May 27th, 2023 6pm Stage 1
Come celebrate the release of singer-songwriter Jacob Shipley’s new EP, Last Respects! With a full backing band, Jacob will be playing through the entire EP, some new tunes, and some old favorites.
Jacob’s new EP, Last Respects, rifles through the faded and faulty memories of relationships long gone, bringing anyone who’s been through a messy breakup solace in their painful anecdotes, sardonic wit, self awareness, and hope. Featuring a full band and influences from artists like Phoebe Bridgers, The Decemberists, Counting Crows, and Paramore, this EP expands beyond the solo acoustic folk of his 2016 debut with a fuller and more mature sound.
Jacob’s voice has been compared to Jeff Buckley, his wry cynicism to Phoebe Bridgers, and his poetic storytelling to Hozier. His music has been played on radio stations throughout the Northeast US and he has performed live at The Historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. In theatre, Jacob has 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.”