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Getting Older
May 2, 2024

Are you worried about wrinkles? Gray hairs? Me, too. I wrote a song about it and it's out now. It's called "Older" and I think you'll like it so you should listen to it :)
Apple Music and Spotify links here

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I Wrote a Lot of Sad Songs
April 5, 2024

Well folks, the last few months has been a personal life whirlwind and I have been writing like a MADMAN. So I thought it was time to share some of these new tunes (and some soon to be released) with the help of my band.

Rockwood Music Hall: April 5 @ 7pm. FREE 21+ Come out :) Reminder here

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The Legendary Caffe Lena
March 18, 2024

You've heard of Bob Dylan, right? Me, too. And where did he get his start? Caffe Lena in Saratoga, NY. 
You've heard of Jacob Shipley, right? That's me. Guess where I'm playing next? Caffe Lena in Saratoga, NY. March 27. Be there. Tickets here.

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Getting Older Tour
Nov 2, 2023

If you know me, you probably know 2 things about me:

 

  1. I’m not a fan of my birthday/presents

  2. I work all the time

 

Welp. I’ll either love it or regret it. 

 

The "Getting Older Tour" coming to some places in New York this fall!

 

Three Stops:

11.11 @ Eastwind Hotel in Windham, NY 7-9

11.14 @ SongCity in Troy, NY

with Erin Harkes, Pinknois, and Josh Colletto 

Tickets on sale now

11.16 @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1

Just me and a lot of unrecorded tunes. Maybe the people who come get to pick my next release…?

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Now accepting Voice Students!
Aug 31, 2023

For the last couple years I have been expanding my study of voice beyond my undergraduate degree in preparation to offer Voice Lessons to new students! This has been a big journey for me and I'm so excited to be starting this next phase of my studio. You can check out more info and rates here or reach out to me directly.

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Last Respects EP Out Now!
May 26, 2023

It's finally out! After over a year of development, writing, recording, producing, etc. and then the last few months of releases, my new EP Last Respects is officially out! 5 songs chronicling love, loss, self reflection, ripped pants, Miyazaki movies, European countries that have very little to do with anything else, you get the point. I'd love for you to listen on Spotify, Apple Music, wherever else!

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I wrote Spirited Away...?
May 3, 2023

I did, but not the movie, silly! The fourth single off my new EP, Spirited Away, comes out today. Named after the classic Studio Ghibli film, this song is about all those little things that we lose when no longer talking to the ones we love. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Music, wherever!

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Why do my pants keep ripping?
April 13, 2023

I have a problem. Literally every pair of jeans I has rips within a year of buying it. Am I clumsy, yes? Do I wear them almost every day? Yes. Do I accept these as the reason? No. Instead, I wrote a song about it :)

Third single off my new EP, Pockets is out now and you can listen right here!

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My Own Civil War
Mar 24, 2023

It's part 2! My second single of the year, Civil War, is out now! Back to the sad songs just for a little bit so get out your tissues and get ready to let your heart out. Vibe out to my sorrow right here.

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All night just waiting..
Mar 2, 2023

Well it's been almost a year and I know you've been waiting... So no more! My new single "Waiting" is out now! This is the first song off of my upcoming EP and it's a bop and a half if I do say so myself. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Hootenanny at the Hall
Jan 12, 2023

Happy New Year! Kicking off 2023 right, (in March), I'm excited to be opening up for the second annual Hootenanny at the Cohoes Music Hall this March 25! The show was a blast last year and I'm so grateful to have been invited this time around. Get your tickets here now before they sell out.

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Somewhere in... Jersey...?
Dec 19, 2022

Back in August, I took a train from my home of Brooklyn to a mystical place called... NEW JERSEY (duh duh DUUUH)! There, a wonderful backyard was set up and the people running it hosted me for an afternoon of chatting about and playing music. If you would like to watch this magical occurrence, here you go!

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Final Show of 2022!
Dec 5, 2022

NYC! I have one final show to play this year and it is in ONE WEEK. On December 12, I'll be taking to the Kraine Theatre with 5 other fantastic songwriters to share some songs and jam out. Come celebrate and listen to some beautiful music. Tickets HERE

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I produced someone else's EP!
June 20, 2022

On July 17, 2022, my first production credit for somebody besides myself becomes real! A few months ago, singer/songwriter Chessa Metz reached out to me about producing a couple of her songs and we worked hard to put them together just for you. If you want a sneak preview of the tunes, check them out here!

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Storytellers in the Round -
Syracuse, NY
June 12, 2022

Friends in Syracuse, on June 12, I'll be driving out to go play a Songwriter's Round at Funk N' Waffles through KMase Productions! It should be a blast hearing from these other artists and I'll be playing some new bops and old favorites. Get your tickets now HERE.

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Concert @ Troy Music Hall
March 29, 2022

On Tuesday April 12, 2022 from 12pm-1pm, I will be headlining a show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. Having grown up just outside of Troy, I know how incredible the Music Hall's acoustics are and which legendary performers have played there in years past. This concert is part of the Music Hall's "Music @ Noon" series which is completely free to attend so I would really love to see any of you upstaters there! There will also be a Youtube livestream for anybody who can't quite make it.

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Prodigals Workshop
January 7, 2021

This month I am down in West Palm Beach, Florida workshopping a brand new folk musical called "Prodigals." We have three showings the weekend of January 14. The music is gorgeous and the cast is wonderful! Click here for tickets.

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I'm going on tour!
June 22, 2021

This July from the 3-24th I’ll be hopping in my Mini and going on a bit of a working vacation through Upstate NY, RI, CT, and VT! This is my first time ever actively trying to book myself music gigs and I’m so excited to be revisiting some old places with some great friends as well as quite a few new spots. I would absolutely love to see some familiar faces so if I’ll be near you, please stop by and say hi! Check out dates in my shows page.

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Playing on My Local PBS Station!
February 11, 2021

Last night, I was featured on my hometown PBS station, WMHT where I premiered two new songs! Go to the media page or click the logo to the left to go watch the clips!

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Breedlove Artist
February 1, 2021

So anybody who knows me as a guitarist knows that I absolutely love my Breedlove acoustic guitar. Her name is Callin and she’s been with me for over half of my life now. She’s the best. 
Which is why I am truly unbelievably excited to announce that I am now an *Official Breedlove Artist*! Click the photo for a link to my artist profile on their website.

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

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