With 2 full length albums, a couple of critically acclaimed covers, and original songs that have been featured in many television shows (such as House, Parenthood, Californication), folk rock artist Lissie has already established a solid career on the music circuit.
Born and raised in Illinois, Elisabeth “Lissie” Maurus learned from an early age the importance of music in her life. After getting expelled from high school and dropping out of college, Lissie began to really pursue her musical career. After opening for several acts such as Joshua Radin and Lenny Kravitz, Lissie finally released her first full length album, Catching a Tiger. Receiving positive reviews and attention, Lissie’s style has been referred to as “bluesy” and “brilliant,” with a voice that echoes Stevie Knicks and Bobbie Gentry.
With her first album under her belt, Lissie gained attention as a prominent up and coming artist. But it wasn’t only through her original songs, which could be heard on several television shows, to warrant attention, but her covers as well. Her takes on such hits as “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac), “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin), and “Bad Romance” (Lady Gaga) have been described as “breathtaking.”
On October 8th of this year, Lissie released her second studio album, Back to Forever. Still maintaining positive reviews, her sound has somewhat shifted towards fist pumping anthem songs. After releasing this new album, with “Shameless,” “Further Away,” and “Sleepwalking” as singles, Lissie hits the road again.
Catch Lissie tomorrow, Dec 11th, at the House of Blues.