Kinda Fonda Wanda

High-octane   Rock ‘n’ Roll   Honky-Tonk
Inspired by the queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson!

“Holy cats, Amanda White has a voice that is glorious and a heart full of passion for Wanda Jackson. And Alan Subola is beyond words on guitar. amazing evening.” — Minneapolis StarTribune Pick Six, reviewing KFW at Palmer's Bar, May 2021




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The Band

left to right: Amanda White - vocals · Drew Miller - bass · Mo Engel - drums · Al Subola - guitar
Photo Credit Steven Wolf / Other Side Images

Formed in 2018, the group has developed a solid repertoire of Wanda Jackson hits and deep cuts, featuring Amanda White, a vocal powerhouse and compelling band leader. They also put their own stamp on cool cuts by Patsy Cline, Barbara Mandrell and Loretta Lynn. Two original songs “Discount Love” b/w “Aces” are coming soon to 7-inch vinyl, CD and streaming!


Email info (at) / call 612-202-6747 (Alan) or 612-481-2320 (Drew)

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Wed Aug 24th

Swing Dance Night at The Eagles with Miss Shannon

Thursday July 28th

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Ice Cream Social, 6-8 pm

Friday July 22nd

Nicole Mueller “Color Shift” opening at Casket Arts in NE Mpls. More info at MplsArt.

Tuesday July 20th

New Richmond Winsonsin Heritage Center, free outdoor concert on the Hillside


  • Sun Sep 4 & Mon Sep 5 — Minnesota State Fair at Noon / 1pm / 2pm - Schilling Ampitheater in the West End Market
  • Tue Sep 6 — White Squirrel with Lazy Ike (opening, music starts 8:30 pm)
  • Wed Aug 24 — Swing Dance Night at Eagles 34 in South Minneapolis. Dance lessons at 7pm, KFW at 8.
  • Fri Aug 26 — At the Trailhead, Wirth Park, Minneapolis, 5pm

Tue Aug 16 — Pregame concert in Lowertown for your Saint Paul Saints vs the Scranton/WB RailRiders. FREE concert, music at 5:30 pm.
Tuesday Aug 9 — 331 Club in NE Mpls with Todd Menton & Friends
Tuesday July 26Ottertail MN, free outdoor concert 6:30 pm
Wednesday June 22 — Dance Party at the Eagles in South Minneapolis
Saturday June 18Back to the 50s (11am)
Friday June 10Sociable Ciderwerks, 6pm
Wednesday May 18 — Harold's House Party on KFAI 5pm, followed by 331 Club in NE Mpls, 7pm

Thursday April 28th

Pre-game show for the Saint Paul Saints in Lowertown, 5pm. Free concert outside the gates of CHS Field at the Saint Paul Farmers Market

Saturday May 7th

KFW with the 241s at the Northstar Bar in Saint Paul. More info on Facebook.

Saturday April 16th

Driftwood Char Bar, Minneapolis “What Are We Going to See Tonight?”
Jon Copeland reads from the manuscript of “You Oughta Write a Book: My 50 Years As A Music Fanatic”
Meet and greet with artist Westy Copeland / with Annie & The Bang Bang + DJ Drew Miller, Doors at 7pm
More info on Facebook

Friday March 25th

“Aces” 7-inch vinyl release party at the Hook & Ladder Mission Room with special guests Black Widows

Saturday March 12th

KFW Trio at Carbones Pizzeria in South Minneapolis 7–9 PM

Thursday March 3rd

White Squirrel, St. Paul, 9–11 PM with Bill Quinn opening

Friday February 25th

The Trailhead, Minneapolis, 5-7:30 PM indoors

Friday February 18th

White Squirrel Bar 974 West Seventh Street in Saint Paul. No cover, openers Holm & Tantz start at 8pm.

Tuesdays in January 2022 at the White Squirrel

White Squirrel Bar 974 West Seventh Street in Saint Paul. No cover, special guests start at 9pm.


Saturday November 13th

Rockabillaque Festival in Charleston SC! KFW play just after 12 noon at the Firefly Distillery.

Saturday November 6th

KFW trio at Carbone's Pizzeria & Pub on Cedar Ave in Mpls

Friday Nov 5th

Music at the Trailhead, 5-8 pm, 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy Mpls
Eagles 34 in South Minneapolis

Saturday October 30th

Katfish Kittens 7th Annual Rockin Charity Show, Halloween Style
Eagles 34 in South Minneapolis

Saturday October 9th

Save the date! Eagles 34 in South Minneapolis.

Saturday September 11th and Sunday September 12th

A doubleheader road trip! Saturday at Mississippi Mayhem, 5pm. Sunday at the Trempealeau Hotel, 2pm.

Sunday September 5th

Loring Alley LIVE with Doug Collins & The Receptionists and Becky Kapell. KFW start this free show at 2pm. More info on Facebook.

Sunday August 29th and Friday September 3rd

KFW in Minnesota Wine Country at the Minnesota State Fair. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. More info on Facebook.

Thursday August 5th

Outdoors in Downtown White Bear Lake, free show

Saturday July 31st

Kinda Fonda Wanda Trio - LIVE! at Carbone's Mpls 7-9pm. Reservations recommended. More info on Facebook.

