Indie folk-rocker Lis Harvey (pronounced “Liz”) was created in Boston on Sept 9, 1977, and raised in New Hampshire. Her musical schooling came youthful: she researched traditional piano at age group five, then advanced to performing in movie theater at age group 11 and composing at age group 12. After departing art college in NEW YORK, she relocated to Venice, CA, to pursue her vocalist/songwriter ambitions, sketching affects from Juliana Hatfield’s pop intuition, Violent Femmes’ punchy simpleness, early Shawn Colvin folk, as well as the percussive urgency of ’80s steel rings. She honed her chops within the acoustic folk-pop world, piecing together a right now out of printing disc known as Periphery in 1998 and an EP entitled Teenager Angst on small Erlendahle Information in 1999. She after that going to Pittsburgh, PA, where she pursued an innovative writing level at Carnegie Mellon University or college. A CMU give partly funded the documenting of her following CD, Human IN THE END, documented at Duquesne Studios and in addition released on Erlendahle in 2000. In 2001 she toured thoroughly, winning a Simply Plain People music honor and obtaining a slot machine in Boston’s NeMO meeting showcase. To market her next disk, 2002’s live Topography, Harvey attempt to gain an area within the Guinness Publication of World Information for probably the most quick tour of most 50 states by way of a solo feminine musician. Traveling herself over the nation, she performed all 50 says in 60 times, establishing the record in fall 2002.