One of the hardest-touring bands on the '90s, Jackopierce slipped under the mainstream's radar to earn a widespread following on college campuses with their pleasant acoustic folk-pop. Guitarists/singers Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce founded the duo in 1988, while both were attending Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas as theater majors. Honing a charmingly simple, low-key sound centered around vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, the two developed a strong local following around the Dallas area. In 1997, they decided to break up and move on, and embarked on a national farewell tour. In late 2002, Jackopierce decided to reunite and hit the road once again, to the delight of their still-active fan base. On September 9, 2008, they released Promise of Summer, the first Jackopierce record in 12 years and began touring again throughout the country.


I began listening to Jackopierce while attending school at The University of Texas at Austin. They have started performing at destination concerts around the country. On May 16, 2009, I attended their very first destination concert entitled One Magnificent Night in the Texas Hill Country with Jackopierce at Star Hill Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. On May 15, 2010, I will be attending their 2nd destination concert at the beautiful C. Donatiello Winery in Healdsburg/Sonoma Northern California Wine Country. Then on August 14, 2010, I will be attending their 3rd destination concert at the beautiful, historic Old Whaling Church on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

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