Jackopierce

Jackopierce

Paco Estrada

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Jackopierce
Jackopierce
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their 1997 Farewell Shows

Relive those magical shows from the mid 90’s with Dallas’ favorite acoustic duo! This will be a chance of a lifetime to see Jackopierce in their “home” venue - the world famous, Trees - with only 600 people!

It’s been 20 years since Jackopierce played their final Trees shows and bid farewell to a 10 year career that took them around the world on 3 continents, 10 countries and 44 states.

Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce got their start playing frat parties at their alma mater, SMU. Their fast-growing grassroots following fueled their rigorous touring schedule and they released three albums independently (including Live from the Americas - recorded at Trees!) before signing with A&M Records in ’93. Their major label debut, Bringing on the Weather, produced by 13-time grammy award winning producer, T Bone Burnett, spawned a #1 Adult Alternative Radio hit (“Late Shift) and landed them on Conan O’Brien, in People Magazine and Rolling Stone. The band was poised to really make it big.

But then in ’97 after the release of their second album for A&M, Finest Hour, the guys decided to call it quits and they didn’t speak for five years. They had some decent success at solo careers (Jack in NYC, Cary in Dallas) but then in ’02 at the urging of their former manager, Brady Wood, (who used to own Trees with his brother, Brandt) the two decided to forgive the past and test the waters with a few Dallas shows. The water was warm and the national response was overwhelming. Their fanbase seemed to be even larger than it was before and they went back out on the road to sold out shows coast to coast.

They continue to tour most major cites fairly regularly and have gone on to sell about 500,000 albums. Their most recent Dallas shows have been at McFarlin Auditorium, Winspear Opera House and Klyde Warren Park (with the DSO) so this is an amazing opportunity to get to see them in a rock club that only holds 600 people! Fans will come in from all over the country for this show so grab your tickets now before they’re gone.
Paco Estrada
Paco Estrada
Honing his voice and songwriting as a teenager, Dallas native Paco Estrada, paved an early way to national major label success with rock band SouthFM (MCA/Geffen/Brando) in 2003. Currently five albums into his solo career, his indie music life now promotes a no management/no label policy. Covered by regional and world touring artists, his songwriting and voice continue to be infectious enough to connect with new listeners daily. Having co-written and collaborated with artists such as Blue October, Nothing More, Three Days Grace, Run Dmc, and Cure for Paranoia, Estrada's sound varies from album to album, but his passionate, honest, soulful voice, identifiable lyrical story telling, and melodic hooks always remain consistent.

"Paco Estrada's gift? ...Grace and Eloquence. With an array of influences, from Chris Cornell to Van Morrison, he is the kind of songwriter that not only leaves you unable to peg a descriptive summation of him, but upon listening, relinquishes the desire to do so. SouthFM's "Blue & Grey" is one of the heaviest rock songs I've ever heard. A song so quiet that the silence was deafening, heaved from vulnerable places most of us are afraid to expose." -Alan Ayo(97.1 the Eagle)
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/