Jack Saunders grew up in a military family that lived all across the U.S. After an eye-opening trip to Dallas, he relocated there to join its music community in 1971. Disapointed that the scene had moved on, he quickly relocated to Austin.
In 1976, at the behest of Rick Gordon, he moved to Houston. There he joined a wide range of bands from Taxi Dancer to The Revolvers to The Senders. In 1982, he joined The Shake Russell Band. That partnership with Russell continued for a more than a decade. After The Shake Russell Band broke-up in 1989, Saunders and Russell became a duo until 1996.
After they parted ways, Saunders embarked on a solo career. He followed that up with opening White Cat Studios in 1999.
Saunders currently plays at venues around Houston, most notably McGonigel's Mucky Duck, works on recording projects for local and regional musicians, and does side man work with a variety of regional and touring artists.