Eugene Weekly, says:
"Yellow House perhaps his greatest recording ever. Why Shipe hasn’t received more mainstream attention I don’t know, but this album should put to rest any doubts about his talents...
...Shipe has made a career of creating music that straddles the line between rock and pop...continues to show his strength as a fiercely independent songwriter...
...includes touches of country, baroque-sounding glockenspiel, backwoods-y soul, horns and wry observations..."
Performing Songwriter Magazine says: "Remarkable vocalist and songsmith…breaks away from the mold..."
“John Shipe threatened to kill me once in one of his songs. But his vocal production and melodies were so bad-ass I didn’t even bother getting a restraining order. HE IS THAT GOOD!”
Shane Michael Cook, KLRR 101.7, Bend, Or
Produced by Ehren Ebbage, it's mostly acoustic instruments, fleshed out by the rhythm sections and instrumentalists from his past electric line-ups.
Shipe has an original 200-plus song repertoire, 15 years of touring, radio airplay, and nine recording projects. 27 Shipe tunes have played on 100 independent and commercial radio stations, without the support of a major record label.
Shipe has shared the bill with Bob Dylan, Blind Melon, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Cake, Tower of Power, Jerry Joseph, Jimmy Cliff, Derek Trucks, Los Lobos, and quite a few others.
The Shipe body of work—recorded with various lineups—has been described as cinematic, aggressively embracing any sound and any genre. The synthesis of seasoned songwriting and sonic intrigue works on both the brain and the heart.