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The Goldfinch Room Songwriter Showcase with Drew Peterson

Ames, IA

The Goldfinch Room, located in Stephens Auditorium on the campus of Iowa State University, hosts a series of Iowa Songwriters Showcases throughout the year. This listening room provides great acoustics in an intimate setting for approximately 80 people.

“There is unique magic in hearing music performed by the person who wrote it,” said Stephens Auditorium’s Executive Director Tammy Koolbeck. “The audience will learn about the song as the artists share what they are feeling as they composed the score and the lyrics. It’s a fantastic evening as they share their passion for their music.”

Tickets are selling fast for this special listening room show. Come out for a night of stories and songs with Minnesota songwriter, Drew Peterson.

$10/ticket, $40/table

Turkey River Cabin Concerts presents a special night of music at Deb's Brewtopia! Join us for stories and songs by Drew Peterson and the lovely sounds of Kismet Rendezvous. Music starts at 5!

More info: Kismet Rendezvous is the recent coming together of Lonesome Dan Kase and Dawn Tanner. Bringing a rich and deep background steeped in country blues, folk, ragtime and Americana, their music and original songs reflect those many influences, while carving out their own unique path. With many years of professional performance between them in a variety of venues including festivals, cafes, breweries and house concerts, their live show is polished as well as fun and spontaneous. Telling a story and/or giving a background on the songs before performing them engages the audience and lets them feel very much a part of the show and deepens the experience. Featuring several different instrument combinations including guitar, banjo, ukulele, resonator guitar and harmony vocals, their sound pallate is broad. Dawn has released 3 CDs since 2016 with a variety of excellent side musicians. Lonesome Dan has released 5 solo CDs and 3 CDs with two different bands he has led or co-led. 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.

Catch Drew Peterson's last listening room show of the year at Kings 46 Wine Bar in Maple Lake. This special private afternoon event will be set up for you to hear and enjoy the songs and stories. The talented Joel Erickson (Forty Watt Bulb) will be joining Drew and bringing back some old favorites. This event has very limited tickets, so get them early! $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Drew Peterson with Kelley Smith at Slowpoke

Slowpoke Lounge and Cabaret, Spring Green, WI

Drew Peterson is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has captivated fans across the Midwest for over 20 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. 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. Peterson always gives his heart and soul to the stage. And with each new performance, he works to connect with the audience through storytelling. Opening our evening will be special guest, Kelley Smith Minnesota Folk musician Kelley Smith is a guitar picker with an old-timey voice. Her first record, Moon Child, comes across as a mid-life coming-of-age story. As an insomniac, Smith wrote this first batch of songs by moonlight. They evoke a sense of belonging, juxtaposed with escapism, as she croons about long-term love, grief, and her draw to the night sky. Adventures in Americana says, ”Her authentic, rootsy sound, falling somewhere between country, folk, bluegrass and old-time music, is a pitch-perfect vehicle for the themes she explores in this five-song EP.” $15 in advance, $20 at the door

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Drew Peterson with Kelley Smith

Turkey River Cabin Concerts, Littleport, IA

Wood cuttin' & front porch sittin' before show Potluck at 2pm Music starts around 3:00/3:30 $15-$20 suggested Space is limited in the cabin (please contact Gary or me to rsvp) Drew Peterson is an independent Americana singer-songwriter who has captivated fans across the Midwest for over 20 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. 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. Peterson always gives his heart and soul to the stage. And with each new performance, he works to connect with the audience through storytelling. Minnesota Folk musician Kelley Smith is a guitar picker with an old-timey voice. Her first record, Moon Child, comes across as a mid-life coming-of-age story. As an insomniac, Smith wrote this first batch of songs by moonlight. They evoke a sense of belonging, juxtaposed with escapism, as she croons about long-term love, grief, and her draw to the night sky. Adventures in Americana says, ”Her authentic, rootsy sound, falling somewhere between country, folk, bluegrass and old-time music, is a pitch-perfect vehicle for the themes she explores in this five-song EP.”

Drew Peterson at Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock Brewing Company, Decorah, IA 52101

Join Drew Peterson for a special night of lyric heavy Americana at Pulpit Rock Brewing! Music starts at 7. About Drew: Coming from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers and born without natural talent, Drew Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural MN - hard work and a lot of practice. With over 20 years under his belt, Peterson incorporates clever, dry humor and thought-provoking lyrics into heartfelt and unforgettable performances.

