I enjoy getting free things in the mail. Especially when the free things are CDs, and especially when the free things are good CDs! That is what I found in my mailbox when I got home from the office today. The CD is titled “2nd Avenue.” The band is No Justice.
The 10-track CD from this Texas based band was a bit of a mix for me. I heard some country, and I heard a little bit of country-rock, and some guitar that I really didn’t understand in the song “WW III” – but keep in mind, I’m old. For the most part, I heard good musicians, talented vocalists, music that was easy to listen to, and all-in-all, a very good album. Here are the kids who make up No Justice: Steve Rice – Vocals; Cody Patton – Lead Guitar; Jerry Payne – Rhythm Guitar; Joey Trevino – Bass Guitar; and, Armando Lopez – Drums
No Justice has already had radio success from the first two singles off 2nd Avenue both peaking at number 2 on the Texas Music Chart. ‘Love Song’ had a chart run of 23 weeks and after 14 weeks ‘Just Get Going’ is still charting. The band filmed a video for ‘Just Get Going’ which has been added to CMT.com and has had thousands of hits on the No Justice official YouTube Channel.
Following up two radio hits off of their latest Carved Records release, 2nd Avenue, country-rockers No Justice will release their third single to radio ‘Gone Ain’t Far Enough’. The song, which hits airwaves February 28th, is a turn to their country roots and slows down the pace to a heartfelt waltz.
The band’s biggest inspiration is life itself and nothing is more universally relatable than the subject of heartbreak. "No matter how fast and far you get away, you can never outrun a broken heart," says vocalist Steve Rice. ‘Gone Ain’t Far Enough’ is about trying to do just that, and never truly being able to get far enough away.
“Just Get Going,”which they’ve already released in Texas; “Goin’ Nowhere;” “4 Moe Minutes;” and the slower “Gone Ain’t Far Enough,” which is the one they will be releasing to radio on Feb. 28th, are my favorite songs on the CD – and they’re the ones that sound most like what I’m used to hearing on my favorite country radio station.
If you’re in Texas or Oklahoma, and would like to see these guys perform live – you’re in luck. All the show dates on their schedule right now are for those two states. But after hearing what I heard on this album, I’m sure we’ll be getting them all over the country before very long.
That will do it for my Wednesday morning. Hope you will all visit the sites for No Justice, and have a listen.