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Lissie Maurus was raised in the riverside town of Rock Island, Illinois, and she drew upon those blue-collar Midwestern origins to create her own form of indie folk music. The granddaughter of an international barbershop quartet champion, she grew up singing in theater productions, eventually picking up the guitar and playing her own songs at local coffee shops as a teenager. Lissie was also something of a rebel; she got thrown out of high school during her senior year, spent a brief period at Colorado State University, relocated to Paris for a semester, and eventually ditched college altogether to pursue her music career. Returning to the U.S., Lissie headed west and settled in Los Angeles, where she became a fixture on the local venue circuit and landed a national tour opening for Lenny Kravitz. Lissie's music had already appeared on shows like The O.C., Veronica Mars, and House by the time she moved to California, and she widened her fan base by launching a weekly songwriter's circle at her local bar, Crane's Hollywood Tavern, and releasing a self-titled EP. Things truly began picking up speed in 2009, though, when Lissie released the dusky Why You Runnin' (partly recorded in the U.K.) and toured the country alongside Ray LaMontagne. Although she also made several appearances in America -- including a standout performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and a single date with the rebooted Lilith Fair -- Lissie spent most of her time touring Europe, where her debut record, Catching a Tiger, was released in June. An American release followed in August, courtesy of Fat Possum Records. Featuring production from a handful of artists including Jacquire King, Julian Emery, and Ed Harcourt, Catching a Tiger built upon Lissie's folkie California sound with a commercial appeal that helped land it in the Top Five of the U.S. Billboard Folk Albums chart and number 12 on the U.K. Albums chart. After an extensive period touring, particularly in the U.K., Lissie returned to the studio in 2012 with producer Garrett "Jacknife" Lee -- who had also produced albums for Snow Patrol and Robbie Williams -- to work on a follow-up. In October 2013, Lissie delivered her second full-length album, the glossy, '80s soft rock-influenced Back to Forever. The covers EP Cryin' to You followed a year later. In 2016, Lissie released her third studio effort, the Curt Schneider-produced My Wild West. Recorded in Los Angeles, Ojai, and Nashville, the album had a moody, noir-ish feel. It debuted at 16 in the U.K. and 171 on Billboard and was followed in the autumn by Live at Union Chapel. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   When I'm Alone
  3.   In Sleep
  4.   Everywhere I Go
  5.   Little Lovin'
  6.   Cuckoo
  7.   Wedding Bells
  8.   Shameless
  9.   Oh Mississippi
  10.   Don't You Give Up on Me
  11.   Further Away (Romance Police)
  12.   Pursuit of Happiness
  13.   Games People Play
  14.   Go Your Own Way
  15.   Boyfriend
  16.   The Habit
  17.   Here Before
  18.   Look Away
  19.   The Ship Song
  20.   They All Want You
  21.   Nothing Else Matters
  22.   My Wild West Overture
  23.   Go for a Walk
  24.   What's It Like
  25.   River
  26.   Daughters
  27.   Stay
  28.   Story of My Life
  29.   Mother
  30.   Stranger
  31.   Sun Keeps Risin'
  32.   Hold On, We're Going Home
  33.   Sleepwalking
  34.   You Are My Sunshine
  35.   Electric Eye
  36.   Wild West
  37.   Bully
  38.   Ojai
  39.   Shroud
  40.   Together or Apart
  41.   Hollywood
  42.   Hero
  43.   Back to Forever
  44.   Can't Take It Back
  45.   Cold Fish
  46.   I Bet on You
  47.   Love in the City
  48.   Mountaintop Removal
  49.   I Don't Wanna Go to Work
  50.   No Sense At All
  51.   All Be Okay
  52.   Brightside
  53.   Bad Romance
  54.   Worried About
  55.   To Ramona
  56.   On My Chest
  57.   First To Say Goodbye
  58.   Push On Through
  59.   Loosen the Knot
  60.   Shroud / Go For A Walk
  61.   Let It Shine
  62.   Record Collector

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