About the Artist
From: Somerville, Massachusetts United States
Website: Visit Carissa Johnson's Website
Carissa Johnson has been commanding stages across New England since she was fifteen. She has released 3 full-length studio albums and has earned traction in the Boston scene as both a frontwoman of her own project and a member of various other Boston-based bands. Drawing influences from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, David Bowie, Sahara Hotnights, the Organ Beats, Brody Dalle, and the Ramones, Carissa has defined her own sound that is both reminiscent and fresh. Her new album For Now, released this past February, has caught the attention of Boston magazines and radio stations and continues to attract fans of all ages.
“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)
“Carissa boasts her considerable talents as she sings, plays guitar and thumps the bass with skillful rock & roll authority. – Metronome Magazine.
“Carissa Johnson takes more cues from Sleater-Kinney than Evanescence, and her latest CD, For Now, is a straight-up rocker that recalls aughts Boston bands Aloud and Damone.” – the Hippo