Jack Sundrud is a respected Nashville songwriter and bassist/vocalist who recently marked over 30 years since he began touring and recording with venerable country rock band Poco. Sundrud moved to Nashville in 1981, where he quickly became bassist/vocalist for some of Music City's top touring acts: Vince Gill, Dickie Betts, Bobby Whitlock, Gail Davies, The O'Kanes, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea, Poco and more.
While touring with Michael Johnson's band, Jack's songs were brought to the attention of Mr. Johnson and the Judd's producer, Brent Maher. This led to the formation of Great Plains (also featuring Russ Pahl, Denny Bixby and Michael Young) an edgy country-rock band fronted by Sundrud, who recorded for Columbia Records. The band's single release, “Faster Gun” became a top 25 radio hit in 1992.
Before re-joining Poco on the road and in the studio in 2000, Jack co-wrote (with Michael Johnson) 4Runners breakout hit, “Cain's Blood” and Ty Herndon's #1, “It Must Be Love” (with Craig Bickhardt).
Among the artists who have also recorded Sundrud's songs: Kenny Rogers, The Judds, Ricochet, The Persuasions, Michael Johnson and many more. (click the "discog" link above for a full list)
Poco continues to tour. The band's most recent studio album, "All Fired Up", was released in 2013. For Poco's tour schedule, merchandise and other band information,
visit www. poconut.org.
Jack tours occaisionally with the Americana duo, Idlewheel (with Craig Bickhardt), performs in songwriter showcases, plays with several local Nashville bands (including the newly formed band, The Open Road, featuring 2 other Poco members, Michael Webb and Rick Lonow). He also does various recording & production projects, walks the dogs and does whatever the hell else he feels like doing.
Sundrud has also released 2 critically acclaimed Solo CDs:
• “By My Own Hand” - 2005
• “Cage” - 2011
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