in conversation: lissie
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010

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It's no wonder Lissie Maurus titled her debut album Catching A Tiger. The last year or so has probably felt something like taming a wild beast...making the impossible, possible. From Mississippi roots in Rock Island Illinois to the dry heat of the Californian desert-scape, Lissie's letting dusty Americana riffs, deep soulful vocals and sometimes surprisingly poppy tendencies lead her to the kind of places I doubt she thought much about when she first picked up a guitar. Right now, that means England...her home base over the last few months. In this exclusive interview with the budding young musician we also learn a little bit about some of the inspirations that fuel her heartfelt music, and the experiences that have rained upon her as a result. - David Pitz






Catching a Tiger is out now via Fat Possum Records. Lissie's got an deep slate of live dates on the horizon. Take a gander at the full list below.
Lissie On Tour:
Sep 6 - Open House Festival - Belfast
Sep 7 - Academy 2 - Dublin, Dublin, IE
Sep 8 - Open House Festival - Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 10 - Bestival - New Band Stage - Isle Of Wight, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 11 - Liverpool University - Liverpool
Sep 12 - 02 Academy - Leeds, West Yorks, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 13 - HMV Hammersmith Apollo - London, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 15 - Corn Exchang - Edinburgh, Midlothian, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 16 - De Montfort Hall - Leicester UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 17 - Guildhall - Portsmouth, Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 20 - Lido - Berlin, GERMANY
Sep 21 - Luxor - Kln, GERMANY
Sep 22 - 59:1 - mnchen, GERMANY
Sep 23 - Harterei - Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Sep 26 - KNUST - Hamburg, GERMANY
Sep 29 - John Dee - Oslo, NORWAY
Sep 30 - USF Verftet - Bergen, NORWAY
Oct 6 - Great American Music HallSan Francisco, CA
Oct 7 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
Oct 9 - ACL Music Festival - Austin, TX
Oct 9 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Oct 10 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
Oct 11 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Oct 13 - Bluebird Theate - Denver, CO
Oct 15 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 - Redstone Room @ River Music - Davenport, IA
Oct 17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Oct 19 - El Mocambo Club - Toronto, ONT, CANADA
Oct 20 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Oct 21 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 22 - Hiro Ballroom - New York, NY
Oct 23 - T.T. the Bear's - Cambridge, MA
Oct 26 - Oran Mor - Glasgow,UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 27 - Academy 2 - Manchester, GB, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 28 - Thekla - SOLD OUT - Bristol,UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 30 - Waterfront - Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 31 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 1 - Heaven - London, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 7 - Academy - Dublin, x, IRELAND
Dec 8 - ABC - Glasgow,UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 10 - Northumbria University - Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 11 - Academy - Leicester, GB
Dec 13 - Shepherds Bush Empire London, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 14 - Academy 1 - Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 15 - Academy 2 - Liverpool,UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 17 - Junction - Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 18 - Leadmill - Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 19 - Concorde 2 - Brighton,UNITED KINGDOM

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