Jacob Wallace 21


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. Stories about survival, about longing, heartache, pain, happiness, joy in simplicity, the love of Jesus, the need for honesty and frankness about those deep places in our hearts and the premise of what it means to be grounded in peace and blessing.

My simple mantra for songwriting is, "Find your vulnerability."

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, is home turf. I'm the worship pastor for a small church in the area. I own a small business building furniture out of reclaimed wood. I used to design graphics for a living until I got laid off in January 2016 and since then my life path has changed pretty drastically. I've been writing a lot more music, starting to play gigs, and as of January 2017, I'm in studio working on my first EP. (what!?)

I love FAWM because it's an amazing place to express yourself and learn how to do that. With the album project I'm not sure how much time I'll have this year but I'm looking forward to it anyway and especially all the music YOU create!

I'm always down to collaborate in any and all forms.

2017 FAWM GOAL: 20 Songs

End-of-2017 FAWM Update: Whew... what a month. I ended with 21 songs which was one more than my original goal. It was a haul but it was so worth it and I'm very pleased with how it all turned out. This is the best community on the net and I'm very thankful for everyone's comments, encouragement and support. I will be here through March catching up on all of your amazing tunes.

If you enjoyed my music, please consider finding me on social media. I'm currently in studio finishing my debut EP and I'm very excited about releasing it and beginning gigs and small tours. Thanks y'all!

Songs (21)

#1 Cardinal Things 55
Feb 2017
#2 The Great Divide 33
Feb 2017
#3 Wildfire Sky 31
Feb 2017
#4 Ballad of a Troubled Troubadour 35
Feb 2017
#5 Good Happen Compromise 23
Feb 2017
#6 Even Though 20
Feb 2017
#7 Those People 19
Feb 2017
#8 Damascus (Come On Down, Blinding Light) 18
Feb 2017
#9 All the Dark Distance @crisp1  23
Feb 2017
#10 Human Condition 15
Feb 2017
#11 Report Me All Well 26
Feb 16
#12 Speed Mountain (Airborne) 12
Feb 18
#13 Dinosaur 11
Feb 20
#14 They're Gonna Hang Me! 16
Feb 22
#15 House @kovbleu  20
Feb 23
#16 Vitamin C 6
Feb 27
#17 Calibrate 3
Feb 27
#18 The Underdog 4
Feb 27
#19 Map 11
Feb 28
#20 Soon I'll Be @russiasaturn  11
Mar 1
#21 Sustain 5
Mar 1


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  • @scottlake Mar 21

    Well thanks autocorrect! Did you send me something to mix?

  • @scottlake Mar 21

    Did you try sends g me something for me to mix?

  • @kevinemmrich  Mar 21

    soundcloud is on the fritz for me at the moment -- I'll come back.

  • @danvaillancourt  Mar 17

    Jacob! Thanks for all of the kind and thoughtful comments throughout FAWM. I really enjoy songs and really look forward to hearing them each year.

  • @scottlake Mar 14

    I use Tracktion as my DAW. I can use .wav files. If you have a way to export tracks individually or as a multi-wav that will work

  • @mitchmash  Mar 5

    I love your songwriting mantra. A great place to start for sure. Thanks for your kind words.

  • @spinhead  Mar 4

    Had to stop yesterday to go hear some live music at the coffee shop, but I'm back today, chipping away at a few more of yours. Thanks for so many good listens. Delighted if my feedback helps.

  • @rbmarty000 Mar 1

    You finished 21 .. wow way to go.. Looks like you really did get a lot out of FAWM this year..

    Let me know if you want to collaborate
    email as usual

  • @heidiserwer  Mar 1

    Thank you for your really kind comments on "Cabinet and Furnace" and congratulations on surpassing the finish line! I'm going to catch up on my listening this week and look forward to hearing more of what you've written. Nice to connect this year and hope to see you back next Feb.

  • @kovbleu  Mar 1

    I'm cheering you on for your 20th!!! You can do it!!! I just finished singing and posted my 20th and I'm going to sleep. But I'll be back to catch up on listening to the rest of your stuff (and everyone's)! Congratulations on an amazing FAWM. You rock.

  • @popmythology  Feb 28

    Aw, thank you so much, Jacob! I am SURE that if you had done a version also it would have very beautiful. Well, it looks like you've had quite the successful FAWM once again. Congratulations on your win!

  • @williamhaight Feb 28

    Thanks, will do. Give me a couple of weeks.

  • @zecoop  Feb 27

    👍 You're on... Seems so far away. I try to write there rest of the year but usually fail. If I come up with anything that makes me think of you I'll let you know. But next year is a check!

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 27

    You're right. Let's take a break! But we'll definitely collab in the future.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 27

    You'll easily hit your goal of 20. What a year it's been. It's been fun following your progress. We need to collab for real. I'd love to get your vocals on a track. Thanks for all your comments.

