After sneaking off to a Sheryl Crow concert, a sixteen year-old Amy Wallace, sat grounded in her room. Instead of twitling her thumbs, she made a decision that would change her entire life... She decided right then and there to pick up a guitar, teach...
After sneaking off to a Sheryl Crow concert, a sixteen year-old Amy Wallace, sat grounded in her room. Instead of twitling her thumbs, she made a decision that would change her entire life... She decided right then and there to pick up a guitar, teach herself to pluck the strings, and write down a few songs. And that’s where our story begins.
In 2004, Wallace moved from her hometown Midland, Texas to Austin to attend the University of Texas. There she studied, not only Communications, but also developed her passion for music and became immersed in the Austin music scene. It didn’t take long for the college community to discover this unique singer/songwriter had lasting potential.
Wallace acquired a loyal fan base as she hit the stage at some of the most well-known and well-respected venues in Austin ranging from Antone’s, to The Saxon Pub, to Momo’s on 6th , and Hanover’s where she performed as the opening for act for Austin’s own, Monte Montgomery and Patrice Pike. It wasn’t too soon after that Wallace released her first self-titled EP, later followed by "Behind Brown Eyes" (with Catapult Distributors, distributed to iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, emusic, Virgin Online, Independentbands.com, etc.) that allowed her music to disperse beyond Austin to places as far as Alaska, New York, California, and throughout Europe.
With a degree in one hand and her guitar in another, Wallace, packed up her old suitcase (“she couldn’t afford to use”), hopped in her car, and headed west to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams of sharing her music with the world. Her transition from Texas to Los Angeles inspired Wallace with a new perspective, and in turn, gave her pages and pages of new ideas, songs, and music. She played her first LA gig at the legendary Hotel Café, and has been playing there comfortably since. Next up for Wallace is the release of her newest EP, "Angles and Devils," which will hit online music stores in April 2009.
When Amy is not performing, writing, or in the studio, Amy spends most of her time in the outdoors cycling, mountain biking, or trail running. She has a weakness for pizza and desperately wants a dog some day.