Liberty n’ Justice with Vic Rivera
‘Chasing a Cure’ EP
Rock/ Classic Rock
By C.W. Ross
The latest offering from Liberty n’ Justice (Justin Murr) who’s known for having the knack of putting together all-star cast of musicians and band’s from rock’s golden days on his releases is trying to create awareness of epilepsy and raise money for research to find a cure on his latest project.
The 5-song EP, ‘Chasing a Cure.’ has a really special meaning to Justin because his oldest daughter, Trinity Paige Murr, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 7. Over the last 5-years Trinity has battled through daily medication, hospital stays, cluster seizures, induced comas, three weeks in the ICU and finally brain surgery.
The ‘Chasing a Cure’ EP is available as a digital download-only from Liberty n’ Justice’s website for a donation of $7.50 or more with the proceeds being given by LNJ to The Epilepsy Foundation in Trinity’s name. All of the musicians found on the project donated their talent and time for the EP and the artwork was also donated by Rex Zachary.
Things get started with the track, “Say Uncle” (ft. Paul Shortino of Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot/King Kobra, Ron Keel of Keel, and Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister). This hard rocking track features both nice lead vocals and smoking guitar parts that frame out the song.
Next up is the track, “Throwing Stones” (ft. Donnie Vie of Enuff Z’ Nuff and JK Northrup). On this mid-tempo track Justin opens up a little bit and bares his soul with song lyrics that deal with issues of the family dynamic and struggles that often happen when a family is dealing with tough issues in their life, like an illness.
The track, “Paige’s Song” (Ft. Philip Bardowell of MAGDALEN/Unruly Child/The Beach Boys and Tony Palacios of Guardian) is a melodic piano lead song that’s filled with poignant lyrics that talk about overcoming the fear of maybe losing a child and really putting it in the hands of God and relying on your faith to strengthen and guide you.
“Playing God” (ft. Terry Ilous of XYZ, Jeff Paris and Richard Kendrick of Near Life Experience) is a mid-tempo rocker featuring nice rocking guitar parts along with deep drum beats that are intermixed with keyboards. The song also features some nicely done vocal blends.
Things wrap up strong with the title track ballad, “Chasing A Cure” (ft. Benny Mardones, John Pine and Bill Leverty of Firehouse).
Whether you’re just in the mood to hear some great classic sounding rock music or feeling in the holiday spirit and looking to spread some good cheer and hope to others, you can accomplish both by buying LNJ’s, ‘Chasing a Cure’ EP.