Jacob Wallace 15


Texas USA   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Jon Foreman, MuteMath, Needtobreathe, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Hammock, James Vincent McMorrow, Ben Howard, Local Natives, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, This Beautiful Republic, Matthew and the Atlas, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Josh Garrels, Sleeping at Last, Liz Frencham, and a little of every genre really.

I'm Jacob. I sing stories and ask questions. I have a simple songwriting philosophy: "Find your vulnerability."

Texas is home turf. I'm a worship pastor for a small church in Fort Worth. I travel a lot. I do odd jobs and write music and play gigs in between. Sometimes I design graphics, which used to be my real career. Now I'm an even more broke starving artist. But it's more fun.

I recorded a studio EP in 2017 and the first single is dropping on 2/1/18. I'm pretty stoked about it. The EP includes several songs written during previous FAWMs.

FAWM is the best. Hands down. There's nothing like it. If you're a Fawmer, you're family. So, fam, I'm looking forward to hearing your music and sharing my own. I appreciate all feedback.

I'm always open to collaborate. Words, vocals, instruments. Any of it.

Last year I wrote 21 songs after setting a goal of 20. So we're upping the ante a little bit:

2018 FAWM GOAL: 25 Songs

If you like my music, please follow me on your preferred social media platform. I love making connections and every follow counts. I'm just trying to get a few songs out there that will make a difference.

As always: Much love.


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  • @guatecoop  Apr 22

    Wow, congratulations on your ep! I will definitely pick that up. Very exciting!

  • @scottlake  Mar 4

    Jacob, is there any way I can help with any of your tunes? I can add keys, different guitars, mandolin, and now some semi decent drum tracks. I'd love to return the favor. BTW, I friend requested you on FB and asked SWG if you guys might want to do some type of virtual band over this next year.

  • @guatecoop  Mar 1

    Alright....I'm back for some listening!! Nicely done, sir...

  • @mungus  Feb 26

    Thanks for sitting and giving a good listen to that track and your in-depth feedback, 7 minutes is a lot to ask for, so again, thank you!

    I think I may give more goes at ambient music, with a more defined curve dynamically

  • @scottlake  Feb 25

    Post that thing!

  • @cleanshoes Feb 25

    Oh, thank you so much for your comment on Saltwater! I really appreciate it. You're correct, I didn't use a pick. I found them awkward when I was learning to play and then got in the habit of not using them, so it's actually pretty rare that I do!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 24

    Thanks Jacob for taking the time to listen to and comment on "They Say Love." I appreciation your encouragement re: the headvoice. Definitely a comment if you could hear it featured on The Voice. πŸ˜€

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 24

    In Boston the driving isn't so great, but I find the pedestrians to be surprisingly bad. Pedestrians behave toward drivers like drivers typically behave toward pedestrians, with total inconsideration. They'll cross at any time, regardless of how it impacts traffic. It's quite an interesting experience. πŸ˜€

  • @spinhead  Feb 23

    Thanks for the thoughts on Roads and Rainbows. Honest, I don't know how that came to me, other than the article I mention in the notes.

    It's a fun challenge I think I'll be adding to my toolbox.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 23

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 23

    Hey Jacob. Thanks for the compliments on β€œThe Descent (Out of Time).” I guess the drivers in Texas are as bad as the self-described β€œMassholes” (its an official term) here in Massachusetts. πŸ˜€

  • @pumpkinhead Feb 19

    Logic is da shit! I'm happily stuck with my old ProTools but might change some day after all.
    Are the drums on Three Threes also from Logic? A friend of mine help me with the Logic drums from time to time and with some distortion i think they sound just great. Β§:β€’)~

  • @scottlake  Feb 18

    No rush. I’m gone for the weekend. If you are an Apple user we could FaceTime and workshop some music ideas also

  • @stephiesongwriter Feb 17

    I know you are super busy with requests but let me know if you'd be up for collaborating!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 17

    Can I send YOU stems?
    Then you can cut and paste from your amazing chorus section?
    I'll email you...

