Thursday, January 24
Longtime NoCo music fans have to remember the gorgeous songstress who was simply known as Lissie, sorta like Cher, or Madonna, or Rupaul, but with more granola.
This would've been, like, five years ago now. She came out of relative nowhere, playing solo-acoustic, original material at open mics, like everyone else, but then she blew up locally. Lissie even headlined the Aggie. I dare anyone to name another solo, acoustic, folky local artist to headline the Aggie. One has to wonder if her obvious hotness had something to do with it.
Well, Lissie had stars in her eyes and left our dear hamlet to pursue dreams bigger than the Choice City. Now, apparently, she lives in Hollywood, and Lenny Kravitz (or his people) asked her to go his way, on tour. Her MySpace page makes no mention of Fort Collins, the Aggie, or anything NoCo related. Clearly, she has forgotten her roots. And her music — it sounded better before some big-time producer slicked it up to sound like the marketable crap everyone else is shilling. Or did it? I can't really remember.