RI native Lissie to release new record, make Leno appearance


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Posted Online: Sept. 24, 2013, 6:33 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Rock Island native and indie-rock darling Lissie Maurus will release her new studio album, "Back to Forever," on Oct. 8 and perform on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Oct. 9.

The 12-song record is her first full-length studio release since her acclaimed 2010 debut, "Catching a Tiger." It was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (R.E.M., Bloc Party, Snow Patrol) and recorded in Los Angeles.

Lissie will go on tour in October and November in Europe to promote the album, and will kick off the U.S. leg of her tour Nov. 22 in Boston. The closest she will play to the Quad-Cities is a Nov. 29 gig at Park West in Chicago.

A description of "Back to Forever" on amazon.com says the disc "sees Lissie return on blistering form, writing a collection of stunningly frank and beautifully crafted tracks showcasing her captivating and heartfelt voice, which has never sounded better." For more information, visit lissie.com.




















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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