William Wallace writes songs no one else would write. He is probably the only songwriter in Austin with a tune about the 19th century mystic Helena Blavatsky, one about the romance between Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhart, and another country classic about demon-possessed nuns. As no one is actually keeping metrics on this, his unique status is purely conjecture and absolutely inadmissible in a court of law or music. As the son of early adopters of the Austin slacker lifestyle, he was exposed to a wide range of music from a very early age. One of his earliest musical memories is of a conversation with Townes Van Zandt in the green room at the Cactus Cafe about songwriting and life on the road. This musical upbringing taught him to weave songs and music together into a style that blends intricate guitar work with lyrics about undersung heroes and villains, immortal counts, drunken Egyptologists, volcanic love, and the ghosts both real and metaphorical that hide just beyond the veil.

His debut full length album “Lighthouse Keeper” featured ten original songs, backed by some of Austin’s finest musicians, including Jon Greene, Mark Hallman, Joshua Hoag, Warren Hood, Stefano Intelisano, Shawnee Kilgore, Andre Moran, and Kris Nelson. The record features songs William has played for years in live sets including “Harpo and Amelia,” “The Stars, My Destination,” a musing on immortality and legacy that borrows a title from Alfred Bester’s novel of the same name, and “Eveline”, a love song set in the ruins of Pompeii. 

Summer 2024 will see the release of two new singles. "Closer by the Firelight" arrives May 31st, a Homeric odyssey in folk song format written after he settled back into the Austin community and found home again amidst the scene. "Spiral Arms" follows later in the summer, a paean to the night sky and a reminder of what we miss living in the light dome of the city. The two songs, both written in the west Texas desert, will eventually form a physical 7" on vinyl as a mini EP.

William is also at work on his second full length album, "Across the Golden Door", at Ice Cream Factory Studio with Matt Parmenter. More information will be available in late 2024.





EPK link with press photos, press release/one sheet, and more can be found at this shared Google Drive link! Thank you!