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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/Molly Maher Shut up and Listen

Isanti Spirits, 4242 285th Ave NW, Isanti, MN 55040

The fifth in a 5 part Singer-Songwriter Listening Room Series. A rare opportunity to enjoy acclaimed songwriters in a unique and intimate space!

Molly Maher 7-7:45

Molly is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene — she’s an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul, and has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them Los Lobos and John Hiatt. More at https://mollymaher.com

Drew Peterson 8-9

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 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.

Ocooch Mountain Art Farm Musical Review

Ocooch Mountain Art Farm, E2890 Lorenz Rd., Chaseburg, Wisconsin 54658

Check out the lineup on the photo!!!

Please join us at the art farm for a little mini-micro-festy. an autumn overnighter when the leaves have turned and the cider is hot. bonfires and fuzzy flannels. bring your own beverages. rustic camping available and provided. $20 for the whole enchilada.

Fulton's 10 Year Anniversary Bash

Fulton Brewery , 414 6th Ave N , Minneapolis MN 55401, Minnesota

SAVE THE DATE!

It's been 10 extraordinary years of having beers with you Minnesota! And after a decade of serving you up some of our finest, we want to celebrate with you. Saturday October 5th we're celebrating at Minneapolis' first taproom (Fulton Taproom) in a big, big way. From surprise guests, throwback beers, prizes, live music and special announcements we've got a day jam-packed full of good times.

The only thing missing, is you.

-Free to attend -Live 🎵 band list (TBD) -Some of Fulton's favorite food trucks for "good ol' times' sake" -Throwback beers -Incredible Jameson Caskmates drinks -All of the fun. All of it.

***Plenty more info to come.

Oktoberfest 2019 feat. Drew Peterson & The Hideout Bar & Grille

The Nordic Brewing Co., 530 Cedar St., Monticello, Minnesota 55362

Slap on your finest Lederhosen and join us for our 1st all day Oktoberfest party!! We will have games (hammerschlagen...maybe!!), wonderful food catered by The Hideout Bar & Grille and a FREE DIY pretzel necklaces to go with the release of our Festbier "BEER...THE ULTIMATE FEST!". AND stick around for live music by one of our local favorites Drew Peterson! Stay tuned for times and menu updates.

Harvest Hoedown with Drew Peterson

Iron Shoe Farm, 31548 136th St NW, Princeton, Minnesota 55371

Join us for food and community and leave knowing you are helping Iron Shoe Farm provide quality educational events, and our local youth in Ag programming in Sherburne County!

Join us on Saturday, September 21st for our 2nd annual Taste of the Farm dinner to celebrate Agriculture in Minnesota. This year, we are proud to have featured chefs, Daniel Caltudo, Kristi Varnes, and many local award-winning teams to prepare a memorable tasting event!

Guests will enjoy: Farm-to-table style samplings crafted by local chefs, samplings from the taps of our host brewery: Lupulin, wine tasting and more! Farm tours led by our farm staff.

Enjoy our onsite mini market to purchase your fall decor, from straw bales, pumpkins, stalks, as well as local craftsmen and women!

Live entertainment will be featured by local artist: Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson Carolina Tour

Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O'Hear Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Midwestern 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. See how far he's come after 20 years of it...

Resonator, lots of picking, and original songwriter-heavy Americana!

Drew Peterson Carolina Tour

The Dinghy, 8 J C Long Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Midwestern 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. See how far he's come after 20 years of it...

Resonator, lots of picking, and original songwriter-heavy Americana!

Barn Jam!

Awendaw Green, 4853 N Highway 17 , Awendaw, South Carolina

6:00pm Singer in the Round Drew Peterson RILEY MOORE Jackson Lundy
Steve Minotti 7:50pm Saunders & Triebold 8:35pm Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires 9:25pm The Up And Up

$5 donation at door, BYOB [Great beer at Outpost], pets on a leash, all ages, Wood Fired Pizza, The Roost Bar 'N Grille, Holy City Popcorn Company. Come early and play disc golf at Sewee Outpost!

Drew Peterson Carolina Tour

Pine Lakes Tavern, 5201 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Drew Peterson comes from a long line of musically inept Midwestern 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. See how far he's come after 20 years of it...

Resonator, lots of picking, and original songwriter-heavy Americana!