Great Plains

Decades Active: 1990s

Biography

A US country rock group led by vocalist Jack Sundrud, Great Plains originally made their debut in 1991 with ‘A Picture Of You’. Two further singles for Columbia Records, ‘Faster Gun’ and ‘Iola’, followed a year later, but immediately afterwards changes at their record company enforced a sabbatical from recording and touring. As a result, guitarist Russ Pahl left to find session work and drummer Michael Young decided to spend more time on his business affairs, restoring vintage cars. The group’s fourth founding member, bass player Danny Dadmun-Bixby, toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter while Sundrud spent much of the period writing new songs, one of which, ‘Cain’s Blood’, was recorded by 4Runner. Eventually Great Plains were reconvened when Sundrud and Dadmun-Bixby met multi-instrumentalist Lex Browning. The trio then signed with Magnatone Records, the label headed by long-time friend Brent Maher. Maher also produced...

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