Three Chord Justice is fronted by Liz Grace, who moved to San Diego in 2005 from Missoula, Montana, a city of 80,000 that had four country bars when she left.
“I was kind of depressed when I moved here because I wasn’t sure if there was a country scene here at all. There were classic rock bands who might do a Lynyrd Skynyrd song or a rare country song. But I wanted to be pure traditional, not that ‘bro country’ Nashville crap. What they play on KSON — Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton — is not country. It’s just pop. Add a banjo and a couple lyrics about a pickup truck and they say it’s country but it’s not. I don’t even listen to country radio.”