Pete Droge

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Pete Droge
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Pete Droge, 2011
Background information
Born March 11, 1969 (1969-03-11) (age 48)
Seattle, Washington
Genres alternative rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) musician
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts The Thorns

Pete Droge (born March 11, 1969)[1] is an American alternative/folk rock musician from Vashon Island in Washington State's Puget Sound.

Droge was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up Bainbridge Island.


In 1994, Droge released Necktie Second, his debut album which featured the tongue-in-cheek "If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)" (which also appeared on the soundtrack to the film, Dumb and Dumber[2]), as well as "Sunspot Stopwatch" and "So I am Over You".

In 1996, Droge released Find A Door, an album under the name of Pete Droge and The Sinners; his backing band included Dave Hull (bass), Rob Brill (drums), Peter Stroud (guitar/vocals) and Elaine Summers (guitar/vocals). This album met with critical success but received little airplay. Notable songs include "You Should Be Running", "Dear Diane" and "Mr. Jade".[3] That same year, Droge contributed the title song to the film, Beautiful Girls.

In 1998, Droge released Spacey And Shakin', another solo album.

Other credits included contributions to albums by Kim Richey and Stone Gossard.


In 2000, Droge appeared in the film, Almost Famous, as a "Hyatt Singer", performing "Small Time Blues" with Elaine Summers. According to director Cameron Crowe on the Director's Cut Commentary of the movie, the small part was a tribute to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, whom he met in 1973.

In 2003, Droge formed the supergroup, The Thorns, with artists Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins and, that same year, released another solo album, Skywatching. In 2006, Droge released Under the Waves, and a song from that album, "Going Whichever Way The Wind Blows", was featured in a Toyota Sequoia commercial.

In 2009, Droge's song, "Two of the Lucky Ones", was featured in the film, Zombieland.[4]


  • West of Here (with the Ramadillo)
  • Necktie Second (1994, American Recordings)[5]
  • Find A Door (1996, American Recordings)[5]
  • Spacey And Shakin' (1998, Epic)[5]
  • The Thorns (with Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins) (2003)
  • Skywatching (2003, Puzzle Tree)[5]
  • Under The Waves (2006, Puzzle Tree)[5]
  • Volume One (with Elaine Summers) (2009, Puzzle Tree)
  • Volume Two (with Elaine Summers) (2014, Puzzle Tree)


  1. ^ "Pete Droge biography". Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Soundtracks for Dumb & Dumber (1994), IMDB. Retrieved March 12, 2011
  3. ^ Reece, Douglas (May 18, 1996). "Pete Droge Finds a Permanent Band". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ Our "Lucky" song is in ZOMBIELAND,; accessed September 24, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d e Pete Droge > Albums, Retrieved March 12, 2011

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