Mae Simpson
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Mae Simpson

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Americana




"Best New Album out of Minnesota?"

On September 1st, Chandelier & Bloom was released. This album will be life-changing for this band and the state of Minnesota’s sound. The first two singles are out (“Cap Guns” and “Minnehaha Mama”), but they don’t even scratch the surface of the power of this album. It bounces back from acoustic, jazz, rock, and Americana-like waves hitting you in every direction.

From the first notes of “Mountains,” one imagines sitting under the stars only to be hit by Simpson’s powerful voice. So many great singers come to mind when hearing her: Brandi Carlile, Patsy Cline, Amy Ray, and of course, Janis Joplin.

The writing and musicianship on this album make me forget that it was recorded in Minneapolis. Some songs evoke the late 60s Muscle Shoals sound with an Aretha Franklin, Etta James, or Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” vibe. - Music In Minnesota


Still working on that hot first release.



Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2018, performing on larger and larger stages to a growing base of loyal fans across the Midwest. Led by her powerful vocals, the six-piece band brings audiences to their feet. The Minneapolis-based singer songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage. Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember.  Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, Feel It Comin’ in 2018 and Did You Make it Back in 2020. The band’s debut full-length album, Chandelier & Bloom, released September 1, 2023. 

“Her raspy, dynamic voice is larger than life,” said Colleen Cowieof Minnesota Public Radio, “but not as large as her uncontainable energy that radiates from the stage.” 

Simpson has opened for acts including Dermot Kennedy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Clay, Ike Reilly, Langhorn Slim, RubbleBucket, and Pert Near Sandstone. She has performed multiple times on the iconic First Avenue main room, The Fillmore in Minneapolis, the Basilica Block Party, Live On King Street in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Blue Ox Music Festival. If you are a fan of artists like Alabama Shakes, Lake Street Dive and Bruce Springsteen, Mae Simpson is right up your alley.

Mae Simpson - Vocal/Lyrics
Jorgen Wadkins - Guitar
Aaron Silverstein - Drums
David Kellermann - Bass
Paul Pederson - Trumpet

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