Carrie Akre

carrie-Akre-Live-2Carrie Akre is a musician best known for her work with Seattle underground bands Hammerbox and Goodness.

With a vocal delivery that is at once aggressive, haunting and melodic, Akre’s style of female rock-vox is comparable, yet superior, to the likes of 80s power-vixens Pat Benetar or Lita Ford, and she is one of the few women to carry that strong vocal flavour into the 1990s with the advent of grunge and the rise in popularity of alternative rock.

Since Goodness disbanded in 1998, she has contributed vocals to the project band The Rockfords (which included Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on guitar), and released three solo albums.

Akre’s solo work is a change of direction, with a more stripped back and soulful approach broadening her style as a musician. She continues to write and perform, and occasionally reunites with Goodness for live performances.

Hammerbox – Hed (music Video)


Band Title Released
Hammerbox Hammerbox 1991
Hammerbox Numb 1993
Goodness Goodness 1995
Various Artist Electricity” for School House Rock Compilation 1996
Goodness Anthem 1998
Goodness These Days 1999
The Rockfords TheRockfords 2000
Carrie Akre Home 2000
Carrie Akre Invitation 2002
Carrie Akre Live: Seattle, WA 15.11.02 2002
Carrie Akre Live: Seattle, WA 09.08.02 2002
Goodness Live Seattle 8/7/2004 2004
The Rockfords Live Seattle, WA 12/13/03 2004
Goodness Live Tacoma, 6/19/2004 2004
Goodness Live Seattle, 12/03/2004 2005
 Hammerbox Live at EMP 2005
Carrie Akre …Last the Evening 2007

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