It’s been a long while since I’ve updated this page, as I had been taking a break from playing music for most of the winter. I decided last year to try and go to grad school, and I’ve been spending most of time working on that. But now that Spring is (kinda) here, I’m ready to get back to it. I’ve got some fun local shows coming up and I’ll be heading back to Virginia in May. I should have some East Coast-ish tour dates in June to post as well. Hopefully in the next couple weeks, I’ll know for sure where I’ll be moving to for the next few years. Here’s to new adventures. And here are the upcoming shows, starting with an early one this week with my pal, Stephen Lee.

March 26th - Cincinnati, OH @ Chameleon w/ Stephen Lee HAPPY HOUR SHOW

March 28th - Cincinnati, OH @ The Listing Loon w/ Moriah Haven Lawson

April 4th - Covington, KY @ Pike Street Lounge w/ Sam Banta, Jonathan Lohr

April 19th - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival w/ Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound

April 24th - Cincinnati, OH @ The Crow’s Nest w/ Hellcat Matt, Jake Tippey

May 3rd - Roanoke, VA @ Mountainside Cafe

More to come…

Kitchen Sessions Videos

My dear friends up in Somerville, MA have uploaded some videos from the last time I played up there. It was easily one of my favorite solo shows I’ve ever played. I miss my Boston folks.

Here’s the last song of the night:

 

If you’re interested, you can check out the rest of the set right here

Spring tour dates

Hello friends. Beginning this weekend, I’m going out on a short tour with my pal Declan Ryan from Rochester, New York. We’ll be hitting some of my favorite cities. If you’re around, come hang out with us. 

4/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Tetanus House (House show)

4/21 - Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza

4/22 - Chicago, IL @ Township

4/23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ TBA

4/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Pitbull Palace (House show) 

4/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

4/26 - Richmond, VA @ The 400

4/27 - Roanoke, VA @ Mountainside Cafe

Virginia weekend!

Hey Virginia! We’re gonna come play some shows this weekend. We’ll be at Mountainside Cafe in Roanoke on Saturday, February 16th and at Poe’s Pub in Richmond on Sunday, the 17th. Both shows are free. Let’s hang out.

Back home!

First let me say thank you so much to everyone who gave us a place to crash, a meal to eat, a conversation to have, or a song to sing. This was a great run and I’m finding myself feeling exhausted and inspired and very, very grateful. I have pretty amazing friends all around the country. I’m a lucky dude. 

We’re taking a week off for Thanksgiving and all that, then Jon and I have a few weekend runs to finish out the year, starting November 30th in Gainesville with our pals Greenland is Melting and O! Geography. All the shows are listed on the tour page. 

Time for sleep!

The new record is now on Spotify, iTunes, etc…

So check that out if it’s your thing. Of course, I’d much prefer you to come to a show and get that sexy vinyl from me, starting tonight in Brooklyn at Freddy’s Bar. But if, alas, you are unable to do so, you can get the new album on iTunes by clicking here:

Billy Wallace and the Virginia Blues - Tucumcari, New Mexico and Other Songs

Or just type “Billy Wallace and the Virginia Blues” into Spotify and add us to a playlist or something. Tour is going well so far. It’s great to see so many folks I haven’t got to hang out with in so long. Check out the rest of the dates on the tour page and come out to a show if you can. Kelley will do a crab dance for you if you do. 

Tour starts today!

Yep. This evening I’ll be at the Woodlands Tavern in Columbus. Show starts EARLY tonight - 6 p.m. Here are all the dates. Let me know if you have any questions about the shows. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of folks I haven’t seen in a long time. 

November 5th - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

November 6th - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

November 7th - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House

November 8th - Guilford, CT @ Ballou’s Wine Bar

November 9th - Brooklyn, NY @ Freddy’s Bar

November 10th - Boston, MA @ Kitchen Sessions

November 11th - Providence, RI @ House show

November 13th - New York, NY @ Fontana’s 

November 14th - Baltimore, MD @ 1919

November 15th - Roanoke, VA @ Mountainside Cafe

November 16th - Richmond, VA @ Poe’s Pub

November 17th - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave

November 30th - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s 

December 1st - Tallahassee, FL @ Franklin Manor

December 8th - Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza and Pub

December 9th - Milwaukee, WI @ Circle-A Cafe

December 14th - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival

Also, you can stream “Tucumcari, New Mexico and Other Songs” in its entirety right here. If you like it, go on over to Mind Over Matter Records and pre-order the limited edition 12 inch vinyl, or get one from us at the shows. 

Hey!!! You can order our record now!!!

Yeah! Head on over to Mind Over Matter Records and pre-order the damn thing. You’ll get some fun extra goodies if you do. They’ll ship in November, but if you order it now, we’ll make sure you get a digital copy ASAP. Do it! And tell your friends to do it, too!

Record, tour update

The pre-order for ‘Tucumcari, New Mexico and Other Songs’ will be up soon over at Mind Over Matter. The record will come in hand screen-printed, individually numbered artwork and the pre-order package will include some of our fun new merch as well. There’s also a whole bunch of shows coming up. I’m gonna be visiting a lot of my favorite cities and seeing a lot of my favorite people, so I’m excited. Here’s a list of the dates so far:

October 12th-13th - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival for CINCYPUNKFEST

October 26th-28th - Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 11 (Sunday @ The Atlantic)

November 2nd-3rd - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival for IRONFEST 3

November 5th - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

November 6th - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

November 7th - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House

November 9th - Brooklyn, NY @ Freddy’s Bar

November 10th - Boston, MA @ Kitchen Sessions

November 11th - Providence, RI @ House show

November 13th - New York, New York @ Fontana’s 

November 15th - Roanoke, VA @ Mountainside Cafe

November 16th - Richmond, VA @ Poe’s Pub

November 17th - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave

November 30th - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s 

December 1st - Tallahassee, FL @ Franklin Manor

December 8th - Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza and Pub

December 9th - Milwaukee, WI @ Circle-A Cafe

December 14th - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival 

Yeah!

"Tucumcari, New Mexico and Other Songs" Preview

The new album is all mastered and sent off. It’s going to be called “Tucumcari, New Mexico and Other Songs” and it’s gonna be coming out on Mind Over Matter Records. I’ll give y’all release dates and such as I get them. For now, check out three of the songs and the cool artwork by our pal Brian Dees here: billywallace.bandcamp.com. I’m looking forward to hitting the road and seeing some friends when this thing comes out!