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

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