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Lissie Sets EP Release


09/18/2009
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(PR) Lissie, a young songwriter from Rock Island, IL, will release a new EP, Why You Runnin', November 10th, 2009 on Fat Possum Records.

Why You Runnin' is a five-song introduction to Lissie and pivots around her big, achingly raw and evocative voice. The songs range from the¬¬¬ hand-clapping, foot-stomping spirited opener "Little Lovin'" to the poignant country cover "Wedding Bells" to the haunting, soulful '60s pop-esque ballads "Everywhere I Go" and "Here Before". These tracks were recorded at her current home in Ojai, CA, and at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, with her friend Bill Reynolds (of Band of Horses, who also produced and plays bass on the songs alongside his bandmate Tyler Ramsey, who guests on guitar for some tracks). The hymn-like "Oh Mississippi" was recorded with Ed Harcourt last fall, when Lissie was far from home in London, England.

Lissie, born and raised beside the Mississippi River in the heartland, is a truly Midwestern, nature- and solitude-loving girl whose musical path started in high school with a guitar and skills self-taught. Performances at coffee shops in her hometown and Chicago, IL, soon progressed to open mics and regular gigs in Fort Collins, CO, and in Paris, France. Eventually, Lissie landed in the Los Angeles area, where she first sold honey at farmers' markets to support herself and also helped to create the 'Beachwood Rockers' Society', a weekly music residency in Hollywood. She has toured with Badly Drawn Boy, among others, as well.

Lissie will open for Ray LaMontagne on select dates this November, with more touring news to be announced soon. Her current itinerary is below.

Lissie tour dates:

OCT. 8 LOS ANGELES, CA THE TROUBADOUR
NOV. 1 ATLANTA, GA FOX THEATER*
NOV. 7 PHILADELPHIA, PA TOWER THEATER*
NOV. 12 CHICAGO, IL THE AUDITORIUM THEATER*
NOV. 13 MINNEAPOLIS, MN STATE THEATRE*
NOV. 15 SAN FRANCISCO, CA NOB HILL MASONIC CENTER*
NOV. 17 DENVER, CO ELLIE CAULKIN OPERA HOUSE*
NOV. 18 DENVER, CO ELLIE CAULKIN OPERA HOUSE*
NOV. 20 LOS ANGELES, CA ORPHEUM THEATRE*
NOV. 21 LOS ANGELES, CA ORPHEUM THEATRE*
NOV. 22 LOS ANGELES, CA ORPHEUM THEATRE*

Full track listing for Why You Runnin':

1. Little Lovin'
2. Wedding Bells
3. Oh Mississippi
4. Everywhere I Go
5. Here Before



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