Lissie performs in The Current studio

Lissie performs "Record Collector" live on 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  1. Listen Lissie In-studio Performance

    Jul 10, 2012

Illinois-born, California-based singer-songwriter Lissie (born Elisabeth Maurus) earned breakout success with her debut album Catching a Tiger, a searing collection of bluesy pop and indie folk powered by the songstress' immense vocal talent. Catching a Tiger spawned memorable singles like "In Sleep" and "When I'm Alone," and the singer followed it up with nearly two years of relentless international touring.

Last winter, Lissie released the EP Covered Up With Flowers, whose cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" garnered particular attention (although the singer's most famous cover may be her take on Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness," which went viral). She's set to start recording a second full-length album later this year for a 2013 release, although plans are tentative.

In the meantime, Lissie is playing a smattering of Midwest shows this summer, and found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Jill & Steve and play a few songs for the Morning Show.

Songs played: "Bully," "Record Collector," and "Pursuit of Happiness (Kid Cudi cover)."

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  • Lissie performs live in The Current studios Born Elisabeth Maurus, singer-songwriter Lissie started performing songs as the age of nine, while playing the title part in the musical "Annie." She started opening for touring bands that came through Fort Collins, Colo. when she was in college before producing her debut EP, "Why You Runnin'?," in 2007. Her powerful voice launched her career, and her debut album "Catching a Tiger" came out in the summer of 2010.
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    Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bassist for blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie.
    Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist for blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie.
    Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie.
    Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Drummer for blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie.
    Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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