Walter’s Wheelhouse formed in 2012 to cover tunes with a groove, from Sheryl Crow, Santana and Prince to Jack Johnson, Band Perry, and Guns ‘N Roses.  Mixing modern pop with R & B, rock and roll and country, we have an energetic show, soaring harmonies and vibrant guitars over grooving rhythms. The full band includes keyboard and fiddle, or depending on the place and time, the acoustic duo or trio’s harmonies pair well with patios at many breweries and outdoor venues. 


Playing as the Wheelhouse Duo or Trio, we’ve been honored to keep live music alive in 2020, from Jules’ Bistro, Beaver Island Brewery, Third Street Brewhouse, Roundhouse Brewery, the Olde Brick House, Fisher’s Club, Rolling Ridge’s Wood Fired Wednesdays, Johnny O’Neill’s in Spicer and multiple community and festival events. 


Come catch us at Collegeville Orchards this fall, and plan ahead to get us booked in 2021, where we’ll be back both full band and acoustically to summer festivals, the Steele County Fair, Summertime by George! and a host of other venues.  See you there!

Walter’s Wheelhouse is:

Janelle Kendall, lead vocals and guitar

Dan Witte, lead vocals and guitar

Alex Kendall, percussion and vocals

John Kirchner, bass and vocals

Stephanie Swearingen, fiddle, keyboard and vocals

The Band


On Guitar and Vocals

Janelle Kendall

On Guitar and Vocals

Dan Witte

On Bass Guitar

John Kirchner

On the Drum Set and Vocals

Alex Kendall

On Auxillary Keyboards, Fiddle, and Vocals

Stephanie Swearingen