The acoustic rock band Jackopierce was formed by Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce in their hometown of Dallas, Texas in 1988. Their style focused around vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars which earned the duo a loyal local following and soon began touring the country. Over the next ten years, Jackopierce toured the world (3 continents, 10 countries, 44 U.S. states) selling out venues everywhere they went. They shared stages with Dave Matthews Band, matchbox twenty, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Vertical Horizon, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Lyle Lovett, No Doubt, Collective Soul, Train, Semisonic and many others. During that time, they sold over 400,000 records (four independent albums and two on A&M Records).
Jackopierce ended their decade-long run in 1998 with a sold-out farewell tour and the release of Decade, a retrospective double-CD featuring many fan favorites as well as new and live material. As of 2001, Jackopierce resumed playing at small venues around the country, and a new CD is reportedly in the mix for late 2006. Tour dates and locations can be found on the bands homepage (www.jackopierce.com).