Get your tickets fast for this amazing night of Minnesota Americana favorites - Drew Peterson, Erik Koskinen, and DellWood Band! This show will be set up listening room style, with seating close to the stage for a one of kind intimate experience with the artists. You will be entertained by stories and songs and a few special surprise guests. The Happy Trucker will even be there to emcee the event! Loads of fun new merch will be available for the first time - don't miss this one!

$18 in advance, $20 at the door

Drew Peterson with Lundi Knight Trio

Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302

This is going to be a very special night of music at the one and only Gold Hill Inn. Americana singer-songwriter Drew Peterson kicks off the show followed by Folk/Americana group Lundi Knight Trio. Stick around for the last set when the two acts will join forces for a few magical songs! $10 cover.

About Drew: Coming from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers and born without natural talent, Drew Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural MN - hard work and a lot of practice. With over 20 years under his belt, Peterson incorporates clever, dry humor and thought-provoking lyrics into heartfelt and unforgettable performances.

About Lundi Knight Trio: Hailing from the hills of North Texas, Lundi Knight has songwriting in his blood. Well traveled and currently based in Colorado, Lundi’s music is poetic, creative and rooted firmly in American songwriting tradition. Conner Hollingsworth and JP Clark join Lundi on stage to bring the songs to life.

Drew Peterson at The AV Lounge

The AV Lounge, 4 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069

Vermillion! Come out of a night of original lyric-heavy Americana by Drew Peterson. Doors open at 7, local opener (TBA) at 7:30.

About Drew: Coming from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers and born without natural talent, Drew Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural MN - hard work and a lot of practice. With over 20 years under his belt, Peterson incorporates clever, dry humor and thought-provoking lyrics into heartfelt and unforgettable performances.

Harold's House Party Presents: Drew Peterson

331 club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Listen to Drew Peterson live on KFAI for Harold's House Party from 5:10-5:40, then head on over to the 331 for a show from 7-9pm. This is going to be a super fun night of music, as The High Rev (Daryn Christenson, former Dead Pigeons percussionist) and Brady Perl have a Todd Snider Tribute starting at 9:30. More at drewpetersonmusic.com

Traverse County Music Club presents a special night of stories and songs by acclaimed Americana artist, Drew Peterson.

Coming from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers and born without natural talent, Drew Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural MN - hard work and a lot of practice. With over 20 years under his belt, Peterson incorporates clever, dry humor and thought-provoking lyrics into heartfelt and unforgettable performances.

Special guest, local singer-songwriter Nevaeh Hamling opens the night!

Drew Peterson brings his unique talents for songwriting to Isanti Spirits for the 5th year in a row. Check out the last show of the season in this amazing series! This is a one of a kind event designed to showcase music and lyrics and allow for true connections between artists and attendees. There will be lots of old favorites, some new songs, and plenty of stories. Please bring lawn chairs as this is an outdoor event. If rain is in the forecast, the concert will move inside the Isanti Spirits Distillery.

Happy Productions Presents: Drew Peterson September Residency at The Fort Restaurant & Bar! Join us every Tuesday in September at this cozy spot for original Americana by Drew Peterson, handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, and delicious food by Tiki Tim's Food Truck. Tuesdays are Taco and Tequila Days! $2 off all margaritas and taco sets. More at drewpetersonmusic.com

Drew Peterson at Back Shed Brewing

Back Shed Brewing, 624 Sundial Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387

Join us for an evening with talented Americana songwriter, Drew Peterson! About Drew: Coming from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers and born without natural talent, Drew Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural MN - hard work and a lot of practice. With over 20 years under his belt, this acclaimed Americana artist incorporates clever, dry humor, thought-provoking lyrics, and intricate resonator picking into heartfelt and unforgettable performances.

Happy Productions Presents: Drew Peterson September Residency at The Fort Restaurant & Bar! Join us every Tuesday in September at this cozy spot for original Americana by Drew Peterson, handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, and delicious food by Tiki Tim's Food Truck. Tuesdays are Taco and Tequila Days! $2 off all margaritas and taco sets. More at drewpetersonmusic.com