Jackopierce

Jackopierce

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Jackopierce released their debut album in 1991, three years after they first formed while they were students at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. It is with this self-titled album that they first earned the moniker the Indigo Boys. Their acoustic duo sound was recorded on a two track but sounds crisp and full, which is a hallmark of early Jackopierce albums. Cary Pierce and Jack O'Neill would continue to develop their songwriting craft, but the skills that would come to fruition on 1994's Bringing on the Weather first appeared on Jackopierce. Standout tracks include the awesome speed-jangle of "Will Not Brings Us Together," "March," and "Rain." "March," in fact, sounds like a stripped-down version of the later songs "Jacob" or "Anderson's Luck." The only true misstep on the disc is the overly simple "Drugs Mean War." Fans of acoustic folk will love this debut.

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