Shady Retreat

by Peasant

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“Though his music is unassuming and acoustic, when armed with a guitar, DeRose (Peasant) makes music that beckons and calls out, as if demanding to be heard. DeRose also has a secret weapon: a voice that seems to expose his very soul.” -NPR

Peasant’s first two official releases came out on Paper Garden Records between 2008 and 2010. In the last two years, his music was featured on CBS, ABC, Showtime, and MTV shows including Bones, The United States of Tara, Kyle XY and Private Practice as well as being used by Apple, Blackberry, and Starbucks. The early positive response to Peasant’s work was not limited to licensing. He toured Europe and the US extensively, opening for Cursive, Deer Tick, Albert Hammond Jr., Steve Earle, Javelin, Rocky Votolato, Horse Feathers and a number of other great artists.

Enter 2011: Peasant has been working in the studio with other talented musicians for the first time, and the live show is evolving to feature those same people on stage. The new songs feature Michael Cammarata and Farzad Houshiarnejad of the band Drink Up Buttercup playing keys and drums.


released March 21, 2010



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Peasant Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Peasant is just another face in the crowd. Smiling and singing, crying and swaying, trying and failing. Born in Elizabeth, NJ in 1985, raised in Doylestown, PA. The man, the original Peasant cut his teeth DiY touring the US and Europe, releasing a few acclaimed indie albums along the way + cutting a swathe of hearts at great personal expense. Look for new life-worn music by Peasant in 2015! ... more

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