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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' and toured the country alongside Ray LaMontagne. Part of the Why You Runnin' EP had been recorded in the U.K., and she returned there in early 2010 to promote the release of her first full-length album, Catching a Tiger. 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 was released in June. An American release followed in August, courtesy of Fat Possum Records. Continuing to tour heavily and build her fan base, particularly in the U.K., Lissie continued to work with numerous groups and artists, including Snow Patrol and Robbie Williams. She returned to the studio in 2012 with producer Garrett "Jacknife" Lee -- who had also produced albums for Snow Patrol and Williams -- to record the follow-up to her acclaimed debut. In October 2013, Lissie released her second full-length album, Back to Forever. ~ 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.   Further Away (Romance Police)
  14.   The Habit
  15.   Here Before
  16.   Nothing Else Matters
  17.   Sleepwalking
  18.   Love in the City
  19.   Mother
  20.   I Bet on You
  21.   Brightside
  22.   Bully
  23.   Hold On, We're Going Home
  24.   Electric Eye
  25.   Story of My Life
  26.   Mountaintop Removal
  27.   I Don't Wanna Go to Work
  28.   They All Want You
  29.   Stairway To Heaven
  30.   The Ship Song
  31.   Bad Romance
  32.   Stranger
  33.   Record Collector
  34.   Look Away
  35.   Back to Forever
  36.   Can't Take It Back
  37.   Cold Fish
  38.   No Sense At All
  39.   First To Say Goodbye
  40.   All Be Okay
  41.   Let It Shine
  42.   You Are My Sunshine
  43.   Loosen the Knot
  44.   Worried About
  45.   Push On Through
  46.   On My Chest
  47.   What's It Like
  48.   To Ramona
  49.   [CD-ROM Track]
  50.   Oh Mississippi [Live at the Flowerpot, Kentish
  51.   The Longest Road
  52.   What It's Like
  53.   Drive
  54.   Hero
  55.   Happiness Runs
  56.   Don't You Give up on Me
  57.   Wild West
  58.   My Wild West Overture
  59.   Hollywood
  60.   Sun Keeps Risin'
  61.   Stay
  62.   Daughters
  63.   Together or Apart
  64.   Shroud
  65.   Go for a Walk
  66.   Ojai

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