Johanna is a native Houstonian, with a musical background that traces back to her early childhood. She began paino lessons at around 6 years of age. In Johanna's early teens she discovered a love for muiscal theatre, and performed frequently all over Houston. It was not until 2003 when she met Don Russell now husband and local houston musician that she discovered her song wiriting ability. They together formed a band The Ne Plus Ultra in 2006.Now with The Blue Sputnik. With this project she is showing a little different side of her musical abilities. Johanna's musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and all things from the "Golden Age". Johanna is simply put, an old soul.