Lissie, Live Session #62

by oz on December 17, 2009


In case you weren’t paying attention, Lissie (her last name is Maurus) just ended up at #2 on our best EP’s of 2009 list yesterday. To say that she has that “something” would be an understatement. She started‚  shopping her EP to labels last August and by November, the album was released on Fat Possum Records (the same label that worked with early Andrew Bird, The Black Keys, AA Bondy, etc). Since then, she’s also spent some time on tour opening for Ray Lamontagne.

Along the way, she’s starting to build quite a stir in the media. I got my first real dose of Lissie when I was driving across Nevada on my move from California to Atlanta. Her music is organic, heartfelt and incredibly soulful. She writes beautiful country-tinged songs that were like Americana comfort food as the snow capped mountains raced by outside my windows.‚  Her unassuming girl next door appearance and demeanor is sharply contrasted by her powerful voice, reminiscent of Neko Case or Emmylou Harris. She can sing with tender sensitivity (Wedding Bells) or turn into a bluesy storm (Little Lovin). Further commentary won’t really do Lissie justice. She can sing the phone book and I’ll listen.

Introduction by Lissie

Exclusive: Lissie – Wedding Bells

Exclusive: Lissie – Little Lovin (video)

Exclusive: Lissie – Watch Over Me

Download the live session with Lissie as a zip file.

Video: Lissie – Wedding Bells

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

mrs. oz December 17, 2009 at 7:34 am

I like this a lot! Thanks for sharing another great artist!

Woody December 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Just so soulful.

Vanessa December 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Tift Merritt first came to mind..

RJ December 18, 2009 at 8:29 am

If you dig her, you should also check out Caitlin Rose from Nashville. She is pretty amazing and I think they have similar sounds.

On another note, love your blog. Keep up the great work.

Andy December 18, 2009 at 8:38 am

Wow cheers for sharing. Lissie has a mesmerising voice!

Lia December 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

love love love

Aubin December 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm

If I could pick any woman’s voice on earth to have, I think it would be hers.

Window Cleaning Phoenix January 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I got introduced to Lissie from a friend and man I am so glad I did. She is natural has an amazing voice and unlike most in the industry is very talented. Cant wait for something new.

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