William Russell Wallace spent a decade on the road with several bands before taking a break to get his MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana. His new record, DIRTY SOUL, is a raw collection of songs about redemption in the face of self-destruction and addiction. His fiction can be found in Yemassee (winner of the 2018 Yemassee Prize in Fiction), Breakwater Review (runner-up in the 2019 Fiction Contest), Carve, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Idyllwild, CA.

Press for DIRTY SOUL:

San Jacinto is exceptional, discharging an articulate confession of pure, raw sincerity. William Russell Wallace definitely has it going on. This is one of the best songs I’ve heard in a long time.” - Tattoo.com - Premiere of “San Jacinto”

“William Russell Wallace crafts the kind of hard-hitting, poetically nuanced songs that immediately invite you into his world.” - The Vinyl District

“(Dirty Soul) is familiar and nostalgic, yet completely relevant, entirely his own, and new.” This is Not the Radio

“This is a golden comeback album… Lilting, bittersweet, handsome and precocious folk rock.” - East Portland Blog

“William Russell Wallace’s debut album Dirty Soul altogether, is not the kind of music you can just bash out in a studio. Such music always starts somewhere deep in an artist’s soul, nests there, develops and matures through real-life experiences before it finally pours out like a natural phenomenon we’re lucky enough to witness only once or twice in a blue moon.” - Living Fearless

Understanding is the golden-hued light pouring in through slatted blinds as Wallace implements a sparse acoustic guitar and his world-weary voice to provide a heart-rending portrait of the beauty of a new beginning informed by deep pain.” - Impose Magazine

Come Here Floyd - “Vampires”

The Southern Sounding - “San Jacinto”

Famous Last Words - Interview




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