Video for ‘Daughters’ in aid of charity: water

In support of International Women’s Day on March 8th, my new song ‘Daughters’ is available for ‘pay what you want’ purchase from March 1 – 15, with proceeds donated to charity: water. Click here to donate and get your download of Daughters – and help share my message with Thunderclap –

On March 8th I will also be hosting a live stream via Facebook to discuss the partnership, perform an acoustic version of ‘Daughters’ and do a Q&A!

A few years ago, I saw the documentary “Pray The Devil Back To Hell”. In it, a woman named Leymah Gbowee united thousands of Christian and Muslim women to peacefully protest the civil war that had terrorized Liberia for 14 years! Through their efforts, they convinced then president Charles Taylor to attend peace talks with the warring factions. Through prayer, song, silent protest and non-violent means, their presence applied the pressure needed to get an agreement out of the stalled talks. This movement led to the election of Liberia’s first female president!

If you pay attention to the news, you hear about the unthinkable horror girls and women are subjected to worldwide. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager was shot in the face for asserting that girls should receive education. In some countries and cultures, young girls are sold into marriages, blamed for being raped and other atrocities. In the United States, women’s reproductive rights are governed and they make less than men for the same work.However, the strength and resilience of women is undeniable.

In writing “Daughters” I was inspired by all of these women and by my hope that united and brought into our true equal power amongst men, we can make this world a better, more peaceful and fairer place!

It seemed like the perfect fit to team up with charity water on International Women’s Day! By working with communities to provide clean, convenient and sustainable access to water, they empower women. In many communities, it is the duty of women to “carry the water”. In developing nations, women can spend hours a day walking to collect water, subjecting themselves to not only unclean water, but also to potential assault while additionally robbing them of time that could be used elsewhere. In communities with accessible clean water, women have more time for education, as well as being in leadership roles as they look over this vital aspect of their communities.

I love that my nieces’ new favorite song of mine is “Daughters”.Even though they are very young, they intuitively know to celebrate their femaleness. Every woman is a daughter and has something special to contribute to the world. I hope that they grow up in a time when their strengths and sense of self are valued! A world where all little girls can be safe, educated, respected as equals and have access to clean water!

My Wild West Is Out Now!

Hey everyone! I am very excited and proud to share my new album “My Wild West” with you! It’s a deeply personal musical chronicle of the 12 glorious years I spent in California! It is also a new chapter for me as an independent artist who’s relocated to a farm in Iowa! I was very hands on in its creation so it is especially meaningful to present it to you all! Please enjoy it as a whole and see some of your own lives in it! I love that through making and sharing music, I can touch on universal sentiments & experiences that make us all feel a little bit closer! Thank you for all of the love and support! I truly feel it and am grateful!

New Album My Wild West Out Feb 12, 2016!

I’m pleased to announce that my new album ‘My Wild West’ will be released on February 12, 2016! Check out my official Store tab for special bundles including CD & vinyl with signed prints or t-shirts, and if you pre-order the album you’ll get an instant download of my new song Hero!

On February 15th I’ll be playing an album release show in London at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire! Presale tickets are now available from my official store too!

I’m excited to share this new album with you guys!

x Lissie

Seasons Change Tour

Very excited to be adding 2 Canadian dates to my upcoming solo “Seasons Change” tour! Montreal and Toronto see you in October! Presale starts Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10am et on the gigs page:

Oct 12 – Montreal @ Theatre Fairmount
Oct 13 – Toronto @ Mod Club Theatre (presale password: lissiesolo)

UK/European Solo Tour

Lissie tour poster without finland

I am thrilled to be announcing a special solo acoustic UK/European tour this December! My “Comfort & Joy Tour”! You can catch a new album and band performances in the new year, but in the meantime I’ve enjoyed stripping things back to my roots. Acoustic guitar, strong vocals, songs old and new as well as lots of stories will be an awesome way to celebrate the holiday season. Check out cities & dates and come & join me!

Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Wednesday, August 26th at 10am GMT on the Gigs page:

Dec. 3 – Dublin @ Whelans
Dec. 4 – Edinburgh @ Liquid Room
Dec. 5 – Manchester @ Academy 2
Dec. 7 – Bristol @ Thekla
Dec. 8– London @ Union Chapel
Dec. 10 – Paris @ New Morning
Dec. 11 – Amsterdam @ Vondelkerk
Dec. 12 – Hamburg @ Gruenspan
Dec. 14 – Stockholm @ Sodra Teatern
Dec. 19 Zurich @ Bogen F

Thanks and see you out there!


US East coast solo tour dates announced!

Super happy to announce some solo acoustic US east coast dates! It’s been a real treat stripping things back and playing these intimate shows, sharing new & old songs and stories! Come join me! Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 14, at 10am et right here on the gigs page:

October 4 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
October 6 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
October 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
October 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
October 10 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall