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With a debut album "For Now" winning Album of the Year by the Limelight Music Awards, Johnson continues to push ahead, writing enthusiastically honest songs. With influences evident in her music, her and her band's sound pays tribute to seventies punk and new wave, yet remains authentically their own. Johnson is known for her straight-forward lyrics, driving, four on the floor melodies, and her band, the Cure-Alls, inimitable live energy. The band's “heartening anthemic rock” has proven to stand out amongst their contemporaries. In April of 2017 Johnson and the band won Boston's legendary annual Rock and Roll Rumble (previous winners include 'Til Tuesday and The Dresden Dolls), and in December took home the New Act of the Year award at Boston's 30th Annual Music Awards at the House of Blues. Johnson recently spoke at Apple in San Francisco alongside Vanessa Silberman for a #TodayatApple 3-part series on being an independent artist and creating her own media company Fuel Heart Productions. Determined to share her music with the world, Carissa Johnson continues to tour and play shows throughout the U.S. and now Europe – (with or without the Cure-Alls) currently in promotion of their latest full-length release, "Talk Talk Talk." (March, 2018)

2019 — NOMINATED / TBA —Live Act of the Year, Rock Act of the Year —New England Music Awards

2019 — NOMINATED — Punk Act of the Year — Worcester Music Awards

2018 — NOMINATED — Rock Artist of the Year, Unsigned Artist of the Year, Album of the Year “Talk Talk Talk,” Song of the Year “After All” — Boston Music Awards

2018 — WON — Punk Act of the Year — Worcester Music Awards

2017 — WON — New Act of the Year — Boston Music Awards

2017 — NOMINATED — Rock Act of the Year & Unsigned Act of the Year — Boston Music Awards

2017 — WON — 40th Annual Boston Rock 'N Roll Rumble (1st out of 24 bands)

2016 — WON — Album of the Year "For Now" — Limelight Music Awards

2016 — NOMINATED — Punk Act of the Year — Worcester Music Awards 

 

Vocals/Bass: Carissa Johnson

Guitar: Steph Curran

Drums: Nick Hall