Jacob Wallace 9

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."

2018 was a crazy, crazy year for me. To sum: After a challenging but successful 2018 FAWM, I released my debut studio EP in April. Not long after that, I had an opportunity to go into a new studio to record two more EP's (releasing this spring!) and I played a showcase in Nashville which landed me a 5-week spot on a summer tour. I resigned from my pastoral position and basically was a road warrior for the rest of the year, where I logged over 30k miles on my car touring, traveling and working on new music. I met award-winning producer Billy Smiley at the showcase and got to record with him at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN in August. (we worked exclusively on songs I wrote during FAWM!) I released a music video in October. Between all the miles, I also dealt with some detrimental health events, including a near heart attack and severe insomnia and an onslaught of anxiety and panic attacks. (not things you expect at 27 years old) I wasn't taking care of myself. I slowed things down in October and November to regain my health and make lifestyle changes. Can't do all the crazy stuff if I'm sick or dead! For my 28th birthday this January I played my first international show in Edinburgh, Scotland and also got to explore Scotland for over two weeks which was an amazing experience. I'm preparing to release the first of a series of 5-song EP's, titled "Arrows" which I hope to release in February or March. I'm currently working on three studio albums so I don't feel prepared for this new season of FAWM at all but I'm excited for it anyway. I want to push my creativity and have fun doing it. I usually have lots of ideas going into the new season but this year I've literally got a blank slate. Scary! But let's do this!

+ 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.

+ A new addition this year is a rock/alt-rock/instrumental/shoe-gaze side project under the name @thesteadfast

+ 2019 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.


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  • @bootlegger Mar 11

    I'm really jazzed to hear about your EP. I can't wait for its release. If you ever come near chicago please let me know.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 23

    Thanks for listening to "The Steady." That was such a kind comment to wake up to. Yeah, you know I guess the wonderful thing about music is we have an outlet to channel into. I only wish my stupid audio interface clicking from the headphones wouldn't have picked up in the microphone in parts. I listened in my other headphones today and was like ugh...no!! That vocal was definitely coming from somewhere really raw so don't know if I could capture it quite the same again. Thank you so much for listening! <3

  • @crisp1  Feb 23

    Thanks for the comments on Unturn the World, Jacob. Looking forward to Alex's music for it!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

    Thank you for the kind words on mine and @jamcars collab The Dancer

  • @wsharper69 Feb 14

    That is cool you got to record with Billy Smiley. He is truely and genuinely a great guy. I have listened to his music since I was 14 years old

  • @guatecoop  Feb 12

    Thanks! I needed that guidance, as I think I was unsure about the mix. That is super helpful

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    I won't tell if you don't, lol.... NOTHING HAPPENED PEOPLE! 😉

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    Thanks for the listens! Yea, Papercut was done like that as an experiment with compression. When I remix it, the drums will be mostly normal with a couple of spots different (such as the ones that go super compressed and quieter). Probably after FAWM.

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    Maybe it was obvious, but I meant ALL weekend, lolol. FAWMing out 100% 😁

  • @kc5 Feb 11

    Thanks for checking out Mesmerized and taking the time to comment!

  • @jsini  Feb 11

    Thank you for your comments on my song Lake City, Tennessee. Greatly appreciated it! Have a great FAWM.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 10

  • @astock86 Feb 8

    I followed you on all the sosh meeds.... loving your tunes on Soundcloud. Now to give your FAWM tunes a listen. How would you feel about a co-write sometime?

  • @majordanby  Feb 8

    Thanks man!
    I got a RODE NT2000 and it is making my guitars and vocals much more pro. Plus I’ve learned some (probably basic) mixing techniques that have improved our sound too. FAWM tracks are always just demos for us, and then we re-record the good ones, but these aren’t far off for quick mix downs!

    Hope you’re over your migraine. I’ve never had one but hear they suck!

  • @zackdavid  Feb 8

    Always great seeing you here, man! Looking forward to checking out more of your tunes! I can only promise you even shorter tunes from me while I also will be focused on recording another album. I was going to put the album songs up on FAWM but they've been written for a long time...so I didn't want to break the FAWM rules! Seeya here!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 8

    Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. 😀

  • @mattblick  Feb 8

    Hey Jacob - thanks for the comment

    "Find your vulnerability" sounds like an intriguing songwriting philosophy. Care to unpack a bit?

