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article imageInterview: Singer-songwriter Lissie talks Webster Hall and new CD Special

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 4, 2013 in Entertainment
Singer-songwriter Lissie opened up about her new studio album "Back To Forever," as well as her upcoming concert at New York City's Webster Hall.
Regarding the song selection process for your new CD, she remarked, "I just wrote for a year and a half and then whittled it down to 25 songs. Once I started recording it was pretty clear to me what the top 15 were and then after I had the recordings done and started messing with the track-listing, it all became clear."
When asked about her personal favorite song on the album, Lissie noted that she does not necessarily have a favorite. "I am really proud of 'They All Want You' though because of my songwriting on it and it is a nice open vocal moment on the record," she said.
Yet another tune that she loves is "Further Away," where her vocals are reminiscent to those of Stevie Nicks. "I find Stevie to be an amazing goddess," she said. "I wasn't influenced by her so much though. In my formative years I was inspired to learn guitar and write my own songs through Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette."
On September 20, Lissie played at New York Central Park's Summerstage."It was really awesome," she exclaimed. "It was a perfect late summer evening. When I was 10, I spent a summer in the city with my family and roller-bladed all over that park. To be able to return as a musician and play in it was truly something."
Lissie will be returning to New York on November 25, where she will perform live at Webster Hall. "It'll be great to be back at Webster Hall," she said. "We've played there a few times both as support and headlining. We have been doing a nice mix of our old tunes and the new ones off of 'Back To Forever.' We put our all into our live sets, so expect something fun and joyful. High energy. I also may be teaming up with a local food bank that night to collect food for shelters for Thanksgiving. So hopefully, that adds a good mood to the night."
Throughout her career, Lissie has been privileged to open for Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, which she dubbed as an "amazing" experience. "Major bragging rights," she said. "Bruce was very kind. I didn't get to meet Tom but I enjoyed both their sets. They're two of my favorites."
The songstress is taking things one day at a time. "Tour is pretty all consuming and I'll be on the road until mid December. I wanna be sure to write more from the road than I used to though and try to get another album out a lot more quickly than the second one," she said.
She revealed that there will be lots of touring and writing and she hopes to stay involved in the various causes she likes to support.
Lissie subsequently listed Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty as her two dream male duet choices. "They are legends," she said.
For her fans, Lissie stated, "Thanks for believing in and supporting me and for letting me be me. I couldn't do this without y'all."
"Come and see us live," she concluded.
For more information on singer-songwriter Lissie, visit her official website.
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