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

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