Jon Justice Band

Jon Justice Band

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Rock, sensual soul and heartfelt blues are the first things that comes to mind to describe the Jon Justice Band. This emerging trio is constantly testing the waters of blues fusion/hybrid music. They build innovatively on their bedrock of influencers while always pushing towards fresh expression.

Biography

Jon Justice was born in the Chicago, Illinois, area in 1982. His first formal music performance experience came as a teenager, when he toured nationally with bluegrass and Gospel groups. In 1999, he acted upon the visceral effect such music has had on him since his youth: acknowledging its inhabiting of his soul and seeking to be among people who shared deeply felt musical sensibilities, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee.

Using that musically rich city as both his inspiration and his base of operations, Justice joined with veteran pianist of Percy Sledge and Exile fame, Steven Bowen, to form The Recipe. They then toured together between 2000 and 2003, doing literally hundreds of shows and turning thousands of people onto the emerging sound of Jon Justice.

His debut CD, Forget About Time:
His extensive touring, combined with five years of life experience, enabled Justice to forge a truly distinctive sound. Philip Wolfe, producer of bands such as Alabama, Trick Pony, and Dickey Betts, came on board at that time to work with Justice, and joining them was Memphis Horn Wayne Jackson, contributor to the outstanding music of such industry forces as Otis Redding, Elvis, Aerosmith, and Aretha Franklin, and harmonica wiz Jason Ricci. Working in concert, they crafted the well-received debut Justice album, Forget About Time, which released in June 2004.

Forget About Time is surprisingly diverse and deeply delightful, combining two hallmarks that define the Jon Justice sound: The first is the depth and breadth of musicality that can evoke many influences at the same time it is deeply original—unusual in one so young. The second is his ability to engender musical experiences that range from rousing anthem-like compositions that are rhythmically and lyrically irresistible, to honest, intimate songs that recall the private meditations and intimate moments shared between individuals.

In support of the release of Forget About Time, Justice toured from state to state, doing what he loves to do best—perform for live audiences.

A truly consummate performer, Justice walks from the sidewalk to the stage without breaking stride, bringing with him an authentic joy in his music that never fails to energize his shows—and his audience. With each show, Justice’s easy presence and resonant musical style creates a bond with his listeners; the result is a live show experience that surpasses human-scale expectations and that is amazing and unforgettable—particularly when it emanates from one so young.

In the course of his performing career thus far, Justice has opened for Derek Trucks, Tinsley Ellis, Watermelon Slim, Silvertide and Indigenous and he has played with such music luminaries including Buddy Guy, the Memphis Horns, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The evolution of the Jon Justice sound:
As Justice approaches the quarter-century mark in his life, his music continues to evolve as his life experiences expand. Already possessed of soulfulness that belies his youth, Justice is constantly exploring musical influences and expanding his repertoire of skills.

Thus the “Jon Justice Sound?is always pushing outward to fresh expression, reverberating as it does with Justice’s singular take on the events of the day and building innovatively on the bedrock of influencers to the Justice musical juggernaut: hard rock, sensual soul, and heartfelt blues.

One thing, however, always stays the same: the undeniable talent of Jon Justice and the incomparable thrill of his music. Rousing, touching, irreverent, and always exciting, the Jon Justice sound is not something you simply listen to; it’s something you experience—just as Justice himself did when he wrote it and does every time he performs it.

What others are saying about Jon Justice:

“The kid can flat-out play! -Buddy Guy, legendary blues and rock guitarist

“I am so proud of this record. Jon is a singer, songwriter, and performer—all in one package. Phillip Wolfe, producer

“Jon is such a talented kid with such a bright future. The live shows are just great! - Wayne Jackson, The Memphis Horns

“Terrific live performer. One of the most talented performers I’ve ever seen. Pat McManigal, critic, The Memphis Star

Contact Info: Derek Wheeler
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513-543-0830

Website
http://www.jonjustice.com
www.myspace.com/jonjusticeband

Discography
2004 Forget About Time

Lyrics

Forget About Time

Written By: Jon Justice

Forget about time
Forget about the reasons
Forget about time
Forget about the seasons

Just think about love, love
Think About love

Forget about how it feels
Forget about the dirty deals
Forget about all of the pain
Forget about everything

Just think about love, love
Think about love

We've got to keep it together, even when times get bad
Because this life ain't gonna' last forever
Remember the good time that you had

Forget about the complications
Forget about the aggrevations
Forget about who ain't right
Forget about black and white

Just think about love, love
Think about love...

That's Alright

Written By: Jon Justice

That's Alright

Written by: Jon Justice

I'm tired of your lying, I'm tired of your cheating
I'm tired of your spying , I'm tired of your leaving
Tired of your tricks and your so-called friends
I'm tired of you playing me
This might be the end

That's alright, that's just fine
That's alright, that's just fine

You can do what you want to me
Why can't you see
Why can't you say what you mean
And mean what you say
Naturally

That's alright, that's just fine
That's alright, that's just fine

I'm not too much on telling you these things
Baby before you go, give me back that diamond ring
Already messing with my head
Please don't step on my heart

That's alright, that's just fine
That's alright, that's just fine

That's alright, that's just fine
That's alright, that's just fine

Chains of Love

Written By: Jon Justice


Written by: Jon Justice

By myself, on this lonely night
I don't know, if you'll ever see the light
Still I wait, like I always do
It's a big old world
But baby girl there's so few
Who do what I do

At least I'm alive
And I'm free
But these chains of love
Still drag behind me

Too many times, I've cried myself to sleep
Too many times, I've gotten way too deep
But these eyes have miles, these tears I can't keep
So here I go
I've got to keep myself free
Keep on free.

At least I'm alive
And I'm free
But these chains of love
Still drag behind me

At least I'm alive
And I'm free
But these chains of love
Still drag behind me

Discography

"Forget About Time" - released June 2004, produced by Phillip Wolfe (Alabama, Trick Pony, Dickey Betts) 14 track EP

Streaming play at www.jonjustice.com