The Petersens can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. We hired him again later that fall when we released our album, Shenandoah, and in 2018 we asked him to join us full-time. The family has toured throughout the United States, Canada, and recently completed their second international tour to Ireland in July. He served on active duty for over 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2007. Katie plays the most instruments of the band. For the past five years, the band has booked international tours in Ireland, Canada and Finland. The Petersens can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. We have three live shows a week in Branson so that keeps us pretty tight on the majority of our songs. He’s a size medium… . The band needed another instrumentalist to help cover for the shows and we remembered Emmett and reached out to him. Another lifelong passion is aviation. Lewis and the Psalms through the Summit Ministries Oxford program. YouTube Channel. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he set the freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards during the 2004 … The Petersens are an American roots band in the Ozark mountains bringing a new era of music to Branson and the surrounding areas. We are so happy to know you enjoyed the show, and appreciate your kind remarks!
Not just good musicians but really nice people who are amazingly talented. He bought Ellen a banjo at that festival and the rest is history….. Katie plays a Sigman LAS five-string violin, Ellen plays a Hopkins DHP banjo, Matt plays a Collings D1ATSB guitar, Julianne plays an Eastman MD915 mandolin, Emmett plays a Scheerhorn dobro, and mom plays an Englehardt EM1 bass. Wow, thank you so much! Ellen at age 9 chose the drums. After two years of piano, we were allowed to choose another instrument. (See a video of her dancing here.)

We are eternally grateful to those who have fallen and to those who have stood and continue to fight. As the Franz kids grew up, got married, and started having families of their own, Emmett began touring with other artists. Feel free to tune in with us online any Sunday! He is by far one of the greatest dobro players currently performing and his music is available on his website and through Spotify. Katie graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Chemistry and Spanish.
Date of experience: October 2020. We have been Methodist, baptist, Christian Missionary Alliance, non-denominational, and our parents even helped start a church while stationed in Florida. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. For authentic music, clean comedy and family values, you won’t find a group better than The Petersens. Beyond her epic bass playing, she helps Katie chart out the songs for our band rehearsals and pick out harmony lines. If you like beautiful, tight bluegrass harmonies in a smaller setting, this is the show for you. Katie is the oldest Petersen sibling and is the musical leader of the group. She has championed our journey online and also creates entertaining vlogs of our trips on a separate YouTube channel that gives a fun insight into our family life. How did each of you choose your instrument. High class. You can read more about her time in Nicaragua here. More recently, Katie’s love of traveling took her to Nicaragua to teach music and English at a school through Project Hope. The story begins with the late great Jeanne Arland and Willie Peterson. Wow, thank you so much! Other than the fiddle, she plays piano, ukulele, and also learned the pipe organ while in college. Hopefully one day we will get to see them on the Grand Ole Opry! Take a look at their tour dates or purchase show tickets here. The Petersens enjoy working on projects outside of the Branson landscape and have been compiling a variety of well known covers in their unique bluegrass style. You can also sign up for our email list where we send an occasional updated tour schedule. Back in her mandolin days, audience members began a fan club for her called “Get It, Mama!” and enjoy encouraging her by yelling that throughout the show when she plays the bass. We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit with us, and look forward to seeing you next time! Share. They’d love to see you at one of their shows where you can enjoy authentic music, clean comedy and a heartwarming family experience! Talking about her family, her father’s name is aul Peterson Sr who is running wholesale florist business, and the mother’s name is Karen Peterson who is a Homemaker. Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Emmett started out on the harmonica but eventually found the dobro and hasn’t looked back since. His uncompromising talents as a performer have brought him widespread recognition, as well as his plenty credits as a composer, arranger and producer. Three years as the Minnesota Twins organist. Our family currently attends First Baptist Church Branson where Katie frequently serves on the  worship team. She has appeared at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival several times. She was born in 1987 on June 19th in Boca Raton, Florida, now his age is 32 years as of 2020. Performances with jazz stars George Benson, Sonny Stitt and Roy Eldridge, and entertainers Bob Hope, Perry Como and Red Skelton. Born in 1954, Drew Peterson’s age is 63. Ellen graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Chemistry and moved to Oklahoma City to work as a laboratory technician.

Most web sites display individual prices before taxes and hidden fees, which they surprise you with at the last step in the check out process. Each of the Petersen siblings had to take piano lessons at age 7. Read all about their fun proposal and wedding! The easiest way to make Julianne your friend is through chocolate. A sure way to make Matt laugh is a funny t-shirt. We appreciate your support of our music and our family. The Petersens based out of Branson, MO. His favorite song is an original we wrote as teenagers called My Daddy’s Got A Gun. He went to medical school midway through his career and completed a residency in Family Medicine.

So it is no surprise that the world-renowned bassist is quite often also compared with a chameleon, but not only as he can fill many positions, but also as he is at home in several genres of music whether it be rock, pop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk or country. Suite 207 Branson, MO 65616, Toll-Free: 1-800-785-1610 | Local: (417) 334-2360, Branson.com / Branson Tourism Center is proud to be a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, Branson.com - Copyright 2020 - All Rights Reserved. This was a live CD/DVD, and it really shows Jeanne's incredible improve skills. Click here to learn more or control your settings. You'll see places like the College of the Ozarks and Table Rock Dam as you listen to information and funny stories about the Ozarks from a driver-guide.