About Andrea

With her clear, powerful, and emotionally nuanced voice, Andrea tells stories both personal and observational, set in landscapes of the many places she’s lived. Drawing on her wide-ranging musical background, her songs encompass the genres of Americana and folk with elements of blues, gospel, and soul. 

Born in Minnesota and raised in the Midwest and Montana, Andrea grew up playing piano and flute and singing in choirs, at times in the Lutheran churches where her dad was the pastor. She earned a scholarship to Northwestern University, where she studied classical voice and theater and graduated with a BA in Music. After enjoying an early career as a stage actor and singer, Andrea merged her classical training with her love of roots music and began writing her own songs. Then living in Los Angeles, she performed regularly in the city's Americana scene, leading to the release of her first album, the California-country leaning Miles To Go (2008). Now based in Seattle, she released her soulful second album, Faster Than The Days, in 2015.

"...has a voice which commands your attention due to her powerful and soulful delivery. Part Janis Joplin, part Merry Clayton, and a little bit Dolly Parton, Peterman’s voice soars ..."  -Troy Michael, Innocent Words Magazine.

“…can really get under your skin and bring tears to your eyes ... Alt-country at its very best!”  -Johanna Bodde, Insurgentcountry.net

"... a terrific writer and a marvelous performer to boot.”  -Thom Head, Live Seattle Music in the Clubs (liveseattlemusicintheclubs.blogspot.com)