Charissa Johnson
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Charissa Johnson

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"Offbeat songstress, guitarist has lots of pluck"

Sean Piccoli – Music Writer

“…Johnson has been drawing people to the Now Art all summer with her offbeat presence and bittersweet acoustic songs. Johnson writes and plays grassroots folk-pop, songs replete with character sketches and unguarded emotion. The narrator of "Miss You" for example, stops by the house of an ex-boyfriend, only to find him keeping new company.
“Does she possess any of my silly charms?” the woman asks. In Johnson’s pealing delivery, the hurt sounds distinctly autobiographical..."
- Sun-Sentinel, August 23, 2003

"Original music thrives at CG Cafe"

Bill Meredith – Local Music
“…Her lyrics hint at another influence in Leonard Cohen, and Johnson’s impossible-to-ignore voice is what makes her most like another signature stylist and primary influence – Ani DiFranco.
Like DiFranco, Johnson can go from heart-on-her-sleeve poignancy to tongue-in-cheek cynicism in only two songs.”
- The Palm Beach Post, January 3, 2003

"Bluesy Humor"

"Expressive story-telling lyrics with rich, sweet vocals, Charissa Johnson plays with a bluesy humor that accents the reflective tones in her personalized tunes including They Come In 3's, White Chevrolet, Cold and Miss You"

- Flash Funk Finder, The Wallflower Gallery


The Comfort It Brings
Available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.
Previous Solo Demo Recordings Available:
"The Colors In You"




Charissa has written some 200 songs, her beautiful first album was produced and arranged by an all-star Miami team led by Barry Gibbs long-time collaborator, John Merchant. She has channeled her influences Leonard Cohen and Sarah McLachlan into her own formidable songwriting talent. Charissa's personal take on love and life make each song a listening experience and musical journey. Depth is the word, and music to be taken seriously is the theme. The thoughtful listener will be moved in a way that hasn't happened since the 70's.