November 16th, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Jacob Shipley broke his femur and subsequently spent six weeks in a full body cast when he was five. He’s still not over it. Instead of doing the emotionally healthy thing of moving on, he channels his feelings into characteristically nostalgic and witty Folk-Rock songs. With a voice that is raw, powerful, and emotive, Jacob takes us on a self reflective journey through heartaches, anxieties, and, ultimately, to hope. Using his concerts as group therapy sessions, he shares stories from his own emotionally complicated life with a humor and a welcoming smile that only hindsight can bring. Jacob gives his audiences the space to commiserate and laugh about the rage, sorrow, and embarrassments they’ve experienced.
Jacob’s music has been played on radio throughout the Northeast US and he has performed live at historic venues such as The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. In theatre, Jacob 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.”