  • @bootlegger Feb 8

    Hey thanks so much for the comments on the story so far. BTW I'm totally digging what I've heard from yiy so far again this year.

    You asked about my vocal recording process. It's pretty simple. I use an NT2A going into a focusrite isa one into my cheap presonus usb interface. Recorded into studio one. Usually not a ton of takes and if there's a double I record it right along with the first pass. I do very little comping but I'll do it if I have to. No pitch correction or anything just your normal various forms of saturation compression EQ and whatever reverb or delays work for the song. Some of its pretty dry though. I don't think I left out anything but if you have any other questions let me know!

  • @colgoo  Feb 8

    Loved your comment on “We Are Not Alone”. I will try to find some time this weekend to sit and enjoy more of your music.

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Thanks for checking out the creepy subway song! I added some freaky guitar and remixed, so now it is about 1000 times more creepy, in case you wanted to check that out, lol. 😀

  • @jamesstaubes  Feb 6

    I want to be a FAWM superstar like you. Anywho, I think a key to my ukulele sound is mixing the DI with the mic. It's the setup I use for the acoustic one takes.

  • @danvaillancourt  Feb 6

    Many thanks for the thoughtful and intelligent comments time after time. I appreciate it! Glad to be back and great to hear your songs again.

  • @benjo  Feb 5

    hey bud

    thank you for your kind words on my lyric
    Ididn't throw those stones
    means so much coming from you sir


  • @majordanby  Feb 5

    Thank you for listening and commenting. My guitar style is a little rough, so pleased how this turned out.

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 5

    Thanks for your comments on my tune- looking forward to hearing you 🙌🏼

  • @s7even  Feb 4

    Thank you for the kind words on “Never Looking Back”. Also, great beard.

  • @benjo  Feb 4

    Hey Jacob

    thank you for those kind words I'm so glad you like it,
    and I'd love that if it brings a collab out of it too would be wonderful, enjoy fawm

    THANK YOU Jacob


  • @brownium  Feb 3

    You dude - feel free to use "Let All the Earth Repeat It" - I'd love to hear about it if you do. I'll probably add more to it eventually. Then again, I'll probably loose weight, too. If you know what I mean. 😀

    What say you to making your way back down to Austin for FOP again?

  • @benjo  Feb 3

    Hey Jacob

    just to say a THANK YOU bud
    I was inspired to write and post a lyric
    this morning, called CARRY ME it came from your words about being exhausted the kind that gets into the bones I read it
    before I listened to
    believe in love again, great song

    this is what fawm is all about
    so THANK YOU


  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 3

    I’m glad that something I did or said was helpful to regain your confidence- the world is richer for your music!

  • @benjo  Feb 3

    Hey Jacob

    thank you so much for your kind words on my lyric,
    I can still hear your guitar
    it means a lot to me coming from you,


  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 3

    Thanks, Jacob for the insight. I felt the Bridge wasn’t yet fully actualized. Your input pushed me to get it there. It’s not in the recording on FAWM (yet) but it’s there. Thanks again!

  • @risbon Feb 3

    Congrats on your eventful year! I watched your other page, looking forward to the shoegaze

  • @zecoop  Feb 3

    Thanks for listening! Actually yes, the Jazz had been my number 1 bass since I got it in 2004 or 5.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 3

    Thanks man. I appreciate it.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2

    Aww. Thank you for the great comments!

  • @tan482  Feb 1

    Thanks for your lovely words on my first composition. Awwww tender, that is certainly not a word usually used to describe the banjo! I am happy you hear that in my playing, thank you 😀

  • @ajna1960 Feb 1

    Welcone to 2019 ! Would be cool to do something together again this year.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 31

    Wow!! Your mega talent has been discovered!
    Of course!! You are a mighty force to be reckoned with...
    Congratulations on all your past year successes...

  • @susyblue  Jan 30

    Hi Jacob, nice to hear from you and look forward to hearing what fawm brings you!