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 17

    Just wanted you to know I'm pulling up our song now to give it a crack. I think we should go for "finished not perfect" on this one. πŸ˜€

    I love what you did with the chorus, so, gonna work off of that. πŸ˜€

  • @benjo  Feb 16

    Thank you so much for those kind words means so much coming from you, oh i do hope something i write hits you take care bud

  • @valeriecox  Feb 16

    Het Jacob. Thanks for the kind words on my song. See you at the FOP!

  • @scottlake  Feb 16

    You've got mail!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 16

    Well, the work that I put into recording and mixing their record works out to be about $5/hour....maybe. But, that's not why I do it. I certainly hope that the sonic difference is worth it. I was going to put any pay back into recording equipment anyway, so that was a huge surprise and very exciting. What are you using your tone beasts on the most/best?

  • @scottlake  Feb 2018

    Are you up for me sending you some lyrics on a worship song? Won’t be typical. Plays off of the concept from Beautiful Eulogy’s Satellite Kite Song.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    So remember how I said that I was waiting to get paid for my recording job? That band bought me a warm audio wa412! So the rest of farm is going to be super fun checking these preamps out

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Crunchy rock gets some tasty vocals from Karl (and my friend's lead guitar)

  • @thetau  Feb 2018

    Heads up... There's an upgraded version to the originals, that are now a duet. Check it out: http://fawm.org/songs/82139/
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @leah0k  Feb 2018

    I had never heard of William Fitzsimmons before- so I Spotified him and WHOAH - so chill- totally love it. Awesome compliment. Thanks for that! And for the rest of the good words!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    E-mailed you something... πŸ˜€

  • @brownium Feb 2018

    Hey man - you having a good year? Looks like FAWM is coming along well for you. I've started a couple songs, but I've been insanely busy with other projects and haven't managed to post anything yet.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Sent you an email.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    I would like to thank you so much for your generous comment! I was very happy to read it!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2018

    Hi and thanks so much for your comments on my songs!

  • @ajna1960  Feb 2018

    Re hitting you up via email - will do ! πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2018

    Thanks for visiting "Way too much". I'm in a bad way this feb but its comforting to know I might be able yo salvage some art out of it when I'm able. πŸ˜€

  • @sciren  Feb 2018

    You are the best, sir! I’m glad the lower register is working for people, because I’m slowly losing my voice, and it’s the easiest range right now. Trying to crank β€˜em out while I still can! Looking forward to following along this year. Happy FAWM!

  • @popmythology  Feb 2018

    Ahaha, sorry for the foul language, Pastor Wallace! Figured that it'd be better to mouth off here than anywhere else! Thanks as always for stopping by!

  • @tseaver  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on my "Before the Coffee Kicks In." I just updated the demo, transposing and adding vocals.

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for the kind words on "Spark". My comfort zone is being wrecked this FAWM... all thanks to having bought a telecaster πŸ˜‰
    Today's song was another alt-metal-counrty crossover monstrosity. What the heck'a happened to me! 😎

  • @asladders Feb 2018

    Re: Thanks so much on your kind comments on 'Careless' collab w/ @dani312 -- I'm thrilled, and it's with the drop-D tuning. Tuned DADGBe .. I am adding a video link of the chord progression if you'd like to check it out. Definitely tuned into your work. I love to see how I can collaborate and grow as a song-writer this month.


  • @dani312 Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for your comments and kind words on the collab I did for Careless Wave on violin!

