Carissa Johnson is addicted to playing rock and roll. The kind of sweaty, turbulent, in-your-face, post punk rock that makes uptight people squeamish and uncomfortable. DIY-minded, lyrically driven, all walk and no talk. Hailing from Boston MA, rock artist Carissa Johnson has proven to leave her mark and she is just getting started. She began playing bass in Boston bands for a few years before stepping out to pursue her own music. With a debut full-length album winning “Album of the Year” by the Limelight Music Awards and a nomination for “Best Punk Act” by the Worcester Music Awards in 2016, Johnson continues to push ahead, writing and producing enthusiastically honest songs. With influences evident in her songs, her sound pays tribute to seventies punk and new wave, yet remains authentically her own. It’s an aesthetic that’s proven appealing to fans of all ages. Carissa Johnson is known for her straight-forward lyrics and her driving, four on the floor melodies, her “heartening anthemic rock” stands out among her contemporaries. In April of 2017 Johnson won Boston's legendary annual Rock and Roll Rumble, and in December took home the New Act of the Year award at Boston's 30th Annual Music Awards at the House of Blues. Determined to share her music with the world, she continues to book her own tours and play shows throughout the country – with or without a band.
The Band: Carissa Johnson - Bass/Lead Vox / Steph Curran - Guitar/BG Vox / Nick Hall - Drums
2017 -- WON -- Boston Music Awards - New Act of the Year
2017 -- NOMINATED -- Boston Music Awards - Rock Act of the Year & Unsigned Act of the Year
2017 -- WON -- Boston Rock 'N Roll Rumble (24 bands)
2016 -- WON -- Album of the Year "For Now"- Limelight Music Awards
2016 -- NOMINATED -- Punk Act of the Year - Worcester Music Awards