After 12 years in the "Texas Music Scene" and playing shows predominantly in Fort Worth and it's surrounding areas, Phil Wallace has proven himself to be a real Troubador, a young gun with and old soul.
Phil began writing songs around the age of 14 at a pretty dark time in his life. Staying in & out of trouble, flunking high school and experimenting with drugs finally drove Phil to enter a behavioral facility at 15 years old. Upon exiting, and with the help of his father, Phil found his footing in the Fort Worth Music Scene.
Phil began playing the Stockyards Opry, The Texas All-Star Revue, Johnny High's and The Fort Worth Songwriters Association, who later revoked Phil's membership due to his age. This nearly sent him back off the deep end. Phil began listening to "The Rat Pack" every Monday night at The White Elephant Saloon.
"They were the roots that held the Fort Worth Music Scene together back in those days, Kurt South, Jordan Mycoskie and Phil Pritchett." says Wallace. "I was absolutely drawn to what they did on stage, they didn't care what people thought about their songs, they just did it and it was good."
This got the wheels turning in Wallace's head and he began writing more and more, not so much focusing on what people wanted to hear but more what he wanted to say. "I just wrote about what I knew, some people didn't believe a fifteen year old kid knew what I knew. It was hard to be taken seriously, singing about drugs and pain."
In 2007 Phil recorded a sketchy acoustic collection called, "The Misery, Pain & Jesus Sessions" and only released about 100 copies. 2009 was Phil's first "real" album release with his self made acoustic album, "Second Place", another somewhat "crackly" lo-fi collection of acoustic tracks.
Phil mostly performs in and around Fort Worth. Come see Phil Wallace and The Big Band at Filthy McNasty's in The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturdays at 2pm