Andrea Peterman is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter from Navarino, St. Paul, and Okemos, by way of Missoula, New York City, and Los Angeles. With her clear, powerful, and emotionally nuanced voice, she 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 school and church choirs. She earned a scholarship to Northwestern University, where she studied classical voice and theater and graduated with a BA in Music and History. 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.
Her songs have been licensed for commercials, TV, and film, including Ava DuVernay's award-winning series, Queen Sugar, and the feature-length comedy-thriller, 30 Miles from Nowhere. She has performed live in Seattle at McCaw Hall, Tractor Tavern, Kenyon Hall, Columbia City Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, and as part of the Seattle Downtown Out To Lunch Summer Concert Series, and in Los Angeles at Molly Malone’s, Ghengis Cohen, Taix, and Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at El Cid.
"...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)