A longtime singer-songwriter and actor, Jacob entered the profession with his 2016 debut folk EP, Where Did You Come From. He has been featured by music bloggers Alex Rainbird Music and Ear to the Ground Music as well as at venues such as The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Delancey.
In his acting career, Jacob starred in the first national tour of “Amazing Grace the Musical” and the first actor-musician production of "Godspell."
When the COVID 19 pandemic hit and all live performance came to a screeching halt, he retreated to the basement of his parents' home and found a silver lining: an opportunity to record more of his music.
Jacob’s current project is called Quarantine Nudes — a series of songs exploring the collective loneliness of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Each recording lives in an ethereal and sometimes minimalist world that leaves space for the listener to process their own emotional well-being.
He splits his time between unceded Mohawk (Upstate New york) and Lenape (New York City) lands.
Superb… atmospheric scene… gorgeously picked… charismatic… Shipley reaches out and touches the audience.
“Endearing… Highly Engaging… Jacob superbly touches on feelings of anxiety, frustration, confusion, and isolation."
“Meaningful lyrics... smooth textured vocals... powerful instrumentation..."
"Guitar playing is exceptional… pure passion… every single gesture here matters…"
“Uplifting... clear vocals… confident... self assured… bright clean guitar… inviting…”
Jacob Shipley is a Breedlove Artist.