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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

Oletoberfest with Drew and Mandy!

Copper Trai Brewing, 410 30th Ave E #103, Alexandria, MN 56308

Lots of fun festivities planned for Oktoberfest at Copper Trail, including free music by Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett from 7-10!

“Drew Peterson is a top-flight lyricist, a sardonic, scatological songwriter who tempers his mournful insights with gallows humor…" -Ira Brooker of Art Hounds, MPR

The Dead Pigeons

Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground, 1615 Minnesota 61 W, Grand Marais, MN 55604

The Dead Pigeons are excited to be making their Wunderbar debut in September! Join them for a fun night of original Americana and Bluegrass tunes!

"The Dead Pigeons have come to be known for their infectious, foot stomping sound - an original mix of upbeat barroom bluegrass and lyrically driven ballads. One day they excel at corralling a rowdy festival crowd and the next they are captivating a discerning theater audience."

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 Michael Coast Steve Minotti Joey English Mitchel Evan 8:20pm EL LAGO 9:10pm Lisa De Novo $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