Elisabeth "Lissie" Maurus (born 21 November, 1982 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA), is a folk rock
artist and Paste Magazine's #1 best new solo artist of 2010. She released her debut EP, "Why You Runnin'", in November 2009. Her debut album, Catching a Tiger, was released in June 2010. Lissie was born and raised in Rock Island - her father is a physician and her mother is an interior designer. She was interested in singing and music from an early age.