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Jacob Shipley is sitting on a planter looking at you like the moody singer/songwriter he is.

Jacob Shipley

Jacob Shipley writes, sings, and tells stories about the moments in life we’d rather not repeat. Like the time his ex told him she forget he existed. Some of his music is sorrowful, some sardonic and humorous, but all of it comes from a deeply personal place that is easy to connect with because we’ve all been there. His lyrics are poignant, his voice accessible, his range impressive, and his guitar work effortless and subtly intricate. Listening to Jacob is like reminiscing with an old friend: not everything was easy, but at least we made it through.


Jacob’s voice has been compared to Jeff Buckley, his wry cynicism to Phoebe Bridgers, and his poetic storytelling to Hozier. He has performed live at The Historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. In theatre, Jacob has starred as John Newton in the first national tour of “Amazing Grace: the Musical” and was featured in the first actor-musician production of "Godspell."


He splits his time between unceded Mohawk and Lenape lands (Upstate New York and New York City).

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Check out Jacob's interview with Keith Profeta of  Indie Band Guru

“Emotive lyrics... rich vocals... dynamic instrumentation ...the future of folk music."

- The Other Side Reviews

“Endearing… highly engaging… Jacob superbly touches on feelings of anxiety, frustration, confusion, and isolation."

- Nexus Music Blog

"Guitar playing is exceptional… pure passion… every single gesture here matters…"

- Fruit Sonic

“Uplifting... clear vocals… confident... self assured… bright clean guitar… inviting…”

- Music for the Misfits


Civil WarJacob Shipley
00:00 / 03:17
WaitingJacob Shipley
00:00 / 03:35
Brave New World (Live from The Pit)Jacob Shipley
00:00 / 03:48
South DakotaJacob Shipley
00:00 / 06:09



Civil War

Jacob Shipley is a Breedlove Artist.

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