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Lissie

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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 featured an introspective, noir-ish rootsiness. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Lissie

    Fresh 40

    Fresh 40
    1 song

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    2 songs

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    1 song

    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.   Pursuit of Happiness
  9.   Shameless
  10.   Oh Mississippi
  11.   Games People Play
  12.   Go Your Own Way
  13.   Don't You Give Up on Me
  14.   Further Away (Romance Police)
  15.   Together or Apart
  16.   Shroud
  17.   The Habit
  18.   Here Before
  19.   Stranger
  20.   Love in the City
  21.   Bully
  22.   Stay
  23.   Hollywood
  24.   My Wild West Overture
  25.   Wild West
  26.   Push On Through
  27.   Bad Romance
  28.   Nothing Else Matters
  29.   Loosen the Knot
  30.   Record Collector
  31.   Sun Keeps Risin'
  32.   Story of My Life
  33.   What's It Like
  34.   Back to Forever
  35.   Can't Take It Back
  36.   Cold Fish
  37.   I Bet on You
  38.   Mountaintop Removal
  39.   I Don't Wanna Go to Work
  40.   Sleepwalking
  41.   They All Want You
  42.   No Sense At All
  43.   On My Chest
  44.   All Be Okay
  45.   Stairway To Heaven
  46.   Let It Shine
  47.   The Ship Song
  48.   Look Away
  49.   Daughters
  50.   Hero
  51.   To Ramona
  52.   Hold On, We're Going Home
  53.   Electric Eye
  54.   First To Say Goodbye
  55.   Brightside
  56.   Worried About
  57.   You Are My Sunshine
  58.   Ojai
  59.   Mother
  60.   Go for a Walk
  61.   [CD-ROM Track]
  62.   Oh Mississippi [Live at the Flowerpot, Kentish
  63.   The Longest Road
  64.   What It's Like
  65.   Drive
  66.   Happiness Runs

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