“and while his is a generally unassuming sound, the music is still seeped in sentiment and an easy, affable embrace.” -Lee Zimmerman, The Daily Ripple
Meet Nick Justice
Nick Justice hails from the Bronx, NY. He came out west in 1980 and fronted a few bands (Guns for Hire, Nick Justice Band, Chords of Fame) in the emerging cow punk era in southern California. Playing on bills with the Blasters, X, The Plimsouls, The Go Go’s, The Beat Farmers and The Bangles who were all going somewhere while he was going nowhere Justice fled to the Northwest living in Seatlle for most of the 90’s playing throughout the Northwest as a traveling troubadour for a decade mostly playing coffee houses, house concerts and juke joints. Justice came back to LA in 200o and quit the music business but never stopped writing. In 2015 he called up a few old friends like Greg Leisz, Bobby Cochrane and put out and EP “The Cry of the Street Prophet”. 4 records quickly followed in succession including 2019’s critically acclaimed “The Road Not Taken” with Richard Bredice (Jules Shear, Fallout Boy, Missiles of October, David Lindley) at the helm producing all 4 records. Justice’s newest release “Rope the Wind” charted at #1 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Folk Rock Album Chart in April 2021.
Music Review - "Stranger in My Town"
Nick Justice returns with his sixth full-length solo album, following his 2022 duet album, The Sidemen, which did quite well on several Americana charts and yielded almost 100 live gigs for the duo
Music Review - `The Road Not Taken` by Nick Justice
Nick Justice is one of those artists whose name may not be widely known but whose music seems like its been in the ether forever. Best typecast as Americana, he doesn’t opt for a carbon copy sound.
San Diego singer-songwriter Nick Justice
San Diego singer-songwriter Nick Justice has graced the music world with his latest effort. An acoustic folk and country hybrid, Nick’s influences of the various troubadours of those genres are wonderfully on display here.
“Stranger In My Town” (2023) CD Review
Nick Justice opens this album with its title track, “Stranger In My Town.” While there is something of a cheerful vibe to the music, this song tells a rather sad tale of a person becoming a stranger in his own town