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Released: 12.02.16





Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, aka Lissie, was all the rage about five years ago, being touted as a rival to Sheryl Crow; a rootsy, sensitive type with rock credentials, and she’s built a following without denting the charts overmuch.

She’s now back with her third album, and having retired to her native West, she’s apparently purchased a 10-acre Iowa farm, converted the barn into a recording studio, and gotten into driving a pick-up and beekeeping. You get the picture.

Unfortunately, while she has a gritty and emotional set of pipes, she’s got very little to actually say. “I could have been a hero I could have been a zero” she sings, and though she’s certainly not the latter, she has very little that makes her unique – she’s a decent country rocker alright, but without the character to hold your attention.

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