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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.

 

 


 

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Boxstore Bird at Junkyard

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

JUNKYARD BREWING DEBUT!!

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 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.

Boxstore Bird with Phyl Wickham

Bill's Bar, Pine River, WI 54452

Warm up with some cocktails and a night of tunes by Boxstore Bird and Phyl Wickham! Guaranteed to be an entertaining night of stories and songs!

Ice Fishin' Bday Boogie!

Chico's North of the Border, 4185 W Branch Rd, Springstead, Wisconsin

Boxstore Bird plays this event along with Phyl and Friends, Joseph Huber, and Dig Deep!

"Join Phyl and Friends for yet another killer birthday fishing shindig at our favorite place in the nothwoods Chico's North of the Border in Springstead, WI! Bring your fishing gear and fish all day and boogie all night to live music provided by some of my best friends and favorite musicians!"

Boxstore Bird at LTD Brewing

LDT Brewing, 8 8th Ave N, Hopkins, MN 55343

Looking forward to our LDT Brewing debut! Love their story, check it out at http://ltdbrewing.com/about/

More about us: About Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has gained fans across the Midwest for over 15 years. Performing with several dynamic projects 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, and 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 large 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 Maple Lake Bowl

Maple Lake Bowl, 320 Maple Ave N, Maple Lake, MN 55358

Join us for a night of songs and stories at the amazing Maple Lake Bowl! They serve the best drinks in town, plus an amazing dinner menu.

Drew Peterson (Forty Watt Bulb, The Dead Pigeons) will be bringing his new project, Boxstore Bird, an Americana duo featuring the amazing Mandy Fassett on cello, mandolin, and fiddle. Expect some old favorites along with tons of fun, new material.