  • @madthesinger  Jan 30

    Hey Jacob! I hope I get some songs out this month too. I'm not sure it will happen, but I'm staying optimistic. Excited to hear the beautiful music you create.

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 30

    Hey Jacob! Happy FAWM to you!

  • @tan482  Jan 28

    Welcome back! I hope you retain your good health and are able to do some FAWMing in such a busy time.

  • @ballyhoot Jan 28

    Hi, Jacob, already said hi to you on the Texas forum thread but thought I'd pop by here and say hi again. So...

    Hi!!!! Good luck with FAWM this year!

  • @popmythology  Jan 28

    Hi, Jacob! Thanks for leaving a note. I forgot to log in for a couple days so I'm a bit late getting back to you. It sounds like last year was rough for you too, though also productive. But, yeah, going too fast or too hard and not taking care of ourselves can totally wreck havoc on mental as well as physical health. Here's to a more balanced 2019, my friend...

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 27

    great to see you back! wow, you've had quite the year! (both up and down) looking forward to hearing new Feb songs, and be well!!!

  • @russiasaturn Jan 26

    Right back at you! As always, looking forward to hearing what you put out.

  • @nuj4x Jan 23

  • @bithprod Jan 23

    I'm definitely going to participate, and I still have a week left to get my groove back. 😉 Let me know if you want to collaborate again this year. I love Sun In The Mirror and listen to it often!

  • @majordanby  Jan 23

    Hey Jacob, likewise. I’m looking forward to see what you come up with this year

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @natrin Jan 21

    Hi have a wonderful FAWM! Your "Capture Me" music video is really really impressive. Great work.

  • @petemurphy  Jan 19

    Hey Jacob, thanks for the message. I hope you have loads of fun!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 19

    Yay!! Whew! I wasn't sure if you'd have time with all your touring and world travelling this year!! ❤

    I'm down for another collab this year if you are!! 😊

  • @wyatt  Jan 18

    Hey Jacob, sounds like you had a good year, Way ta go, Itsa tough business

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 18


  • @thelostcartographer  Jan 17

    Happy FAWMing! I really enjoyed your efforts last FAWM. The quality (and quantity!) of your songwriting and recording is inspiring evidence that there is PLENTY of time in February to get everything done!

  • @julesbf Jan 17

    Watched the video, amazing, looking forward to hearing what you come up with this year.

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 17

    Wow- sounds like 2018 was a roller coaster, hope things flow better health-wise this year but are just as successful. Always great to hear your art.

  • @leah0k  Jan 17

    Hi Jacob, same to you! 😀 I’m looking forward to your guitarical tunes

  • @scottlake  Jan 17

    Are you back in the US?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 17

    Here we go, Jacob!! 😀 Let's DO THIS!!

  • @ianuarius  Jan 17

    Hey man! @nuj4x recommended your EP on the FAWM Slack back when it came out and it's one of my favorite releases from last year. Especially Capture Me is just excellent.

  • @zecoop  Jan 17

    Sweet! Yeah... I'm already gunning for some surf. No idea what it'll sound like but that's a good bet coming out of the gate.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 17

    Oh man, congratulations on your new opportunities! The positive is always tempered with challenges. Always. You got to see one of my favorite places...Edinburgh! Actually Scotland is wonderful with great people! So welcoming and beautiful, not to mention ancient! Well, that is great and I’m glad to have you in my circle for a month or so. I look forward to it!

  • @crisp1  Jan 17

    Wow, sounds like you had an amazing year, Jacob! Hope you're healthy and even if you have a blank slate now, I'm sure you'll come up with great stuff this FAWM.

  • @kovbleu  Jan 16

    Hey friend! I sure hope you are back this year. 😀

  • @zecoop  Jan 15

    FAWM is going to be awesome and I can't wait to hear more from you - once you get back in the States, that is. And a collaboration maybe? Hope so...

  • @oddbod  Jan 15

    Hi Jacob. Hope all is good in the world with you. Have a great February

  • @guatecoop  Jan 3

    So, how is it possible that you were not on my watchlist??? Well, that’s fixed. How are things going with your album and you?