Carrie 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)
|Various Artist||“Electricity” for School House Rock Compilation||1996|
|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|