Carrie Akre has over 25 years experience in the music world. She is the lead singer of the bands Hammerbox, Goodness, The Rockfords (with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam), the VIPs ( with Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens) and a solo artist. She has been signed to independent and major labels such as CZ, A&M, Atlantic, Epic and Immortal Records. After experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry Akre started her own label, Good-Ink Records with Goodness band member Garth Reeves. She release her first solo debut, HOME on Good-Ink. Goodness disbanded. In 1999 and Akre joined the Rockfords with guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Rick Friel (vocals), and ex-Goodness members Danny Newcomb (bass) and Chris Friel (drums). Akre then went on to release solo works under her own label, My Way Records. She has taught classes at EMP, Rain City Rock Girls, Continuing Education and in independent venues. She has a deep belief that everyone has a right to be creative and come to the table!