Jackopierce was formed by Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce in their hometown of Dallas, Texas in 1988. The acoustic duo quickly developed 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 20, 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.
Since then, Jack O’Neill has been living in New York, performing as a member of the critically acclaimed Bat Theater Company. He also released his first solo CD, entitled Halfway Around The World.
Cary Pierce has embarked on a successful solo career and continues to play all over the country. He has released four solo records and created his own record label, Foreverything Records. Cary is also becoming a sought after producer – producing and co-writing records for Graham Colton (Universal), Jack Ingram (Sony), Kai Brown (Red Eye) Jay Quinn Band, Creede Williams and many others.
Due to an endless demand by fans, Jackopierce reunited for sold-out shows in Dallas, Austin and Houston in November 2002. They'll continue to play 15-20 shows a year.