In some way, the thunderous, wailful vocals of Carrie Akre became shed within the deluge of Seattle’s male-dominated grunge works. In the first ’90s, Akre was the business lead vocalist of Hammerbox, a potent alternate rock clothing with acoustic guitar hooks as razor-sharp as Nirvana’s but minus the record label press the group deserved. In August 1993, Hammerbox performed at Endfest in Washington Condition to an viewers greater than 14,000 enthusiasts, posting the stage with well-known college-radio favorites like X, Sociable Distortion, plus they MAY BE Giants. Nevertheless, A&M Records needed a hit through the music group. When Hammerbox didn’t deliver, the group was fallen. It was the start of Akre’s problems with main labels, one which would motivate her to start out her personal label, Good-Ink Information. After Hammerbox split, Akre shaped Goodness in 1994. Goodness’ self-titled 1st album premiered on Lava, an imprint of Atlantic Information, however the label ultimately folded. Goodness documented their second LP, Anthem, for Epic Information in 1998; nevertheless, insufficient promotion wiped out its possibility to be successful and Goodness disbanded. In 1999, Akre became a member of the Rockfords with guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Rick Friel (vocals), and ex-Goodness people Danny Newcomb (bass) and Chris Friel (drums). Akre released her single debut, House, in 2000.