Originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, Mae Simpson spent her formative years knowing that there were plans to do bigger things in life. Mae set out from the South at a young age and began her musical career in Omaha, Nebraska. At the age of 21 Mae headed north to Minneapolis.
By November of 2017, Mae joined her vocal and guitar talents with Jorgen Wadkins on guitar and Ricardo Romero on percussion. Influenced by blues, soul, funk and folk, the trio quickly realized their collaborative efforts had a sound worth pursuing. The band quickly added Keaton Judy on saxophone, Paul Pederson on trumpet, Dave Kellermann on bass and drummer Scott Thomson.
Whether the venue is small and intimate, or raucous and roaring, the band members’ contagious connection draws the audience into each note.