Ditchbird (Tony from Social Animals)

June 23, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Writer, performer, banjoist and guitarist Tony Petersen began playing guitar at age 15 and has been performing across the country since high school.

Tony is currently a part of the national touring act Social Animals (www.thesocialanimals.com), has a solo project under the name Ditchbird, and is one half of the folk/americana duo Jill & Tony (www.jillandtonymusic.com).

Petersen also records commercial music, with music being used in ads by ABC News and Smirnoff Vodka.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2011, Tony founded Boss Booking and Management and began booking musical acts into venues throughout the US.

​Beyond the music that can be heard above, Tony co-wrote and co-produced five bluegrass albums with the Duluth band Saint Anyway, and produced the album “Ride Of My Life” with Duluth act Colleen Myhre.

“Immediately shines with gentle warmth and inviting energy.” – Under The Radar Magazine

“Petersen has a story-telling essence that is emotionally explosive but remains invitingly gritty.” – Glide Magazine

“A burst of energy that’s packed with sharp hooks and a warm melodic sweetness.” – Floated Magazine