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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

Drew Peterson at the Barn Jam!

Awendaw Green, 4853 N Hwy 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

Drew is so excited to be traveling to The Carolinas for a few shows! First stop, Awendaw Green!

Barn Jam Aug 15 6:00pm Singer in the Round Drew Peterson http://drewpetersonmusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNiAK3DgYIQ Michael Coast https://www.michaelcoast.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=F8uvCFlK8vY Steve Minotti http://www.steveminotti.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR5Oer0ut5U Joey English http://joeyenglish.net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b4hHUcOIAc Mitchel Evan http://www.mitchelevanmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLXhjPmtQ0 8:20pm EL LAGO https://www.ellagoband.com https://youtu.be/lNTuqB7cElY 9:10pm Lisa De Novo https://www.lisadenovo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Jp5mv5JRw $5 donation at door, BYOB [Great beer at Outpost], pets on a leash, all ages, Wood Fired pizza, The Roost Bar 'N Grille. Come early and play disc golf at Sewee Outpost

Dead Pigeons play Brewgrass Fridays!

The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703

The Dead Pigeons join us for the Brewgrass Fridays series on The Grand Plaza in partnership with Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall! Natives of the West Bank of Minneapolis, The Dead Pigeons are known for their vibrant foot stomping sound and truly infectious presence. As they have toured the nation for the last six years, The Dead Pigeons have entertained all crowds and at a variety of venues.

Enjoy Madison’s best views, a DCB brew, and a good old-fashioned Wisconsin fish fry while listening to some of the nation’s best Bluegrass bands. Fish Fry available in The Icehouse at 5 PM, live music starts at 6 PM.

All shows (and sunsets) are free and open to the public! Hourly, covered parking is available on property. #BrewgrassFridays

The Dead Pigeons in Sister Bay!

Sister Bay Concerts in the Park, Sister Bay Waterfront Park 648 N Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234

The Pavilion at Waterfront Park is the home of Door County’s best outdoor music experience. Sister Bay’s annual Summer Concert Series returns on Wednesday, June 20th and runs every Wednesday through September 2. Bring along your favorite lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great music, amazing sunsets and summer memories that will last a lifetime.

June 27, 2018 6pm-9pm The Dead Pigeons Roots Based Americana

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!

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!