Ritual Matters is released!

Purchase the new album Ritual Matters on CD Baby and Amazon.

If you pre-ordered the album, check your email for your download code. Pre-ordered physical merchandise–CDs, handwritten lyrics, t-shirts, etc.–will be in the mail very soon. (We had a bit of a t-shirt debacle that slowed us down.)

You can find words for all the songs in Music and Lyrics.

Thanks for your support, for listening, and for sharing the music!

ritual matters cd design FINAL (1)-1

Ritual Matters CD imprint


Ritual Matters is nearly here!

Ritual Matters

Ritual Matters – 2018

Recording, mixing, and mastering are done! Now Ritual Matters has gone into physical production: CDs, artwork, and download cards are being pressed for distribution.

If you preordered the album, you’ll get your download code by the first week of June.

If you ordered a physical copy of the album, you can expect it to arrive (along with any other preordered perks) around the same time.

Thanks to you crowdfunders who helped make this project possible with your support. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you! Check your email for the exclusive first track of the album, “Shed This Skin (Heilsgeschichte).”

Big thanks also to:

Adrian Olsen, recording and mixing at Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA

Ed Brooks, mastering at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA

Xavier Jones, artwork

Executive producers: Grace and Glory Lutheran Church in Palmyra, VA; Shirlyn and Eric Barger; Brooke and Vicki Willson

New album project and streaming the last show

Head down display

Live at Trinity – November 28, 2017

Hi friends,

Peace to you all.

Some big updates here:

  1. The new album project Ritual Matters is on the way… pending your support! Check out how you can contribute to the cause on the crowd-sourcing campaign site.
  2. If you couldn’t make it to the November 28 show “In Between Days: An Evening of Drew Willson Music,” you can stream it right here! Lots of new songs from the upcoming Ritual Matters project!

Thanks for listening!


Live at Trinity in Richmond – Tuesday, November 28

In Between Days: An Evening Concert with Drew Willson is coming to town on Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm. Lots of new songs!

The concert is at Trinity United Methodist Church. It’s free, with childcare for ages 0-4 available. You’re welcome to support the artist after the show by buying a CD or contributing toward a 2018 recording project.

RSVP for the show on Facebook here.

Live at the Tin Pan!

Get your tickets HERE for Drew’s debut at the Tin Pan in Richmond, VA on Monday, February 13.

All proceeds from ticket sales will support mission aid to Haiti through the work of Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA.

Doors open for dinner at 5:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:15 PM. This concert is open to the public, so don’t wait! Get tickets in advance by calling The Tin Pan at 447-8189 or visiting the Tin Pan online at TinPanRVA.com.

Twilight summer night


Nalls Produce, Alexandria, VA – 8.26.16

Thanks to Michelle Matthews and the Kingstowne Communion for hosting last night’s show at Nalls Produce in Alexandria, VA. This crew also brought about 100 pounds of food for the Koinonia food pantry. Way to go, team!

The crowd braved the blazing heat and some errant commentary from the local chickens — I’m pretty sure they were just reminding everyone to support community agriculture!

The evening cooled as the sun went down, of course, and we settled in for a mellow night of acoustic music. Every performance helps me figure out just a little more of what I’m doing with these songs, why I’m doing it, and how to do it better, so thanks again. I’m already looking forward to next time.

A date for an upcoming Richmond, VA show will be posted soon.

Inviting Storms at home, on the road

At home

Hi folks, have you wrapped your ears around Inviting Storms to Town yet? You can download the album here on Amazon and order the CD here on CDBaby.

We’re still getting albums and perks in the mail to the preorder crowdfunders from the Indiegogo campaign. Thanks for your patience — Drew and his family moved to Richmond, VA just last week, and moving boxes took precedence over mailing boxes for a time.

In the meantime, do us a favor and share the name of your favorite track from Inviting Storms to Town on the NPR website for All Songs Considered. This could be a great way to help spread our new music!

On the road

We’re excited to announce two upcoming concerts in Illinois and Northern Virginia later this summer! Check out shows for more information, and email us if you have questions about them.


Selling merchandise (and missing meetings) at Virginia Annual Conference – June 18, 2016

Album release day!

Three weeks since sending in the final recordings.

Six months since recordings began.

Fourteen years since Drew wrote his first song.

However you look at it, this day has felt like a LONG time coming… but we can finally say that Inviting Storms to Town has arrived!

We just got word that the CDs have shipped from the factory, so we have emailed digital download codes to all of our pre-order folks. CDs and other pre-ordered perks will follow soon in the mail.

If you didn’t pre-order, now’s the time to download Inviting Storms to Town on CDBaby or Amazon. If you’d prefer a physical CD, it will be a couple more days before it’s available to buy online or in person.

We’ll be posting more news soon, so “Like” our Facebook page or “Follow” this website to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening. Thanks for your support!

Welcome and album update

Hi there. Want to hear some new original music?

Thanks for visiting drewwillsonmusic.com, a website designed to connect you with the songs and stories of of singer/songwriter Drew Willson.

We’re excited for you to get involved in the making of this fresh independent music. Please click the “Follow” button so you can stay in touch with all that’s happening around here.

Here’s a treat: listen to the title track from the new album Inviting Storms to Town.

What is Inviting Storms to Town, and when is it coming out?

Inviting Storms to Town is a self-produced music album of all original material by Drew Willson, and it will be released on or about June 7.

Inviting Storms to Town cover

Artwork by Xavier Jones

For those supportive folks who preordered the album via Indiegogo:

  • If you preordered the digital download perk, you will receive a download code via the email address you supplied
  • If you preordered the CD, you will receive the digital download code via email and the CD in the post mail – along with any other perks you may have paid for. It may take a few days more, but the perks (including Xavier Jones’ album art) will be worth it.

If you missed preordering the album, don’t fret. On and after the release date:

  • You can download the digital music on Amazon.com
  • You can order the physical CD on CDbaby.com
  • You can attend an upcoming show and purchase the album in person
  • You can purchase the album directly from Drew if you’re going to see him soon. (He’ll be trying to offload these things as often as possible. Beware.)

Please send any queries to us through our Contact form. Thanks!