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Actor | Singer | Musician

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A Holiday Release
December 11, 2020

The Brave New World music video is officially out today! Check it out below:

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A Brave New World
December 27, 2020

Continuing my Quarantine Nudes series, on January 8, 2021 I will be releasing a live recording of my song Brave New World. This song is about finding solace and hope in the face of despair. Click the photo to pre-save the track and get a free sticker!

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A Holiday Release
December 11, 2020

Recently heard on the Off Broadway cast albums for “We Are the Tigers” and “Cleopatra,” Sydney Parra joins singer/songwriter Jacob Shipley (Alex Rainbird Music, Ear to the Ground Music) for a powerful new version of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” This is the second in Jacob’s Quarantine Nudes series, dedicated to minimalist recordings exploring a collective loneliness felt since March of 2020. Paying homage to the restraint of Joni’s original record, this arrangement on acoustic guitar allows the lyrics to soar anew with deft harmonies from two accomplished vocalists.

Click the photo to link to your preferred music listening spot!

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New Single!
November 13, 2020

On Friday, November 13th, my new single, "Weight of the World," drops on all platforms! Written at the beginning of the pandemic, this song is a meditation on anxiety and depression. Check it out in the music tab or click the photo to link to your preferred music listening spot!

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A Woman's Honor
September 26, 2020

Zoom Theatre! Who doesn't love it? This Saturday, I will be taking part in Metropolitan Playhouse's Virtual Reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Glaspell's 1918 play, A Woman's Honor. 

Directed by Rachael Langton, this production should be an amusing take on how the patriarchy basically hasn't changed at all in the last 100 years. Click the photo for a link to tickets!

Supporting Youth Theatre of the 518 
July 29, 2020

Tonight, I will be taking part in a fundraiser to support youth theatre companies in my hometown like the ones that I was lucky enough to learn from and work with when I was young. The stream will go live at 8!

The World We Live In
April 1, 2020

Well friends, things have changed in the last month! I am currently in Upstate New York with my parents as we wait out the current pandemic and am definitely feeling the strain of the world. My father tested positive for COVID-19, but luckily his symptoms were relatively mild and short-lived; our quarantine ends tomorrow (though it won't change much of what we're doing to stay safe)! I have a few things going on to keep myself creative and emotionally healthy while we all power through the changes in our world.

First: I am now teaching virtual lessons in guitar and voice via Zoom, FaceTime and Google Hangout. In addition, I am offering completely Pay-What-You-Can lessons to fellow artists as well as others financially impacted by the current pandemic. If you're interested, check out my teaching page and send me an email!


Second: I'm trying to create more, whether it be original music, covers of songs, parodies, mashups, etc. Some of this content will be used to update my website offerings, but most will be posted to my instagram account @jacobtshipley (Click the button below for a direct link!)


Third: I am breathing. I'm catching up on things fallen by the wayside, I'm staying away from too much news. I am trying to support people who are being hurt and will be hurt in more significant ways than myself.

If you have resources to share, want somebody to talk to, want to collaborate on a project, please reach out. Things are changing and it will take time to adjust. Be kind to yourself and be kind to others. I am sending all of the good vibes and support I can out into the world. Take care of yourself.
Jacob

Superb… atmospheric scene… gorgeously picked… charismatic… Shipley reaches out and touches the audience.

- FV Music Blog

Young Hero is not usually a stand-out role, but he is here. True, he has some of the better Sondheim songs, and Jacob Shipley manages dewy innocence, affability and a sweet fulsome tenor; the addition of a guitar to the Rodgers & Hart styled “Love, I Hear” is an adroit touch.

-The Ithaca Times

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

- Nexus Music Blog

"As Jack, Jacob Shipley has boundless energy, fine dance skills and an impressive singing voice. He also brings abundant boyish charm to the role, and a fine sense of comedy."

-The Baltimore Sun

“Meaningful lyrics... smooth textured vocals... powerful instrumentation..."

- Karley Myall Music Journalism

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