Thursday, February 2nd at Jack's Patio Bar & Grill:
No Justice - Here's their bio:
No Justice hails from a rather small place on the map, Stillwater, OK, known for spawning large talent like Jimmy LaFave, Garth Brooks, The Great Divide and fellow Smith Entertainment Artists Cross Canadian Ragweed, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure and Jason Boland & The Stragglers. Having been a fixture in Stillwater since 2001, No Justice has developed a large following across Oklahoma and Texas, averaging more than 200 shows a year, and leading to the band’s signing in 2005 by national Nashville booking agency, Buddy Lee Attractions.
As it is with any good organic creation, there is an aging process that needs to occur in order to harvest the perfect blend. Country-rock tones weave in and out of the band’s solid new self-titled release, thanks in part to recent recruit Brandon Jackson on vocals/rhythm guitar, and the brothers Payne: Tony on bass and Jerry on lead guitar.
Tunes like “Never Come Back” and “Bend But Don’t Break” lead with the Southern Rock badge of authority but give way to the funk fusion prowess of drummer/percussionist, Armando Lopez. Lopez shines on “Don’t Walk Away” providing smooth groovy touches in all the right places, and on “Breathe,” a melodically addicting ballad alive with pop essence and a funk pulse. Steve Rice tops it all off with acoustic overlays and a vocal concoction brewed from a little grit and a lot of soul. The album is produced by JJ Lester of Stillwater’s The Great Divide and Grammy Award-winning engineer, Eric Delegard.
The road leading up to No Justice’s much-anticipated 2006 release is well decorated with media acclaim, radio airplay and a quickly growing fan base that has attracted a ceaseless tour schedule. Sponsored by Budweiser True Music®, No Justice will soon be appearing at a venue near you. Visit www.nojustice.com or www.smithmusic.com for upcoming tour dates, band information and sound samples.