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

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