Jacob Wallace 7


Oregon US   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."

=== What's New in 2020 ===

2019 was a year of taking a step back and doing less things and focusing on the things that really matter. I "only" wrote 9 songs last February (but there were some gems in there!) as I was preparing to release my second studio EP, "Arrows" in March 2019. Almost immediately afterward, I packed up my stuff, put it all in a storage unit, and spent some time with my family on the Oregon coast to recharge and reconnect. I ended up moving to Central Oregon later in the year. I'm excited for this new year and decade and will be focusing on things that matter to me. Songwriting is one of my favorite and most life-giving things so I will shifting my artist focus to more writing and releasing and less road life. One of my big goals is to extricate my songs from "music purgatory" and eliminate the super long, draining process of studio albums and streamline a process to get stuff more hot off the press out into the world. That's what I love most about songwriting so I want to focus on those things. So I plan to write and release a lot of music this year!

=== My FAWM-OSOPHY ===

+ FAWM is my favorite time of year. I love my FAWM family. I'm looking forward to hearing your new music and sharing my own. I appreciate all feedback.

+ I'm always open to collaborate in any form. Words, vocals, instruments.

+ I'll be bringing back my rock/alt-rock/instrumental/shoe-gaze side project under the name @thesteadfast so look for some of those tunes!

+ 2020 FAWM GOAL: Have fun. Make music.

+ If you like my music, please follow me on your preferred social media platform. I love making connections with the Fawmily.

As always: Much love. Let's rock!


I have decided to do an actual album project this FAWM. I normally just write songs. But this has really been burning within me. So I'm going to "cheat" a little bit with a song I wrote in December and have been working on this month. BUT, this particular song really turned a corner for me in every sense. I just felt that "shift" as a person. I felt it was significant for me. Like my season had already turned. In fact my January birthday is usually a time of reflection but I didn't feel that this year. I was already in the "new" and ready to move into the new year and decade and not dwell on the past. So that's what I'm doing here. The first song is called Bonfire Orphan, I'll post it on Feb 1st. I have lots of other ideas for this project that I'll keep for a more traditional Fawming process during February. Hope you'll forgive me and enjoy the project in addition to whatever else FAWM brings, including collabs and such. Let's do it!

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  • @andrewjtaylor  1 day

    Just heard a song by Ghost Ship and thought it might be you.


  • @scottlake Feb 25

    Understood. Here's hoping for some sun!

  • @scottlake Feb 21

    Check my latest song post. Astroisks. Still want to collab on that?

  • @aflinner  Feb 17

    Thanks, I thought maybe you were doing the vocal doubling old-school like that, but I wasn't sure because you nail it so well. 😀 I'll have to give the compression/panning tactics a shot sometime.

  • @woolford Feb 17

    Hi Jacob,
    Thank you so much for your appreciation of “My Son” collaboration with @srcoops
    That one rather took it out of me and I’ve been struggling to write anything remotely worthwhile after it. It was the first time I’d ever used GarageBand, and it was a struggle to get the tracks to line up- they kept recording with a lag! But I knew, once I’d listened to Tom’s sermons, that I wanted some of his words to be in the mix, so I learned pretty quickly.
    Your comments meant a lot, so thank you. x

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean" and collab "Who We Really Are"!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 15

    Hey man! Thanks for stopping by. I don't really do anything special. I record everything with the same mic. I found some good EQ spots and discovered how great limiters are on stuff. It's my new most favorite over-used thing 😁

  • @billwhite51 Feb 14

    thank you for your comments on three can kep a secret. i really have a problem with my housekeepers.

  • @seemanski  Feb 14

    Thanks man, I'll give that band a whirl.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 12

    I'm way behind on comments cos had no power, but to answer your question, @sciren really sings that low, tonally. However, I am fucking slightly with the formants in the first verse, so that gives her a slightly (just 3%) slowed down *feel*, without actually changing the pitch she's singing at at all.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 10

    Let me know if you have anything that you want some harmonies or parts thrown on. It's been a few years since we collaborated. I'm game if you are! 😀

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 10

    That was Josh Levitre, he didn't do FAWM last year, he got married and got a job and didn't have time anymore. Her occasionally streams on YouTube and Facebook.

