Actor | Singer | Musician
The Other Side Reviews "One Day in Brooklyn"
May 26, 2021
Nicole Mendes of The Other Side Reviews recently reviewed my new single, "One Day in Brooklyn," but there's one problem! I have forgotten how to read. Could you listen to my song and then read the review to tell me what it says?
New Single "One Day in Brooklyn"
April 9, 2021
Today, I release my new single "One Day in Brooklyn!" Written while I lived in Ithaca, NY and recorded while I lived in Washington Heights, NY, this single is being released after I finally moved to Brooklyn. It is about experiencing loss and pain, but continuing to march on in hopes of better days to come. Listen on your favorite service or click here!
Interview With Indie Band Guru
March 22, 2021
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Keith Profeta of Indie Band Guru (virtually of course) and have a chat about my journey as an artist as well as my most recent release "Brave New World." It was a great conversation so click that photo to go read it!
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!
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.
King of Hearts Reading
January 29, 2021
This Friday, I will be joining a reading of the short play, "King of Hearts" by Carin Jennie Estey. This play is about depression, suicide prevention, and drug abuse and is made possible by My Friend Abby. The reading is at 7pm and there will be a talkback with resources immediately following. Click the photo for your free ticket!
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!
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!
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.
Superb… atmospheric scene… gorgeously picked… charismatic… Shipley reaches out and touches the audience.
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."
"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..."