Lissie is a self-taught guitar player and raw blues-folk singer from Illinois. Her music career took off rather slowly but surely starting off with playing sets in bars throughout LA. In the spring of 2006, she started a weekly residency with musician friends at Crane's Hollywood Tavern in her neighbourhood, which she named Beachwood Rockers' Society. Times were hard for Lissie and she was forced to make ends meet by handing out restaurant flyers and selling honey at a local farmer's market. Eventually she recorded a five-track EP, Why You Runnin', with her friend Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses) and in London with Ed Harcourt, which Fat Possum released in November 2009. The EP caught the attention of new fans and the US press, with praise rolling in from Paste, Nylon, Filter, and Marie Claire, among others. She toured with Ray LaMontagne, A.A. Bondy, City & Colour, and The Low Anthem and won over tough critics like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and even Perez Hilton. She headed to Nashville to record with Jacquire King (who was fresh from working with the Kings of Leon) and also recorded some more with Reynolds. What came out of these sessions is the bulk of her debut album Catching A Tiger, which features 12 songs that range from bluesy-folk to unfettered pop.