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Vanessa Silberman (Los Angeles, CA) and Carissa Johnson (Boston, MA)

Vanessa Silberman is a Los Angeles based Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter and was the founding member of the LA band Diamonds Under Fire. She also is a Record Producer / Engineer, an independent A&R and has a Artist Development Label called A Diamond Heart Production.

Vanessa's live shows and music has been compared to the raw bare bones rock 'n roll of Nirvana & The Ramones along with the appeal of Liz Phair & Chrissie Hynde, authenticity of classic artists such as Patti Smith, Neil Young & the pop sensibilities of commercial radio artists such as Paramore. Vanessa often tours solo or has featured other musicians/players & more recently Reed Mullin, drummer of Corrosion of Conformity & Producer/Musician Mikel Ross have been backing her as the Vanessa Silberman Band.

Boston 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 her band The Cure-Alls, now in promotion of their third full-length release, "Talk Talk Talk."

Earlier Event: April 14
Fresh Burn Band (Columbia, IL)
Later Event: April 15
Coleman Hughes Project

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