Please note, we will not be able to honor promos, samples or serve flights at the event.