  • @spinhead  Feb 2018

    Re: "Yesterday's Moon"β€”ah, my repetitive repeating repetition syndrome. When I slow down in March, I'll give that "next dawn" some thought. And who knows, maybe someday I'll come listen to all your stuff like I did last year πŸ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    Howdy pastor! (from a pastor)

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    just sent you a google doc invite.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Let's do this!!!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    The structure is kind of...hmmm...ABABCABCA

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    I believe that it's in F of some sort. Bmp? Hmm...uh...the tempo dial was at about 12 o'clock on the Hammond. Haha. No ideas or preconceived notions about vocals. Surprises abound!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks! Yeah man, if you want it, it's all yours

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @crisp1  Feb 2018

    Ha ha, thanks for taking a stab at Alone, Jacob. I structured it very differently from a normal song so that it would sound more conversational but I'm not surprised it was hard to write music for. Springsteen/Isbell/anthem -- I'll see what I can come up with. Don't get your hopes too high! πŸ˜‰

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for listening to my crazy tarot card song. I did a song the other day that was ALL swells and reverb....lol...like.. completely. Probably why I just kept it to the ending on that one. Didn't want to overdue it. I'm sure you'll get around to it sometime. Oh, and I've got Saturday completely free with no one else at home to interrupt recording so if you made any progress with that collab idea (or any other) just let me know! You've got my email. πŸ˜€

  • @krayzie003  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on Starman. I doubt I'll ever perform it live but if that changes I'll give your tag idea some thought.

    I feel like last year was my softmore slump. This year, with my newly aquired production skills and the use of Band in a Box to get the sounds that I hear in my head, the songs almost seem to be writing themselves.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind comment on "Just Staring At Me"....yeah, I like that idea that it had the "live show" feel to you. Makes me feel better about throwing that one up there. I'd be happy with that recording at a show.

  • @asladders Feb 2018

    Thanks for taking a listen to my song! Yes, I have a thing for 'Some Girls' era Stones. I tried to capture this kind-of belligerent, swagger on the tune 'Nothin' with the lyric delivery. I think it'll eventually sound like a house-party that someone might be asked to leave.. Love the tunes here!

  • @ajna1960  Feb 2018

    Hey Jacob πŸ˜€ I'd love to collab on something, if you are interested ?

  • @helene Feb 2018

    Welcome back! Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to "Monsters". The vocals were done with that modified MXL-990 microphone with the WGT U87 clone capsule we discussed in the forum. Looking forward to listening to your music, I'll be coming around soon!

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your listening and your kind comment. My drums are always programmed, using Addictive Drums 2.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Thanks for a great skirmish prompt Jacob!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    I most certainly am! I will definitely try to find deals....The hidden gems. Well, I also will pony up for what is good. But, I also will not sell anything, pretty much. I recently got a tube amp for free...EL84 tube circuit with 2 channels (same kinda circuit as a Vox), but then it also came with an empty Traynor 1x12 and then the guy said that he found an extra Celestion from a JCM800 cab for free!!!! I was so happy. Anyway, yes....you are correct. I am a Cooperider. Clearly.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks man! I got a couple snares this year that I am amp'd to try. The Ludwig acrolite that I am using now and another one I got from Goodwill that is a 6.5" deep steel snare for (hopefully) lower tones and darker sounds. I might need to go into March to try everything. Hey look, you have another song! Moves in to listen........ πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2018

    Hey, congrats on your release yesterday too in the "real" world! I meant to tell you yesterday. I thought it. But then....life.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    I've been advised by my legal staff that I am not allowed to admit how often I search Craigslist for musical gear. My lips are sealed. 😜

  • @crisp1  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comments on Evening Echo, Jacob. It was a fun write.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the listen... The only thing different with the drumset is a different 1970's Ludwig snare that I found on Craigslist this past summer. But same heads, mics and interface. Actually on this year's song, I only had VSTs on the snare and kick. Everything else was dry, but I've done that before too. I must just be a better player now..... Bwahhhh hahaha

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2018

    Wow! Coming from you, that comment on Country Singing Man is much appreciated!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Well, now it's time for me to listen to your first tune. I'm really excited! Less work on the other end is what I have heard about some of the higher end preamps. I have some Audient preamps and they are amazing. Not so noticeable in the first phase, but less work on the mixing side--like you said. Super cool.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    You rule, man. I really appreciate your encouragement. Very cool of you. How do you like those tone beasts??? I still am waiting on my payment to get the wa412.

