Folk musician Drew Peterson weaves story with song
Minnesota folk musician Drew Peterson joined Centerstage Minnesota to play a couple songs and chat with host Malachy Koons.
GRAND RAPIDS — Drew Peterson has played a lot of shows in his nearly 20-year career in Minnesota music.
The Zimmerman-based musician spoke to Centerstage Minnesota host Malachy Koons about the differences in ticketed versus free shows, ahead of a Saturday, March 25, show at Portage Brewing in Walker. Sharing the bill is fellow Minnesota musician Kelley Smith of Brainerd.
He said he enjoys the connection of a ticketed show, where he feels free to tell stories about his life and the songs he plays.
"I'm grateful to get any gig I can get," Peterson said. "But when everybody is there just to listen, it makes for super intimate and special night."
Listen above for the complete conversation, plus a preview of Peterson's live sound. He brought his steel resonator guitar with him and played two songs in our studio. One is a cover of legendary folk musician Elizabeth Cotten, and the other is from his most recent album St. Jude, A Duck, And The Crooked Line.
Centerstage Minnesota, a two-hour program of Minnesota music and interviews, airs every Friday at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. on KAXE/KBXE.