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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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Stations Featuring
Lissie

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    2 songs

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song

Albums by
Lissie

Top Songs by
Lissie

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

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