RISE UP Weekends presents JJ Shiplett's "A Different Kind Of Light" concert at Studio Bell on January 22.
About JJ Shiplett
Calling JJ Shiplett a force of nature might be considered a hyperbole to those who haven’t heard the singer perform live, but for anyone that has, it fits the bill just right. Few musicians can capture a person’s attention by way of song as effortlessly and honestly the way Shiplett does.
Having a rare ability to connect with audiences using his affecting and vast vocal range, the singer first made his mark on the national music scene in 2017 with his CCMA-nominated debut album, Something to Believe In. The roots singer returned with a CCMA-nominated sophomore record in March 2020, Fingers Crossed, an album which further showcases his ability to captivate through contemplative songwriting.
Now, Shiplett has released a stripped-down mirror version of his sophomore album, called Crossed Fingers. This special Crossed Fingers edition, which features the bonus song, "Bluejay Highway," highlights JJ’s unique voice in a way that will leave the listener wanting more.
One part enigma, one part lover, one part creative...JJ Shiplett is many things, but as a musician, the singer is greater than the sum of these parts and always leaves a lasting impression.
This show is presented by the National Music Centre, Stampede Entertainment, and RISE UP Weekends supported by The City of Calgary and Calgary Arts Development.
***Proof of vaccination required for entry. Please read Studio Bell’s Health & Safety Rules before your visit.