Boston rock artist Carissa Johnson has recently toured beyond New England with her solo project and has been recognized for her latest album, For Now. The debut release won album of the year from Limelight Magazine, and her band was nominated for best punk act by the Worcester Music Awards. Known for her straightforward lyrics and live music energy, she plays shows both with her band and acoustically. Her latest album has been given radio play on several local radio stations, including WZLX and WMFO, among others. Her influences include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Brandi Carlile, and The Clash, among many others. She tours periodically and is playing shows in the New England area to promote her sophomore album, Only Roses, which was released in May 2016.
Annabelle Lord-Patey is the teenage daughter of '90s indie folk busker Mary Lou Lord and roots/rockabilly artist Kevin Patey (Jittery Jack, Raging Teens). Her anticipated debut album, Polaris, drops in the summer of 2016. Blending '60s folk sensibilities with an aching amount of Elliott Smith, Lord-Patey has created her own haunting version of indie folk. An accomplished guitar player and burgeoning songwriter, her music has been described by the New Yorker as "striking," by Rolling Stone as "the show's standout," and by Billy Bragg as music that "has a lovely, knowing quality."
Matt Minigell is a Boston-based songwriter, musician, and busker. Minigell began his time in the Boston music scene playing on the punk circuit while writing, touring, releasing several records with Left Hand Blue, and attending high school. After hearing the music of Elliott Smith, he fell in love with the spooky, less-explored side of pop music. It inspired him to cobble together a home recording setup and begin making records on his own as an independent artist.
This is Annabelle Lord-Patey's record release party.