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

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