  • @kristi  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind comments on my collab, A Simple Gift!

  • @zecoop  Feb 24

    You did well... I find mixing fun. I'm the main mixer of this band, but Rob has lots of skills (especially with his stuff) and Chris too (although he would say he doesn't). Stacy hates mixing, but does well anyway, lol. 😀

    I *love* mixing and building......

  • @zecoop  Feb 24

    Thanks for going outside your comfort zone to listen to my crazy 80's synth exploration... Holly's vocals were so amazing (and difficult to balance in the mix) but I appreciated your comment and have bumped them up. I think they are very clearly above the fray now, but still balanced in the mix. I lovvvvvveeeeeddddd that song with Stacy. She had shows me some early takes on it, when I was at her house a week or two ago, and it already sounded good, but it turned out amazing. 😀

  • @kovbleu  Feb 23

    I love where you bumped that last line back to! Works really well there! 😀 So glad we conquered it together, because it's awesome.

  • @piney  Feb 23

    Thanks so much for your nice comment 😀

  • @davewermers  Feb 22

    Thanks for the nice comment on my song "Tired".

  • @kovbleu  Feb 22

    Awesome, glad you liked it. I think I did about 247 takes over the past week. hahaha I wish I could have come up with some additional random harmonies for layering, but I'm happy to at least have all the important stuff there. I can't wait to hear the final version!! 😀

  • @kovbleu  Feb 22

    I just dropboxed you all the wavs....whew!! CONGRATS on 14! I know you are reaching for more, but it still must be said. 😀

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 21

    thanks so much ie. Austin meet-up...I'll know more as it gets nearer to the time. If not this time, hopefully I'll make it to Austin one day...really want to check it out...

  • @zecoop  Feb 21

    Thanks for checking out my little Saturday night distorted guitar freak out... Pinky did a great job ramping the energy up even further. 😀 My electric guitars for FAWM go through PodXT (and the basses through a Bass PodXT). The Les Paul was with the "68 Plexi Jump" setting, with lots of tweaks from me. It's a 1968 Marshall sound... I really should plug into my amps sometime for FAWM, but it's easier to experiment in headphones without rattling the house. 😀

  • @spinhead  Feb 21

    I almost didn't give the nudge about Dinosaur, but it calls my name so hard I had to say something.

    If you get it sorted, please let me hear the new version.

  • @russiasaturn  Feb 20

    Thanks for your comments on my latest songs! (I'm so behind on commenting, so I appreciate people who take the time for genuine feedback.) Really glad you suggested more dynamic drums. Gives me a direction to go in!

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 20

    Thanks Jacob, for ALL your comments. Yes I have gotten my mixes to be louder and wider, finally! Thanks to the FAWM community for helping me out. I knew I could turn to them and get some help.

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 20

    Howdy Texas Jacob. Thanks pard, for reviewing "Little Dogies Kept Moving Along". See if you can get Ernest Tubb to troubadour it for us.

  • @zecoop  Feb 20

    Ha! Thanks for the listen and comment, I really appreciated it as always, coming from you. And I have had some really good luck in the last year or two finding interesting stuff for pretty cheap! My younger brother guatecoop is the master of deals though... 😀

  • @pachufe Feb 20

    I love your voice!!!! Really good stuff!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 19

    Of course, I'm in the 'forgiveness business' professionally... LOL. Hope your trip improves for you.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 18

    Thanks. Yeah, they are pretty loud. All the drums came to me in one file. Probably will send Coop all the pieces to start from scratch. I suck at mixing this stuff.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 18

    Wow. I need to catch up with listening to your stuff. I somehow missed that you'd posted this many. I was just blown away by "Cardinal Things" by the way. I'll be back in due time to get through all your stuff. 😀

  • @thefuneralcrasher  Feb 18

    thank you, Jacob 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 18

    Thanks, Jacob.
    My heart was heavy. Song helps with that.

  • @raygungirls  Feb 18

    Thanks for coming on over and checking out one of my tunes. I'm struggling with it a bit, and will definitely revisit the song after FEbruary to work on that flat dynamics issue, which I hear as well.

  • @monty  Feb 17

    Thanks for the nice feedback on my collab with @russiasaturn. Appreciate you taking the time.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 17

    Thanks for listening to and providing your kind words in review of my song, "Join the Dust," @jacobeverettwallace! Pleased to see some common influences in your Bio, brother!

  • @spinhead  Feb 17

    I really wanted someone to get the joke in the liner notes for Hot in the Kitchen

  • @zecoop  Feb 17

    Yea... ok, actually, nothing demure at all about the Zombie surf song, lol. It is intense.

