Friday - August, 10 @ 6:00pm

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.

Upcoming Events

Russ Mason & Paddy Kilrain

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, October 4th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, October 5th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, October 5th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, October 6th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, October 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.