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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. 

Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett return to The Orpheum!

The Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy St, Hancock, MI 49930

Join Drew and Mandy for a special night of music at The Orpheum! The amazing Drew Peterson is well know for his song crafting and Mandy Fassett will blow you away with her incredible fiddle and mandolin skills!

Drew Peterson & Mandy Fassett with Lee Henke

223 Barrel House, 223 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066

Come out for an amazing night of music with Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett, along with Lee Henke of The Last Revel. Songs and stories in an amazing setting!

More about Lee: "In a small cabin in the northwoods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity. With a demand for constant progress, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country playing music and sharing stories from the road. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015. He is currently working on his first full-length record in Nashville, TN."

https://www.leehenke.com

Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett with Lee Henke!

Driftless Books and Music, 518 Walnut St., Viroqua, WI 54665

This is going to be a very special night of music with Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett, along with Lee Henke of The Last Revel.

Songs and stories in an amazing setting. Driftless Books and Music is a magical place to get together!

More about Lee: "In a small cabin in the northwoods of Wisconsin, Lee Henke works tirelessly at his craft. A midwestern singer-songwriter who is sincerely dedicated to quality and simplicity. With a demand for constant progress, he delivers well-constructed songs with a even blend of contour and grit. For the past 5 years, he has been touring the country playing music and sharing stories from the road. He released his first solo effort entitled Schema EP in September of 2015. He is currently working on his first full-length record in Nashville, TN."

https://www.leehenke.com

Drew Peterson at Forager

Forager Brewery, 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55903

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 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.

Catch Drew at Forager Brewing on May 10.