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Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo / Belle of the Fall

May 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Carrie Johnson


This special show will open with Belle of the Fall, Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo will follow. Then they will all get together for a rollicking finish!

Belle of the FallAbout Belle of the Fall

Cast of Characters:

Tracy Walton- 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee Best Male Performer. An accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop.

Julia Autumn Ford- CT Music Award Nominee Best New Artist 2014 and Song of the Year 2015. Her debut solo album has gained her well deserved attention as a singer of rare talent. “It’s almost freakish how good she sings. I watched her and it was hard to process that it was actually coming out of her mouth.” Joe Michelini, River City Extension.

Weapons of choice:

Julia – The obvious choice for lead singer in any situation, acoustic guitar, yukitar, occasional melodica.

Tracy- Upright bass, harmony vocals, drums when back lined as he is not a fan of carrying things.

The Rise of Belle of the Fall:

In 2014 Tracy Walton produced Julia Autumn Ford’s debut album at his studio On Deck Sound Studio. In essence the record is somewhat the birth of Belle of the Fall, as Tracy plays all of the instruments on the record and Julia sings. Later that year they would tour the East Coast together sharing bills playing separate solo sets, with Tracy sitting in on some of Julia’s songs.

Sometimes an idea seems to simple so it takes a while for it to come to fruition. Simply put, two is often better than one. With Belle of the Fall it was as simple as an agreement of “All in.” The summer of 2015 was the right time for two forces to collide.

Carrie JohnsonAbout Carrie Johnson

“One of my earliest memories is dancing around the living room while my Dad played “Scotland The Brave” on his bagpipes, or my Mom strummed Joan Baez on guitar – my sisters and I singing along…this is the house I grew up in – lot’s of music, all the time. There was so much diversity  – Beatles, Beethoven, Bluegrass and Broadway so when people ask what my musical influences are it’s really hard to pin that down!”

Carrie Johnson is a singer/songwriter whose own music crosses several genres – pop, rock and country but always with her signature style – strong vocals, memorable melodies, story telling lyrics and dynamic rhythm guitar playing. “Usually I am the character in the song, drawing on real life experiences…”

And there is a lifetime to draw upon.  After attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Carrie headed to New York where she became a professional background and jingle singer, honing her craft as a songwriter alongside her sister Libby. They formed the critically acclaimed band 22 Brides and released five albums on the Zero Hour/Universal Record labels. After relocating to the Hartford, CT area Carrie released 3 albums and numerous singles on her label, “Gratitude Music”. She currently tours in the New England area with her band or solo, manages 4 recording artists and continues to write, produce and perform. Don’t miss seeing Carrie Johnson live!

julia-russoAbout Julia Russo

Julia Russo is a singer/songwriter from the Hartford, CT area who is quickly generating critical acclaim. Having performed since a child, Julia starting songwriting several years ago and is now releasing her first full length CD of original music. “Hearts In The Water.” Julia is a winner of the New England Pavoh award for young artists, she releases regular Youtube videos, performs in the Connecticut and New England area and will begin touring in fall of 2016.

With a truthfulness in her lyrics and unstoppable energy on stage Julia Russo will hold you captivated from song to song. Inspired by the indie-rock influences she loves, Julia Russo is a fresh and original recording artist who will leave you wanting more!!


May 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0


The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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