  • @zecoop  Feb 17

    JUST so you know... the zombies in my last track were VERY demure. Delicate even. Well, maybe delicate isn't the right word when parts are falling off you... 😉

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 15

    Dude thanks for your very kind feedback on, "How 'Bout A Hug." So glad you enjoyed it. That was a fun one. 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2017

    Thanks for visiting 'Lie Down' and for your kind words. I was in a Celtic band for most of my 20's so maybe that's where that influence comes from. 😀

  • @rbmarty000 Feb 2017

    Do you do vocal tracks? Not that you're not a very good writer.. just that I'm a bad singer..lol (not a performer at all)

    will trade your voice for a piano track or something on one of your songs..

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2017

    Thank you so much for your really thoughtful comments on my songs. They very much appreciated. I'm a little behind on listening to others' but definitely plan to listen to more of your songs soon.

  • @spinhead  Feb 2017

    I think I'll do an entire soundtrack for the western outlaw flick. Be a fun project for March 😉

  • @popmythology  Feb 2017

    Jacob, that was such a flattering comment you left for me. Thank you so much...

  • @benbarden  Feb 2017

    Thank you for commenting on "Times Ten"!

  • @majordanby  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to "Sunshine every day". It started out as a Beatles experiment complete with Little Richard ooooo,s, hence the simple rhyming, but wasn't really happening. Dan came up with this whilst playing Buckets of Rain.

  • @lazykat  Feb 2017

    Thank you so much for your comments on my songs 😀
    Happy fawming 😀

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 2017

    thank you for your comment on my lyrics..
    I changed the lyric as you suggested and you
    were absolutely spot on..

  • @gordon Feb 2017

    Hi Jacob. Greetings from cold and snowy Amsterdam! Thanks for taking the time to listen to some of my songs and leaving such nice comments. Much appreciated! Happy Fawming sir 😀

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    Hey... just wanted to say an official thank you... that was very nice of you (as you sit over here and kill it yourself!) Looking forward to getting a chance to catch up with the rest... I've missed a few. My ideas are coming wayyyy too fast, and yours are too, apparently - but that is good. 😀

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 2017

    Your LA story sounds like a good song my friend. Deal. You move out here and we'll be the new Tom Petty/Mike Campbell. LOL! 😀

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2017

    Thanks so much for listening to and commenting on "Love Is What Makes The Man." Appreciate it!

  • @majordanby  Feb 2017

    Thanks man. Never seen 'The Halcyon' but just IMDB'd it and it looks like the theme is pretty much what we were going for with the lyrics.
    I'll stick it on my evergrowing watchlist if you'd recommend it. Only 6.8 on IMDB though 😉

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2017

    Hey there!
    I just emailed you some ideas. 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 2017

    Thanks for busting my Zong, Jacob, glad it made you smile. I will put some bass on, I just ran out of time before I have to lose myself in a 5 days of live sessions for another guys album. I wanted to put the song up so I felt like I had another number on the board before having to tear myself away. Gonna listen to what you've been up to while I'm here.....

  • @spinhead  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the comment on "The Note."

    After 12 years I've learned to not spend one extra second on recording if I can spend it on writing. With time it'd get way more piano work, but I know better than to go down that rabbit hole right now 😉

  • @cloudboy  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to Cape May Warbler, sir!

  • @williamhaight Feb 2017

    thank you for your comments. It means a lot.

  • @williamhaight Feb 2017

    thank you for your comments. It means a lot.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 2017

    Dude you're welcome! You gave me great feedback so I will return it in kind. Looking forward to more from you and I hope you'll continue to give me your thoughts. Thank you!

  • @boostock Feb 2017

    Really like your voice and the songs you write. Good good stuff! Keep it up! 😉

  • @ryako  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the really nice comments! If I could score films for real, I totally would. I've always been a fan of movie scores. I fondly remember a trip to the cinema as a young girl and watching Terminator 2 and being blown away by the opening credits.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2017

    My email is psomadesign@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing it! Thanks, Jacob.

  • @danvaillancourt  Feb 2017

    Thanks Jacob! Glad to be back for my tenth time around the FAWM. Not sure why you aren't on my watchlist from previous years but I fixed it now. 😉

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2017

    Awesome!!!!!!! I don't really have anything specific in mind. I just think it would be fun to do, so I'm game for whatever inspires you. 😀

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the comment! I'll definitely consider trying it out in a different key, didn't really give that a thought. Also, the sound was achieved with a spaced pair of mics, dynamic SM57 pointing at the soundhole while a pencil condenser points at the 12th fret. Sounds so freaking good!

  • @spinhead  Feb 2017

    Go to Ireland in the winter. Way less expensive, no tourists, and still beautiful in the west. Co. Kerry and Clare are moderate, 50-60F most days.

    Or, if you want to see all the touristy stuff open, go in May. Not as expensive as June, and no tourists yet, but everything's open.

