About John Shipe
Gushing reviews surround Shipe’s multi-genred Americana work. His last two projects — Yellow House and Villain — charted in 6 countries on 3 continents. The Beast Is Back is previewing to the same promising reception, going deep with love songs for grown-ups, triumphant anthems, slow-burn reflections, rollicking stompers, and elegies. Vividly drawn characters are treated with empathy, humor, passion, and swagger. Producer Tyler Fortier (Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin) enriches the acoustic palette, gathering Pacific Northwest all-stars’ pedal steel, piano & organ, strings, horns, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and Shipe’s fine slide guitar, honed on years of touring as an electric front man.