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 9

    Thanks for stopping by and for kudos on ‘butter and wine’ 🙌🏾 Looking forward to hearing you !

  • @oddbod  Feb 9

    Hi Jacob,
    I think it was the chorus in Egypt that I got a bit grouchy with. Mainly the line "It's the antithesis of my identity" and to some extent "It's the facsimile of my destiny" which I felt didn't quite flow naturally. But this is only IMO and personal taste. I was probably just at the time wanting to write something critical for a change rather than another 100% positive comment, which I find get's a bit repetitive after a while - Sorry, a failing of mine!. Apologies, I didn't mean to cause any offence - All the best with the rest of FAWM

  • @sciren  Feb 9

    Per usual, thanks so much for all your great feedback so far! That IS me singing that low in Songbird! Crazy, huh?

  • @arthurrossi Feb 8

    I would like to thank you sooooo much for your generous comments! I appreciate them a lot!

  • @crisp1  Feb 8

    Appreciated the detailed comments on Hung Up on the Thorns. If you get the chance, it would be SO helpful to see how you would fix it to make it a better lyric. If you get the chance (unlikely, I know! 😁). Either way, thanks, Jacob!

  • @colgoo Feb 6

    Listening to “Poison Control” reminded me of why you’re on my watchlist!!! Great work.

  • @bootlegger Feb 6

    hey thanks for the comment on Basking! In regards to the drums, this year I'm doing all live drums actually. We cut those at the studio I work at. I did all the engineering. We used 9 mics. MD421 on Kick, SM57 on top/bottom snare, Beta98 on high, low, and floor toms, RE20 for overheads and my Warm Audio 251 as a room mic all recorded into Pro Tools through API, Neve and Avalon pres. I then took all the drum tracks and imported them to Studio One at my house and did all the mixing and arranging there.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 6

    Thanks for the look and that is a better idea on the chorus!

  • @jamkar  Feb 5

    Indeed Zach Balch is good. He is a personal friend, and taught me a lot about miking, when we played in a praise band together 5 years ago.

  • @slawbleu  Feb 5

    Hey -- thanks so much for your kind comments on Sundazzle! To answer your question, I recorded my Fender P-Bass through a Hartke VXL preamp, into a Mackie mixer (for EQ), and then into the interface. Pretty simple, but effective -- there are a lot of tone-shaping options on that Hartke, and I consider it a really underrated piece of gear! I'll be back to comment on your stuff soon!

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 5

    Thanks for your kind words on my Tan Van version.

  • @scottlake Feb 5

    Say, fellow thrift shop syndicate members @stevenwesleyguiles what would you guys say to co-writing this with me? Needs editing. Enough verses for probably 3 songs here, but I can't throw any of them away. Need some help. https://fawm.org/songs/101838/

  • @downburst  Feb 4

    Hi Jacob. Thanks for the comment! I have a demo up now.

  • @aeye Feb 4

    May the Tan Van Man bring you much joy ( thanks for checking out that goofy remix )

  • @ceilidh  Feb 4

    Thanks for your comment on Next Door song! FAWMsong music is now up on SoundCloud!

  • @valeriecox  Feb 4

    Hi Jacob. Thanks for dropping in on my first fruits song.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 4

    Bless you for listening through all the Tan Van songs. What a trooper you are! LOL

    It's amazing what folks can come up with, isn't it?

  • @wistah  Feb 4

    Thank you so much for listening my brother, I hope life is treating you well 😀

  • @kovbleu  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for the kind comments on my songs!! I'm getting through some listening today while at work and will be back to hear your others. Can't wait!!!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Thanks for the Egypt access! Yes, i don't turn on downloads for things I intend to try commercially, but with soundcloud one is never sure whether the download is off because of that or because folk forgit!

  • @aflinner  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comments on “Surrender,” glad you liked it. 🙂

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment on my Beard homage song

  • @majordanby  Feb 3

    Hey Jacob. Thanks for the kind feedback.

