"Lissie Maurus was raised in the riverside town of Rock Island, IL, and she drew upon those blue-collar Midwestern origins to create her own form of indie folk music. The granddaughter of an international barbershop quarter champion, she grew up singing in theater productions, eventually picking up the guitar and playing her own songs at local coffeeshops as a teenager. Lissie was also something of a rebel; she got thrown out of high school during her senior year, spent a brief period at Colorado State University, relocated to Paris for a semester, and eventually ditched college altogether to pursue her music career. Returning to the U.S., Lissie headed west and settled in Los Angeles, where she became a fixture on the local venue circuit and landed a national tour opening for Lenny Kravitz.

Lissie's music had already appeared on shows like The O.C., Veronica Mars, and House by the time she moved to California, and she widened her fan base by launching a weekly songwriter's circle at her local bar, Crane's Hollywood Tavern, and releasing a self-titled EP. Things truly began picking up speed in 2009, though, when Lissie released the dusky Why You Runnin' and toured the country alongside Ray LaMontagne. Part of the Why You Runnin' EP had been recorded in the U.K., and she returned there in early 2010 to promote the release of her first full-length album, Catching a Tiger. Although she also made several appearances in America -- including a standout performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and a single date with the rebooted Lilith Fair -- Lissie spent most of her time touring Europe, where her debut record was released in June. An American release followed in August, courtesy of Fat Possum Records." - Andrew Leahey, AllMusicGuide

Vance Joy

Things just keep getting better for Melbourne singer-songwriter, Vance Joy. Today, Liberation is pleased to announce that the artist's second Northcote Social Club show has sold out, with a third (and final) show added and on-sale now to keep up with demand. The new show will take place in the evening on April 28, following an earlier matinee performance.

Vance Joy's debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing is out now. The release of the EP has been met by a wave of praise from all areas of the globe, with local and international audiences falling in love with his stirring song-writing and exquisite vocals.

In addition, current single Riptide continues to win hearts all over, with more than 125,000 plays on Soundcloud alone. The quirky video for the track, courtesy of producer-extraordinaire Dimitri Basil (Flight Facilites, The Grates, The Holidays) has just been unveiled. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ_1HMAGb4k.

The upcoming performances will offer many people their first taste of Vance Joy performing with a full band. There are still tickets available for his Brisbane and Sydney shows. But act quickly.

We'll have more exciting news to share soon, so stay tuned!

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