John and Leah are singer songwriters from Midcoast Maine. Together they write, record and perform original music that combines the driving rhythm of southern rock with the emotional pull of traditional folk.
Leah comes from an artistic family and was classically trained at the piano. At age fifteen she began guitar lessons, and songwriting soon followed. Her style is influenced by the greenwich village folk revolution, as well as 80s and 90s pop. As a songwriter, her ageless ability to convey a time or a feeling through her music really stands out.
John was raised in a small fishing town where music was passed down for generations on both sides of the family. His mom was classically trained on the violin and the piano, and his great grandfather was a light keeper on Boston light who played the harp. His grandfather played the four string banjo, and his fathers plays the five string. John picked up the guitar at age thirteen and his songwriting and rhythm guitar style grew from there. His style is rooted in gospel and southern rock.
A shared love of singing and songwriting brought them together as a couple, and that is how NORTHERNRAIN was created.