Amanda Costner is a solo comedic musician who hails from Oklahoma and bases out of the Twin Cities. Amanda has performed at Second City, Brave New Workshop, Looney Bin Comedy Club and bars & theaters throughout the midwest. Her comedic songs range from acoustic pop ballads about being a gay preacher’s daughter, to soul-comedy pieces on the war of sexual frustration. Pulling her electric guitar out to showcase jazzy humorous tunes & bluesy songs about being poor, Amanda takes listeners on a laughter-filled ride of eclectic music stylings. Between songs, fans get a chance to listen to original improvised music comedy during audience participation sketches. And each performance is loaded with the biographical, stand-up musings of an “LGBT-Redneck”. Amanda’s debut EP, LGBT Redneck, was released on April 8th, 2017.
The music of women has spirited generations, lead revolutions and given a voice to our gender’s individual struggles, as well as those struggles we face together. It is a tool women have utilized in their fight for equality, as well as their fight to be heard. My sword is not only music, but laughter. Once I play my melody, once I sing my song, once I make them laugh, the problems of today fade to the background. What a beautiful thing.