“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 - `Rope the Wind` by Nick Justice (lz)
If Nick Justice’s career has found him lurking below the radar, it’s only because he’s the one that initially put the brakes on.
Music Review - `The Road Not Taken` by Nick Justice
There is something in Nick Justice’s graveled voice and accustomed, unrushed folk strumming that screams classic.
John B. Moore
Music Review - `The Dance at Dawn ` by Nick Justice
This is singer-songwriter Nick Justice’s fifth album, and the third that this writer has covered on these pages. Yes, Justice has his usual themes of love gone wrong, misfits and the downtrodden.