    You can do a month in winter for about $4,000 all told, if you're willing to economize on everything and just enjoy being there. Maybe less.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 2017

    Your comments are absolutely amazing! Thank you very much! I will come back and listen and comment when I can give your music my full attention. YOU ROCK!

  • @spinhead  Feb 2017

    I thought I was up late. It's, what, 3am in Texas? (I miss Texas. Don't tell anyone.)

    Glad you liked "3000 Miles." I so need to go back.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2017

    I don't see an email in my inbox... sorry.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2017

    If you are open to the idea, I would love to maybe sing some backing vocals on a track. Every time I hear your songs I think it would be cool to sing with you. Think Ryan Adams & Gillian Welch (Bartering Line) or Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan (Volcano) style. So, just throwing it out there! 😀

  • @tcelliott  Feb 2017

    Hey, I really like your song Wildfire Sky, and would like to play it on the fawmcast radio show. If that would work for you could you send an mp3 to pigfarmer *at* gmail DOT com ? If not, no worries. I still enjoyed listening quite a bit. It's a good song.

  • @yam655  Feb 2017

    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀

  • @seanbrennan  Feb 2017

    Hi Jacob,

    Thanks for listening to a couple of my viola tracks, and for the kind words! Best of luck hitting your 20-song goal this month.

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2017

    Thank you also for taking the time to listen to 'Here For You' and for your warm words. 😀

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2017

    Hi Jacob! Thank you for listening and commenting on Path Of Least Resistance much appreciated! X

  • @meriamber  Feb 2017

    Thank you for listening to my song!! I usually don't do dark pop (it's usually very bright 😝) so it's good to experiment with new things 😁

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2017

    p.s. I'd love to collaborate! 😀 I'd be down for writing some worship tunes even.

  • @chriddof  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the comment! And you're right, a sub bass may have been a good idea there.

  • @samhealer Feb 2017

    Hey, thanks for the comment on Dust, Jacob! Good luck hitting 20, lord knows 14's bad enough 😀

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 2017

    Thanks a ton for the extremely positive feedback. I really appreciate it!

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2017

    Thank you for the really kind comments on my first song. I should have known better and used a click track, but the verses or choruses felt rushed or too slow in a fixed time and I couldn't settle on one, so went with the "wing it one-take" approach. That kind of bit me in the behind once I realized drums were kind of essential. haha. But I appreciate your words so much. Going to listen to your 2nd song right now!! 😀 Keep up the great work!

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2017

    Hi Jacob! Thanks for dropping by my song.

  • @jamkar  Feb 2017

    Thanks for the comments on my song Jacob! Journey on!

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 2017

    Thanks for your kind words on "here we go" looking forward to hearing you!!

  • @majordanby  Feb 2017

    (Karl here hijacking Dan's account).

    Thanks for the feedback, on "Sunshine". I normally write nonsense lyrics, but I'm currently pretty unwell, this is tries to reflect that whilst refusing to be negative; however some lines sneak in because they sound good.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    Yeah, but that is what I am working on... Just my goals. More importantly, I want good songs and no filler.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    Big production? No. I like things to sound good. I started recording everything at 6:20pm or so and mixed after that. I don't do big production, but I'm thankful that you heard it that way...Hehe...

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2017

    Thanks, man... That is very nice to hear. I have had you on my unofficial watch list this year. Maybe a collab at some point? Many of my songs are written for lyrics, but I am just too obvious to write cool lyrics. I appreciate your feedback.

  • @brownium  Feb 2017

    Hey, Jacob - thanks for the comment! In case you aren't familiar, we have a #firstfruits "challenge" that some of us have been doing for the past few years. Make the first song (or, as often happens, some later song when we suddenly remember that we forgot) specifically as a worship song and mark #firstfruits . http://fawm.org/forums/topic/6644/#c1...

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2017

    Thanks for listening to Beneficial and for your kind words!

  • @popmythology  Feb 2017

    When *you* say that something that I wrote is pretty good, why I... I start to think maybe I can really learn how to do this lyric writing stuff! Thanks, Jacob!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2017

    Thanks a ton for listening... Yea the drum mix is one of those 10 second balance and go types of things. I didn't really mix them or EQ at all, other than panning the overheads to the side. I'll have to re-record those drums anyway, but I want the snare mixed better too for sure. I have a hard time getting that right. I can't wait to listen to yours! They are always great...... 😀

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2017

    Hey! I am very happy to see you here again! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and your that kind words!

  • @dannyk1  Feb 2017

    Hey Jacob, Good to see you FAWMing again this year, Looks like you're hitting it hot and heavy already. I got a late start on things this morning.

    Thanks for checking out In Seventh Grade. Punking out? Yeah, that never even occurred to me but, now that you mention it, I can hear it like that too. Maybe "folk" is a poor choice. I prolly should have made it contemporary or pop.

  • @ustaknow Feb 2017

    Hello! Thank you for the song feedback! 😀