Desperados Under The Eaves: A Tour of L.A.’s Best Songwriter Haunts

[caption id="attachment_145248" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Sunday afternoon jam at the Grand Ole Echo.[/caption] With its supportive, close-knit roots music community, L.A. is one of the most exciting cities for a young singer-songwriter to live in, but it’s not easy. Being in the backyard of the nation’s entertainment industry means there are hundreds of options for music, art, and entertainment on any given night, so an emerging songwriter is bound to feel lost and anonymous during the early stages of their career. But there are plenty of upsides to having so much of the music industry nearby. For one thing, you always might be playing for someone who can change your life. That’s what happened when Lissie moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to make it as a singer-songwriter.The young singer ended up meeting her manager, and landing a record deal, after getting noticed at one of her first ever gigs in the city. “When I moved to L.A., I didn’t have a clue, I just thought I was going to get a record deal. I never viewed it as a long-shot, so by thinking that getting a record deal was an easy thing that could happen I just manifested scenarios…

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