Wednesday July 14th

Pregame Show with the Saint Paul Saints as they play the Columbus Clippers, CHS Field 5:30pm, FREE SHOW
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Saturday June 12th

Live at “The Parklet” 2nd Ave & Cascade, Osceola Wisconsin. Music from 2 to 5 pm, FREE SHOW
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Thursday June 10th

Pregame Show with the Saint Paul Saints as they play the Omaha Storm Chasers, CHS Field 5:30pm, FREE SHOW
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Sunday May 16, 2021

Patio Party at Palmer's Bar on the West Bank in Minneapolis, 5-9 pm. Two sets of KFW followed by a nightcap from Al Subola with Lazy Ike. Advance tickets required, COVID safety rules in effect

Saturday March 20, 2021

KFW are pleased to perform online as the closing entertainers on the Miss Home Sweet Home 2021 contest! Starts 7pm CST, join the group on Facebook to stream it live.


  • Thursday July 30, White Bear Lake Marketfest
  • Friday Mar 20, Cedar Cultural Center, opening for Boiled In Lead
  • Friday May 8, Reunion in Northfield MN
  • Friday Apr 24, Carbone’s Pizza in South Minneapolis
  • Thursday March 5, Eagles 34, 7pm with Boot R&B and the 99ers
  • Saturday Feb 29, Trempealeau Hotel, Wisconsin, afternoon show 2-5pm
  • Friday Feb 28, LaCrosse Wisconsin, LaCrosse Center, MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Thu Feb 27th

Opening set for the movie Hairspray, 7pm sharp.

Fri Feb 7th

Instant Party at Eagles 34, Minneapolis


Fri Dec 20th

Holiday Show at Eagles 34, Minneapolis with Lena and the Lovekills

Sun Dec 15th

Holiday Benefit for Mike Croswell at the Hook and Ladder, 1-4 pm, Minneapolis

Thu Dec 5th

7pm show at the Driftwood Char Bar, Minneapolis

Sat November 30th

The Katfish Kittens 6th Annual Rockin' for Kids Charity Show at Club Underground / Spring Street Tavern in NE Minneapolis. KFW play first around 8pm. More info on Facebook.

Sat August 17th

Ki-Chi-Saga Days at Moberg Park in Chisago City MN, 10am to 12 noon

Sat July 27th

Pregame Show with the Saint Paul Saints, CHS Field 5:30pm
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June & July

Thursday May 30th

Party outdoors by Minnehaha Falls, presented by Minneapolis Music In The Parks. Starts 7pm, absolutely free.
More info on Facebook

Friday April 20th

Rescheduled from our snowed-out March show.

Friday March 22nd

Get your dancing shoes on for a full evening of High-octane, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Honky-Tonk! Shannon and Bill Butler have graciously agreed to join us, starting the night off at 7pm with dance lessons.
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Saturday March 16th

KFW open a 3-band night at Lee's with Speedbilly and Supermodified. Doors at 8pm, KFW play one rockin' set around 9pm.
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Saturday March 9th

CANCELLED due to the storm. Rescheduled for April 20th!
Rockabilly returns to the WBL VFW with a high-octane honky-tonk evening of music by Wanda Jackson, Patsy Cline, and other classic artists.
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Friday March 1st

The Kinda Fonda Wanda Trio (Amanda, Al, & Drew) return to the Tavern for a low-volume high-octane evening of acoustic rock'n'roll!
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Wednesday February 13

Dance party at Lee's Liquor Lounge • Doors open at 7 with dance instruction from Bill & Shannon Butler, then KFW play 3 rockin' sets from 8 to 11 pm.
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Friday January 18

KFW play "louder & later" at Carbone's Pizzeria in South Minneapolis • 9pm
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Friday January 11

KFW with The Busted Down at Eagles 34 in South Minneapolis • 8pm
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Saturday October 6

Miss Shannon's Sock Hop for a Cause @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge • 8pm
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Saturday September 8

Party at Harry's Place! 3pm start. Info on Facebook.

Wednesday September 5

Drinkin' n' Dancin' at the Driftwood

Friday August 10

Put on your dancing shoes for a swinging evening at the Eagles with Kinda Fonda Wanda and the Vic Volare Quintet. KFW play first, followed by VV.

Tuesday July 31

KFW at The Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. KFW return to the Schooner with a LOTTA Wanda Jackson hits plus some boppin' classics and a few cool original numbers. Music starts early and we have a full night of rockabilly, rock &CLASSIC honky tonk. It's a danceable, drink-able good time, so come on down to South Minneapolis & dig the low-key, relaxed vibe at the Schooner.

Friday July 27

Palmfest 2018 at Palmer's Bar on the West Bank in Minneapolis. KFW play outdoors at 8pm. Other bands include:

  • Outdoors: The Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs, The Gated Community, Black Widows
  • Indoors: Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Eleganza, Maudlin, Palmer's Allstars

Monday July 16

KFW Return to swing Night at Famous Dave's in Uptown Minneapolis. 7-10pm, no cover. with special guest Bill Quinn on pedal steel. More info on Facebook.

Monday June 25

Swing Night at Famous Dave's in Uptown Minneapolis. 7-10pm, no cover. with special guest Bill Quinn on pedal steel. More info on Facebook.

Tuesday May 22
Wednesday May 23

Double-shot of Wanda: Tuesday 7pm to 10pm at The Schooner in South Minneapolis and on Wednesday we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Neo-Swing Movement with DJ Miss Shannon at Lee's Liquor Lounge.

Saturday April 21

Celebrating Record Store Day at HiFi Hair & Records in downtown Minneapolis. KFW at 4pm.

Friday April 20

Trio show at the Tavern in Northfield MN. More info on Facebook.

Friday March 9

KFW take the stage at Palmer's on the West Bank, in a double-bill with Doug Collins. Show starts after the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs, with Doug playing first and KFW closing out the night. Be there by 11pm for KFW.

Valentine's Day 2018

Dance Party at Lee's Liquor Lounge! Lessons at 8pm, music starts at 9.

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