No Justice

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No Justice
Performing live in 2008. Left to right: Jerry Payne, Steve Rice, Armando Lopez, Brandon Jackson, Joey Trevino
Background information
Origin Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country, Red Dirt, Americana
Years active 2001-2013
Labels BMI (2003-2004)
Smith Music Group (2006-2008)
Carved Records (2009-Present)
Associated acts Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure
Members Steve Rice
Tyler Paul
Alan Orebaugh
Joey Trevino
Bryce Conway
Cody Patton
Past members Tony Payne
Brandon Jackson
Justin Morris
Jerry Payne
Armando Lopez

No Justice was a Red Dirt/Texas Country band which was originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma.[1]


The band was formed in 2001.[2] It has its origins in a covers band that included Jerry Payne and two of the other original members, adopting the name No Justice.[3] They began writing original songs and recruited singer Steve Rice.[3]

In September 2007, No Justice released their first live album, Live at Billy Bob's CD/DVD, joining a long list of artists in the Live at Billy Bob's series.[4] Originally released as a limited edition CD/DVD combo, it was re-released in 2008 with the full track listing. The album included the band's more popular songs from the previous albums, as well as three new tracks, two of which were also included as studio recordings. At the end of the last track of live recording, the band included their own version of U2's "With or Without You", from the 1987 album The Joshua Tree. A cover of Ryan Adams' "Shakedown on 9th Street", from the 2000 album Heartbreaker is included, as well as a cover version of Todd Snider's "Horseshoe Lake", from the 2005 album That Was Me: Best Of. The original limited edition issue consisted of CD containing a condensed version of the live recording, as well as a DVD of the concert and bonus features, including a photo gallery and interviews with the band.

By late 2009, the group had landed a new record deal with Carved Records.[5] In 2010, the band's lineup was singer/guitarist Steve Rice, guitarist Jerry Payne, bassist Joey Treviño (who joined in 2008), drummer Armando Lopez and lead guitarist Cody Patton.[2]

2nd Avenue (2010) was more rock-oriented than their earlier work, but the band returned to their roots with America's Son (2012), produced by Dexter Green.[1][6] By 2012 the band's lineup was Rice, Patton, Lopez, vocalist/bassist Justin Morris, and keyboard player Bryce Conway.[1]

Calling it Quits[edit]

On September 5, 2013, No Justice announced via their Facebook page that the band would be splitting up. The final concert will be in October at the Wormy Dog Saloon in OKC, Oklahoma.

Musical style[edit]

While often categorized as 'Red Dirt', the band's music incorporates country, rock, R&B, blues, and funk.[2][7][8] Singer Rice described the band's sound as an "Americana-Southern Rock blend".[4]



Title Album details Tracks Peak chart
US Country US Heat
Far from Everything
  • Release date: May 7, 2003
  • Label: BMI
  • Produced by J.J Lester
  1. "Twenty Four Days" (Steve Rice) - 2:58
  2. "Only You" (Steve Rice, Chad Dorman) - 3:27
  3. "The Toast" (Steve Rice) - 3:51
  4. "House of Pain" (Steve Rice, Tony Payne) - 2:40
  5. "Feels Like Rain" (Steve Rice, Tony Payne) - 3:30
  6. "Three Verses" (Steve Rice) - 5:00
  7. "Devil's Road" (Steve Rice, Tony Payne) - 4:01
  8. "Turn To Smile" (Steve Rice) - 3:24
  9. "Far From Everything" (Steve Rice, Tony Payne) - 2:47
  10. "Self-Expression" (Steve Rice, Tony Payne) - 2:35
  11. "Shine A Light" (Steve Rice) - 3:23
  12. "Mexican Morning" (Bob Childers) - 3:23[9]
No Justice
  • Release date: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • Produced by J.J. Lester & Eric Delegard
  1. "Never Come Back" (Steve Rice) - 3:16
  2. "Don't Walk Away" (Stephen Allen Davis, Boo Hewerdine) - 4:05
  3. "Red Dress" (Steve Rice) - 3:37
  4. "Bend But Don't Break" (George DeVore) - 3:45
  5. "By My Side" (Tony Payne, Steve Rice, Brandon Jackson, Colin Boyd) - 3:27
  6. "Circles" (Edward Apphel) - 3:23
  7. "Who I Want To Be" (Eric Landes) - 3:42
  8. "Way Down" (Bobby Pinson, Jeremy Spillman) - 3:49
  9. "Breathe" (Tony Payne, Steve Rice, Jackson) - 3:08
  10. "Still Missing You" (Tony Payne, Steve Rice, Jackson) - 3:00
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  1. "Never Come Back" (Steve Rice) - 3:35
  2. "Still Missing You" (Tony Payne, Steve Rice, Brandon Jackson) - 3:00
  3. "By My Side" (Payne, Steve Rice, Jackson, Colin Boyd) - 3:44
  4. "Shakedown on 9th Street" (Ryan Adams) - 3:25
  5. "Red Dress" (Steve Rice) - 4:11
  6. "Don't Walk Away" (Stephen Allen Davis, Boo Hewerdine) - 4:18
  7. "Spinning Wheel" (Steve Rice) - 3:58
  8. "Breathe" (Payne, Steve Rice, Jackson) - 3:08
  9. "Horseshoe Lake" (Todd Snider) - 4:58
  10. "Bend But Don't Break" (George DeVore) - 3:45
  11. "Twenty Four Days" (Steve Rice) - 3:00
  12. "Who I Want To Be" (Eric Landes) - 3:48
  13. "Three Verses" (Steve Rice) - 5:00
  14. "Circles" (Edward Apphel) - 3:28
  15. "The Toast" (Steve Rice) - 3:59
  16. "Only You/With or Without You" (Steve Rice, Chad Dorman)/(Bono) - 8:23
  17. "Horseshoe Lake" - 5:00 (Studio Version)
  18. "Spinning Wheel" - 4:00 (Studio Version)
Limited Edition CD/DVD Combo tracks

