Northbound Soul, folk-rock band in Erie, PA

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Band Bio

Northbound Soul is a postmodern folk-rock group based in Erie, PA.

The foundations for Northbound Soul began in 2017, when Mike Spagnolo began writing and recording some of his original tunes. The next year, he began playing his songs out at local open mic nights, and received great feedback.

In March 2019, Mike recruited his long-time friend Alan Bickel as a drummer. Together they came up with the band name Northbound Soul.

Husband and wife duo Kyle and Chelsea Hall joined the band in 2020 and 2021 respectively, bringing bass and keyboards to the mix and our final member, Logan Battin added lead guitar to the mix in 2023.

Northbound Soul - Folk-rock band from Erie, PA

Northbound Soul is Michael Spagnolo (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alan Bickel (drums), Kyle Hall (bass), Chelsea Hall (keyboard), and Logan Battin (lead guitar).

Related Artists / Sounds Like

Colter Wall, American Aquarium, Amigo The Devil, Johnny Cash, Mumford and Sons, Cody Jinks, The White Buffalo, Goodnight Texas, Nathaniel Rateliff


Northbound Soul’s debut album was released May 5, 2023 and features 12 tracks. You can listen to it streaming on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and other major platforms.

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Featured Press & Media Coverage

Erie Reader, December 2024 - Top 5 Local Albums of 2023

December 2023 | Erie Reader (Volume 13, Issue 12)

Northbound Soul at the Riverside Music Festival, 2023

Written By Mary Ann Mook
Monday, June 26, 2023 | The Meadville Tribune

Northbound Soul - Love, Loss & the Between CD Review - June 7, 2023

Written by Nick Warren
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | Erie Reader (Vol. 13, No. 6)

A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Michael Spagnolo - Tuesday Sep 29th, 2020

Interview with Michael Spagnolo by Erin Maloney
Tuesday Sep 29th, 2020 | Erie Arts & Culture Blog Feature Article