“Straight-up rock ’n roll… a declaration of independence, with sharp lyrics and a completely satisfying hard rock post punk feel.” - Francis Dimenno, Noise Magazine

Hailing from Boston MA, rock artist Carissa Johnson has proven to leave her mark and she is only getting started. Johnson began playing in various Boston-based bands before stepping out to pursue her own music. With a debut album "For Now" winning “Album of the Year” by the Limelight Music Awards and a nomination for "Punk Act of the Year" by the Worcester Music Awards, Johnson continues to push ahead, writing and producing enthusiastically honest songs. With influences evident in her music, 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. Johnson is known for her straight-forward lyrics and her driving, four on the floor melodies. Her “heartening anthemic rock” stands out amongst 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 U.S. and Europe – with or without a band, now in promotion of her bands' third full-length release, "Talk Talk Talk."


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

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

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