Interview With Penny Mae
What is your name?
“My artist name is Penny Mae, but my legal name is Katharine Mae Groethe. I’ve grown up my whole life with the nickname Penny..”
Where are you from?
“I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was really awesome growing up in between downtown, and uptown.”
How long have you been in the music industry?
“I have been singing since I was about nine, but just started writing music this past summer. I have always been a creative person, and music just always felt right.”
What is your biggest accomplishment?
“As a teenager I won Hennepin county young achiever of the month, which was pretty cool. I won because at the time I was singing anthems at MLB and NBA games..”
How has COVID affected you on your music journey?
“COVID-19 has made me step out of my own shoes, and really try to do my best to make things easier for people struggling right now. I have family members who are vulnerable to COVID-19, so being safe is really important for, and whoever I surround myself with. I mention following COVID 19 protocol in my music, because I think it is a really important message to put out there that caring about others is cool.”