    Re: my acoustic recording, I just use the same mic as my vocal but try to get pretty close to it. I usually put a bit of reverb in but just compressed this one and put each guitar in the left and right. It made it pop out more so I might use that technique again.
    I read a bit about avoiding putting tracks in the same frequency, such as vocals etc. which really worked out well.

    I’ll listen to your tracks later. I’ve brought my headphones to work with me this morning.

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 2

    Getting a good loud mix level has been a challenge for me. I got the Izotope Ozone plugin and it works well at getting the mix louder. Are you in ProTools or Logic?

  • @zachagerty Feb 1

    hey welcome back bro. good to see you here again! this is what, our 5th year?!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 1

    Thank you!

  • @srcoops  Feb 1

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding The Preacher.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2020

    Wow! Looking forward to your album! Love the title!

  • @ryako  Jan 2020

    Happy Fawming to you, too, bro!

  • @bithprod Jan 2020

    Thanks, and happy fawming to you as well! Looking forward to listening to your stuff, as always.

  • @nuj4x Jan 2020

    It's unlikely I'll be around much this FAWM in a creative sense. I'm interested in doing another collab with sapient, but after that probably not much.

    I will be listening and commenting, however, and providing feedback and love to our FAWM family members.

  • @jamesstaubes  Jan 2020

    Hey dude. I hope you have a rocking year.

  • @ballyhoot Jan 2020

    Thanks for the note. Texas misses you... 😀

    Here's to a great FAWM 2020!!

  • @majordanby  Jan 2020

    Good luck with the new project, Jacob. Looking forward to hearing your stuff.
    Ps. Great new profile pic!

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2020

    Hi Jacob, thank you for namedropping us in the Fawm Gods thread. You're very kind. Have a great fawm!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Jan 2020

    Hey Jacob - planning on it! Glad to see you back as well. FAWM on!

  • @meadows  Jan 2020

    Hey Jacob! All the best for this February! Looking forward to listening to your music!

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2020

    Happy almost-FAWM to you!

  • @zackdavid  Jan 2020

    whatsup buddy?! Looking forward to hanging out this year! I'm doing instrumentals again...I'll try to make them longer! I just did a little warmup in the studio today and made an instrumental that clocks in at almost 3 minutes! hahah 😁

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2020

    Good to see you around. Thanks for the dropping by.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2020

    Tenth FAWM!

  • @aflinner  Jan 2020

    Hi Jacob! I just found you in the “class of 2011” thread (me too), and I see we share some influences....watchlisted! 😃 Looking forward to hearing your stuff.

  • @brownium  Jan 2020

    Hey dude - looking forward to hearing more of your reckless vocals and wonderful melodies.

  • @wistah  Jan 2020

    Hi @jacobeverettwallace I'm feeling good and ready to FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your new tunes this February 😀

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2020

    Super pumped to hear your songs this year!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 2020

    I'm looking forward to seeing the album take shape! Have a great FAWM fellow Oregonian! 😀

  • @bootlegger Jan 2020

    I can't wait to see what you come up with this year. Your tunes are always so good. Happy fawming!

  • @natrin Jan 2020

    Hello, have a great FAWM! 😁 Cool to see that you've relocated. Hope things are going well.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2020

    Love your work...
    Have a great FAWM

  • @russiasaturn Jan 2020

    Hey Jacob! can't wait to hear what you do this year. love your profile pic. maybe you'd want to collab sometime?

  • @crisp1  Jan 2020

    Hi Jacob! Sounds like you're in a great place, in every sense. Hope you have a great FAWM and can't wait to see what you put out there!

  • @zecoop  Jan 2020

    Hey howdy... Oregon is gorgeous from what I've seen (wife's niece is a National Park Ranger there). Looking forward to your FAWM! 😀

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2020

    Congrats on the move. Oregon is beautiful! Looking forward to another FAWM and to hearing your new music.

  • @scottlake Jan 2020

    Are you an Astros fan, if not we got a whole bunch of material to work with today.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2020

    Hey Jacob! It’s good to see you back. How has your year been? I look forward to hearing your music!

  • @scottlake Jan 2020

    What do you say on another collaboration this year, 2020?