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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 Crooked Line Tour - Stillwater Landing

Stillwater Landing, 6825 US-93, Olney, MT 59927

Crooked Line Tour Show #7. Drew will be heading to Stillwater Landing as part of his Summer Crooked Line Tour. Join him at this incredibly beautiful location for a special night of Original Lyric-Heavy Americana.

Drew Peterson and Alexander Craig at Shady Hollow Flea Market

Shady Hollow Flea Market, 12672 Co Hwy 17, Detroit Lakes

Drew Peterson and Alexander Craig mini tour!! Don't miss this double whammy at Shady Hollow Flea Market!

About Drew: Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers. Born without natural talent, Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota - hard work and lots of practice. And practice is what he’s been doing for 20 years. With clever, dry humor, thought-provoking lyrics, and 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. More at drewpetersonmusic.com

About Alexander: Minnesota based producer, writer, and musician. Alex wrote 5 self produced albums and played over 1,000 gigs as Crankshaft. Using his given name, Alexander Craig, he continues to inspire dance with thoughtful lyrics and down home energy. More at https://www.facebook.com/alexandercraig83/

Drew Peterson and Alexander Craig at Roundhouse

Roundhouse, 23836 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468

Drew Peterson and Alexander Craig mini tour!! Don't miss this double whammy at Roundhouse Brewery!

About Drew: Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Norwegian Farmers. Born without natural talent, Peterson tackled his musical endeavors the way he had been taught while growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota - hard work and lots of practice. And practice is what he’s been doing for 20 years. With clever, dry humor, thought-provoking lyrics, and 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. More at drewpetersonmusic.com

About Alexander: Minnesota based producer, writer, and musician. Alex wrote 5 self produced albums and played over 1,000 gigs as Crankshaft. Using his given name, Alexander Craig, he continues to inspire dance with thoughtful lyrics and down home energy. More at https://www.facebook.com/alexandercraig83/