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Lissie Biography

Lissie (born Lissie Maurus, 1982)

Lissie is an American folk-rock singer who rose to fame with the release of her 2010 album Catching a Tiger.

Lissie: Childhood & Early Musical Career

Lissie was born to an interior designer mother and a physician father in Rock Island, Illinois. At the age of nine, she played the title role in the musical Annie.

After being expelled from high school, she eventually studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, during which time she gigged frequently, opening for bands that were playing in town.

Lissie collaborated with DJ Harry on a song entitled 'All My Life', which was used on a variety of TV shows such as House, Wildfire and Veronica Mars.

In 2008, Lissie was invited by Lenny Kravitz to open for him on his Love Revolution tour and later on that year, another song that she had written, 'The Longest Road' (with DJ Morgan Page).

Lissie's EP 'Why You Runnin'?' was produced by Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses. The British songwriter Ed Harcourt co-wrote the song 'Oh Mississippi' from the EP.

At the start of 2010, Lissie toured the UK with Joshua Radin from Ohio. After signing with Columbia Records, Lissie's debut album, Catching A Tiger was released in June 2010 and was produced by Jacquire King.

Lissie: Personal Life

Lissie lives in Ojai, California, choosing to be close to LA, but not near the congested centre. In her interviews, Lissie has professed to be a fan of writers such as JK Rowling and Philip Pullman.

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The Latest Lissie News

Snow Patrol Announce New Single

22nd July 2011

Snow Patrol have announced their new single, 'Called Out in the Dark'.The track is a preview of the 'Chasing Cars'...

Bon Jovi's Marathon Hard Rock Calling Performance

26th June 2011

Bon Jovi thrilled fans with an epic three hour performance at Hard Rock Calling festival in London last night (25.06.11).The...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

10th May 2011

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

10th May 2011

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

9th May 2011

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been...

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Lissie Reviews

Lissie - Catching A Tiger Album Review

2nd August 2010

Since landing the lead role in 'Annie' at the age of nine it would seem...

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Lissie Festivals

Hangout Festival

16th May 2014

Austin City Limits

3rd October 2014

Bumbershoot

30th August 2014

Hard Rock Calling

29th June 2012

RockNess

8th June 2012

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The Latest Lissie Press Releases

Lissie Announces 2013 October UK Tour

12th August 2013

As the countdown continues to the release of her highly anticipated second album, 'Back...

Lissie Announces New Album 'Back To Forever' Released Out September 9th 2013

5th July 2013

Since the release of her critically acclaimed 2010 debut album 'Catching a Tiger'...

Lissie Announces New Album 'Back To Forever' Out September 9th 2013

27th June 2013

Since the release of her critically acclaimed 2010 debut album 'Catching a Tiger', expectation...

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