Mae Simpson

The Mae Simpson band is pure energy and soul. The singer-songwriter Mae, who hails from South Carolina, has a huge voice and stage presence. She has brought together a collective of seven musicians who each bring a unique flavor to this powerhouse group. Formed in the fall of 2017, Mae Simpson Band have built a broad collection of original music that refuses to fall neatly into a single genre. Blistering funk and dance music mixed with Soul, Blues, Americana, Jazz, Rock, and even a little Hip Hop — bringing the crowd to their feet every time. Playing with acts like Dermot Kennedy, Robert Cray and many more. Mae has been a Nominee for City Pages “Best New Band and Best Live Concert” and going on to win City Pages Reader's Choice Best New Band.

“…Mae Simpson‘s horn-laden soundcheck lures us to the Backwoods Stage for one of the most energetic and memorable performances of the weekend. The Twin Cities-based band led by astounding vocalist and namesake Mae Simpson bucks Blue Ox’s bluegrass-leaning tendencies with a lively blend of rock and roll, blues, folk that throws the couple hundred night owls looking on with us into an after hours frenzy."

Milwaukee Recor and Josh Hoppert

Upcoming Shows


Nov
24
th
First Avenue
Nov
24
th
First Avenue

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Monica LaPlante and Mae Simpson

Past Shows


Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue
Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue

Pert Near Sandstone

with Mae Simpson and Brotherhood of Birds
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom

First Avenue's BEST NEW BANDS OF 2019

with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Green/Blue, Loki's Folly and more!
Jan
11
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
11
th
2020
Mainroom

The 13th Annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANIS

A Tribute to the Life & Music of JANIS JOPLIN
with Mae Simpson
Dec
14
th
2019
Turf Club
Aug
29
th
2019
Turf Club
Aug
29
th
2019
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

Backed by members of GENERAL B AND THE WIZ, RUBEN, THE FEDERALES, TABAH, SLEEP STUDY, and THE PLOTT HOUNDS
with Jillian Rae, Lydia Liza, Savannah Smith and more!
Jan
12
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
12
th
2019
Mainroom

The 12th Annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANIS

A Tribute to the Life & Music of JANIS JOPLIN
with Reed Grimm and Mae Simpson
Dec
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
19
th
2017
Turf Club

6th Annual MURRAY CHRISTMAS

with Shoshone George, Mae Simpson, Butter Boys and more!

More Shows

Jan
11
th
Fine Line

mewithoutYou

with Unwed Sailor
Mar
11
th
First Avenue

EPIK HIGH

Oct
22
nd
Livestream

Caamp ( Livestream )

Feb
17
th
Turf Club

Alice Phoebe Lou