Liberty n’ Justice has been busy at work trying to complete there yet to be released double CD, “The Cigar Chronicles” (13 cover tunes/ 13 original tunes). On Tuesday June 12th, LNJ will be
releasing a new single via digital outlets (Itunes etc) of a song that did not make the final cut of “The Cigar Chronicles”. The song titled “Give Em’ A Light” features Paul Shortino (King Kobra/Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), JK Nothrup (King Kobra, XYZ), and David Henzerling (King Kobra/ Steelshine). Justin Murr of LNJ had this to say,”Being a huge music fan, having the chance to reunite Shortino/Northrup with David playing a cranking solo just blows me away! The response of our last CD “Hell Is Coming To Breakfast” (released 4-24-12) was so overwhelming and it was largely consisted of songs that did do not make “The Cigar” I thought we would continue letting people hear music they would not have heard otherwise.”
Liberty n’ Justice featuring Mark Lanoue (Biloxi/ Chasing Karma) and JK Northrup recently recorded a song “15 Years Later” for Andrew McNeice ( The song wwas co-written by Northrup and Murr and will be exclusive to MRCD9 compilation record.
In other Liberty n’ Justice news, on June 12th LNJ is reissueing there 1996 release “Foever Till The End” via digital outlets. The album was remastered and new artwork was added (Lanoue ) for this special release. The album shows a earlier poppier sound of LNJ, and features the vocals of ex-CBS recording artist Gregg Clemons.
And finally LNJ Records is reissueing Tim Martin’s 1993 live CD “Exploring New Horizons…Live” (via digital outlets). Murr had this to say about the release,” Most people may not have heard of Tim Martin, but Tim was a big part of the LNJ legacy. Opening up for us on our “Lost In Eden” tour back in 93′, co-writing with me LNJ songs like “Foolish Child” (which he sang on both versions from “Big Guns” and “Welcome To The Revolution”, “In Good Faith”, “A little bit of love” (original demo was called “Born With Beggars”), and “Forever, I Love You”. Much more then all that Tim was a good friend and a spiritual mentor to myself.
On Sept. 13,2011, Tim was involved in a motorcycle accident and I lost a friend. I decided I would release Tim’s live CD (many of the tracks I co-wrote with him) and allow you to be blessed as Tim blessed me.
It’s a live recording with just Tim and his acoustic guitar and it shows what a talent Tim was. A portion of the proceeds are being donated in Tim’s name in a form of a scholarship. I miss my friend but I am happy to be finally share to the world his music.


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