"Never Come Back" / "By My Side" / "Shakedown on 9th Street" / "Red Dress" / "Don't Walk Away" / "Spinning Wheel" / "Horseshoe Lake" / "Bend But Don't Break" / "Who I Want To Be" / "Circles" / "The Toast"[10]

2nd Avenue
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Label: Carved Records
  1. Going Nowhere- (Steve Rice, Ingersol)
  2. WWIII- (Devore)
  3. 2nd Avenue- (Steve Rice, Green)
  4. 5 More Minutes- (Steve Rice)
  5. Just Get Going- (Steve Rice, Ingersol)
  6. Coming Up The River
  7. Love Song- (Steve Rice)
  8. Gone Ain't Far Enough- (Steve Rice, Ingersol)
  9. Broken Heart Tattoo- (Steve Rice)
  10. Heart On A Chain- (Steve Rice)
53 22
America's Son
  • Release date: December 4, 2012
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
  1. Never Gonna Be Enough 3:44- (Steve Rice)
  2. Life's Too Short 3:17- (Steve Rice, Ingersol, Wilmon)
  3. Songs on the Radio 4:24- (Steve Rice)
  4. Red Dress 5:15- (Steve Rice)
  5. Shot in the Dark 3:15- (Steve Rice, Morris)
  6. Run Away With Me 4:15- (Steve Rice, Morris)
  7. America's Son 4:02- (Steve Rice)
  8. Give You A Ring 3:52- (Steve Rice, Casey Donahew)
  9. Let's Not Say Goodbye Again 3:29- (Steve Rice, Casey Donahew)
  10. Don't Walk Away 5:25- (Stephen Allen Davis, Boo Hewerdine)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Just Get Going" Charlie Stout


  1. ^ a b c Breeding, Lucinda (2012) "No Justice goes back to basics", Denton Record-Chronicle, November 29, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b c McCurry, Christopher (2010) "No Justice: Oklahoma boys dust off Red Dirt label with ecclectic [sic] new album", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, January 15, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  3. ^ a b Brown, Rick (2012) "From cowboy hats to mohawks, Okla. band No Justice is a band for everyone", Kearney Hub, December 21, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  4. ^ a b Ross, Cristin (2008) "There will be No Justice for Music in Mud", Jacksonville Daily Progress, September 3, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  5. ^ "Carved Records". 
  6. ^ Woods, Eric (2012) "No Justice returning to its Red Dirt vibes", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, October 18, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  7. ^ Tarradell, Mario (2010) "Oklahoma band No Justice makes its own kind of music", Dallas News, July 29, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  8. ^ Carter, Richard (2010) "Stillwater band travels the Red Dirt route on '2nd Avenue'", Times Record News, July 30, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  9. ^ Far from Everything, Allmusic. Retrieved December 24, 2012
  10. ^ Live at Billy Bob's Texas, Allmusic. Retrieved December 24, 2012

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