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Favorite Son is an entertainment firm based in Minneapolis that provides booking & management for independent artists of character, emphasizing career growth, mutually beneficial relationships, and safety for all. 




Favorite Son, LLC is owned and operated by David Priebe. David has over 20 years of experience in the music industry.

He began his career as a musician, and after receiving a degree in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music began booking and managing artists independently. In 2009 he joined Green Room Music Source, where he became a managing partner and remained until 2020 when he brokered a deal to merge into Fleming Artists. At the start of 2022, David opened Favorite Son, which continues to help grow careers and support artists doing what they do best.


The music industry has never been an easy place for artists to succeed, and the last thing any artist needs is to face additional challenges because of their gender, race, orientation, faith, etc. We are committed to supporting venues, promoters, businesses, and Artists who are inclusive and ethical in their approach to doing business. Moreover, when an artist or business is guilty of harassment, discrimination, or unethical behavior, we will not work with them until toxic elements are removed and wrongs have been made suitable to the full extent they can be. We can, and will, demand better. Working together, we can build a better community and industry for us to work in. 


Favorite Son is a full-service booking agency. Like most agencies, we handle the calendars of touring musicians using state-of-the-art software run by an experienced team. We rely on a relationship-driven approach to working with artists and promoters across the United States and Canada. ​


So, what makes us different?

In today's landscape, most artists no longer have an entire team supporting them. Because of that, they often lean on the team members they do have to help in their overall development and success. We embrace that mentality and are always willing to assist our artists with general advice and strategies. We also offer all our clients organizational materials, referrals, and other resources. And we're not afraid to step across the line into management territory from time to time. We think that's the way to treat clients. We're not the big guys, after all ... we're the good guys! :)


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Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected.

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Erinn Peet Lukes

Erinn Peet Lukes is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and music educator originally from Redondo Beach, California.

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Faith Boblett

Faith Boblett is a Minneapolis based singer-songwriter with roots in northern Minnesota, and was named one of 2018’s Best New Bands by First Avenue. Faith’s music falls somewhere in the realm of pop, Americana, rock, and alt country. 

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp is a singer-songwriter, author, speaker & LGBTQ advocate who has sold over 1 million albums, won 4 Dove Awards, and earned 2 Grammy nominations. She has released 7 studio albums, toured the globe & received critical acclaim for both her music & advocacy work for LGBTQ people of faith.

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Mark Mallman

Mark Mallman's new album, Happiness, is a companion and reflection on his uplifting and poetic book, "The Happiness Playlist".


Mary Bue

A songwriter, Nada yogi, traveler, runner, vegan, retreat guide, and teacher based out of Minneapolis, Mary Bue often roams this beautiful world. Named “Best Songwriter” of 2020 by City Pages, her newest album The World is Your Lover is a synthesis of her seven-plus releases, merging pianos and guitars, spiritual longing, and realworld sorrow.



MAUDLIN writes music about love, lust, and what goes bump in the night— David & Priscilla pride themselves on super boppy hits, enormous energy, and earworm hooks. Fans of the Pixies & Weezer will love their songwriting, and fans of Lucy Dacus, Bully, and Mates of States will love the vocals' big harmonies and female energy.



Redd is a Knoxville-based Americana project led by Redd Daugherty. After placing in the top forty of Season 19 of American Idol, Redd left her teaching career behind to pursue music full-time. Starting during the pandemic, the band has become a regional mainstay performing over 200 times in Tennessee and surrounding areas. Their live sound features Will Ross (upright bass) and Gavin Gregg (mandolin) backing Redd as she channels a range of sounds from Janis Joplin to Norah Jones, all with her unique Appalachian twist.


Sawyer Fredericks

With his deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances, Sawyer seems an unlikely match for reality tv. Still he won Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice and hasn’t stopped his journey since.

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Thunder and Rain

Thunder and Rain's sound lives somewhere in between folk, country, bluegrass, and pop, made cohesive by frontwoman Erinn Peet-Lukes' "nimble, yet devastating" vocals, heartfelt lyricism and a high level of musicianship from all members of this progressive outfit.




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