After 18 years in the “Texas Music Scene” and playing shows predominantly in Fort Worth and its surrounding areas, Phil Wallace has proven himself to be a real Troubador, a young gun with an old soul.
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 on 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.”