Featured Artist of the Month: Northern National

Dallas, TX trio, Northern National, uses honest lyrics and foot stomping melodies to capture audiences. The alternative/pop outfit, consisting of John Michael Kanne, Michael Ross, & Michael Allen Wilson, will be releasing their debut album “Young & in Love” on September 2nd, 2014.


The self-proclaimed “songwriters before musicians” blend acoustic-pop music with complex ideas about love.  Add in a touch of southern twang and it’s easy to see why their music is so likable.  On the topic of being young and in love the band states:

Love is an ancient thing. But in moments it is made brand new.  Young & in Love is about those moments.  Love can be intense, sweet, fun, spontaneous, whimsical, or relaxed, and the variety of sounds in the record reflects the variety of forms that a young love can take.  It doesn’t all sound the same, because love never is.  We wanted to capture that.

The young band spent two and a half years writing over 50 songs for their upcoming release.  A certain level of maturity must be met to cover such a difficult topic but they make it look (and sound) easy.  The self-taught musicians created an incredible collection of songs that, on the exterior, are catchy pop tunes, but will resonate with fans of all ages on a much deeper level.


Currently, the band is eagerly awaiting the release of Young & in Love while booking shows for the Fall and Spring 2015.  Young & in Love is available for pre-order but you can preview the bands debut music video for their song “She” below.



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