For those of you yet to discover her; Lissie is a mesmerizing new artist from along the banks of the Mississippi, Rock Island, Illinois.
Following the amazing success of her Lady Gaga ‘Bad Romance’ live cover (with over 230,000 views in a little over two weeks), Lissie has made a second live cover version – this time of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ – watch it below.
Lissie lives by herself, with her dog, in a farmhouse in Ojai, California, away from the beaten & obvious track of LA’s music scene.
There are many things from her life & history that make these songs and her spirit possible, some of it in deference to that spirit: having a grandfather who was an international barbershop quartet champion, having a great-grandfather who was a train-jumping hobo on this famous Rock Island Line (the Cash song of the same name Lissie has played in hometown gigs), a father who delivered her at her birth, getting kicked out of high school, selling honey for living money upon coming to LA and an inability to separate herself from this Midwestern city where many just raise their families, get fat and die satisfied.
Lissie’s next London date is Blue Flowers on the 16th May. She also plays The Great Escape and Dot To Dot Festivals before playing two shows at Glastonbury.