  • @theodamus Feb 2018

    Thank you for the lovely comment!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2018

    Hi and great to see you again! Looking forward to listening to Wanderer later today.

  • @inciteful  Feb 2018

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @bithprod Feb 2018

    Thanks, Jacob! Much appreciated. Don't tell anyone, but I don't like the sax either. πŸ˜‰ I wanted a harmonica part, but couldn't quite get it right, so I just threw something in there.

  • @mleverette  Feb 2018

    Hey Jacob! Thanks for the pro tip. Now if I can just figure out how to post more efficiently πŸ˜‚. Looking forward to hearing this year's crop. Happy FAWM

  • @madthesinger  Feb 2018

    Hey Jacob! I'm glad to see you are back. I'm not sure how much time I'll have this year to devote to FAWM but I definitely hope to listen to your creations. Happy FAWMing πŸ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 2018

    love your work
    can't wait to hear what happens in 2018

  • @scottlake  Jan 2018

    Do you have a sketch of the layout of your room? And an inventory of the panels?

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,

    1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
    2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body


  • @ballyhoot  Jan 2018

    Stopping by to say hi....


  • @bithprod Jan 2018

    Hi Jacob! Always looking forward to listening to your songs, and I've listened to our collab Sun in the Mirror a gazillion times, so please let me know if you want to collab again. It would be a pleasure and an honour! πŸ˜€

  • @tpthehouse Jan 2018

    Dude! This is Troy. Just signed up per your recommendation!

  • @tan482  Jan 2018

    Hi and welcome! You had me at Liz Frencham and Josh Garrels!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2018

    I'm intrigued! Tick...tock...hurry up Feb 1!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    Josh Levitre and I are working on a possible plan going forward. If/when we finalize something we'll make an announcement with a few details.

  • @tseaver  Jan 2018

    Glad to see a Cowtowner here -- I grew up in Fort Worth, and my folks still live there.

    Looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @elesimo  Jan 2018

    @jacobeverettwallace, can you register at the Melda site and send me your email so I can transfer the plug-in? You can email me at elesimomusic at gmail If you want. πŸ˜€

  • @nuj4x Jan 2018

    Thank you for the warm welcome! Your beard is epic sir and I promise I won’t disappoint! Thank you for the kind words as well!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

    Oh, you are back. I remember how much I loved what you did.
    I wish you a fantastic fawm/M

  • @russiasaturn Jan 2018

    Happy FAWMing! πŸ€— That beard looks stellar!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2018

    Hey there Jacob!! So good to see you will be taking part this year. πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2018

    Hehe Reggae.

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2018

    Also. Totally up for another collab this year if you wanna.... I'll be (kinda) gone Feb 16-24. So if inspiration strikes early for either of us let's swap ideas! πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2018

    Hello friend!!! I can't wait to hear what your journeys this year inspire you to write in February! πŸ˜€ Looking forward to it.

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    Looking forward to your output this year! Happy FAWMing!

  • @crisp1  Jan 2018

    Great to see you're back for another year, Jacob, and congratulations on the EP. Wishing you the best of luck with the single!

    I'm totally up for another collaboration with you. All the Dark Distance was one of the highlights of last year for me. Thanks for saying hi!

  • @brrrse  Jan 2018

    Welcome back!! I hope you're well! Good to see you! Happy FAWMING!!!

  • @natrin Jan 2018

    Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing your songs again this year πŸ˜€

  • @scottlake  Jan 2018

    Ok. It’s on.

  • @scottlake  Jan 2018

    I hope you are back this year. Would be interested in collaborating in some way. Perhaps a Jared Anderson-like worship song, which majestically transitions from inward to upward focus?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2018

    Ok. Let's do it!! I do the collab via Google Docs. Then we're not going back and forth. I can set one up or you can. I'd love to do something in the DCFC vein of rock. Driving, clean but slightly distorted guitars.

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    Hi Jacob..you're getting hairier each year 😁
    Good luck with this Fawm

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2018

    Hey Jacob!!