Just last month, young folk singer, Lissie released her debut EP, Why You Runnin', which featured the track "Little Lovin" which has grown on me with every listen.
She had help on the five-song EP from some of her friends like, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses, the latter of which produced and played bass on the record, and also Ed Harcourt who worked on the track "Oh Mississippi." The songs were recorded at her home in Ojai, CA, and at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, and range from hand-clapping, foot-stomping numbers like the aforementioned, "Little Lovin" to country and soulful '60s pop-esque ballads, centered around her powerful and haunting raw vocals.
She'll be appearing tonight solo at The Mercury Lounge in NYC, with more tour dates scheduled opening up for Ray LaMontagne (check all the dates below).
Lissie tour schedule:
Nov 9 Mercury Lounge NYC, New York
Nov 10 Why You Runnin’Release show Oxford
Nov 11 Daytrotter Presents Rock Island, Ill.
Nov 12 The Auditorim Theater Chicago, Ill #
Nov 13 State Theatre Minneapolis, Minn #
Nov 15 Nob Hill Masonic Center San Francisco,CA #
Nov 17 Ellie Caulkin Opera House Denver, Co #
Nov 18 Ellie Caulkin Opera House Denver, Co #
Nov 20 Orpheum Los Angeles, California #
Nov 21 Orpheum Los Angeles, California #
Nov 22 Orpheum Los Angeles, California #
Nov 24 KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Santa Monica, Ca
Nov 24 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 27 Slowdown Jr. w/ A.A. Bondy Omaha, Neb
Nov 28 Mojo’s w/ A. A. Bondy Columbia, Missouri
Dec 2 Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen London
Dec 3 Lock Tavern London
Dec 4 Wilmington Arms London
Feb 21 Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song Miami, Florida
# w/ Ray LaMontagne