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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

Drew Peterson at Forager

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

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). 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.

Catch Drew at Forager Brewing on May 10.

Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett with Lee Henke!

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

This is going to be a very special night of music with Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett, along with Lee Henke of The Last Revel.

Songs and stories in an amazing setting. Driftless Books and Music is a magical place to get together!

More about Lee: "In a small cabin in the northwoods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity. With a demand for constant progress, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country playing music and sharing stories from the road. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015. He is currently working on his first full-length record in Nashville, TN."

https://www.leehenke.com

Drew Peterson & Mandy Fassett with Lee Henke

223 Barrel House, 223 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066

Come out for an amazing night of music with Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett, along with Lee Henke of The Last Revel. Songs and stories in an amazing setting!

More about Lee: "In a small cabin in the northwoods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity. With a demand for constant progress, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country playing music and sharing stories from the road. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015. He is currently working on his first full-length record in Nashville, TN."

https://www.leehenke.com

Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett return to The Orpheum!

The Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy St, Hancock, MI 49930

Join Drew and Mandy for a special night of music at The Orpheum! The amazing Drew Peterson is well know for his song crafting and Mandy Fassett will blow you away with her incredible fiddle and mandolin skills!

House show Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett

Escanaba, MI

This is a great opportunity to appreciate Drew's music in an intimate setting. Time for songs, stories, and great conversation. Drew will be joined by the amazing Mandy Fassett on fiddle and mandolin.

For more information about this private event, contact Wendy Pepin at wendypepin@gmail.com

Smoke Signals 2019!

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

Drew Peterson, Mandy Fassett, and Daryn Christenson are pumped to be returning to Insight Brewing for Smoke Signals 2019! This is an amazing event that you won't want to miss. More details from Insight here:

"Winter is almost over. Stop. Looking. Outside. Keep your eyes on this information, because on 3/23 we’re celebrating Spring with our annual Smoke Signals BBQ party. Beer, BBQ, bluegrass… spring starts when we say so. 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. - Minnesota BBQ Co. (returning champion) - Clarin Family BBQ (challenger) - Pig Approved BBQ (challenger)

BEER We always make beer for you. But we made these beers just for you.

1:00 Mango Dankbot 2:00 Triple Shot Banshee Cutter 3:00 Dandelion & Elderflower Brut IPA 4:00 Strawberry Kiwi Lager 5:00 Smoked Chili Scotch Gravity Well

BLUEGRASS Grab your banjoes. Scrub your washboards. Practice your yodeling. And then stop and leave it to these professionals:

2:45 Roe Family Singers 4:15 Wailing Loons 5:45 Dead Pigeons (Drew, Mandy, and Daryn) 7:15 Parachute Pandas 8:45 The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins

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. If it makes you feel better, a portion of the proceeds is being dedicated to Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP).

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."

Drew Peterson returns to The Nordic with Mandy Fassett!

The Nordic Brewing Co, 530 Cedar St, Monticello, MN 55362

Join Drew for another fun night of music! He will be accompanied by Mandy Fassett, who will blow you away with her fiddle, mandolin, and cello skills. They will be sharing some new stuff, a few fun covers, and the old favorites!