Shelley Jacobson ("Mama Jake")

Shelley Jacobson ("Mama Jake")

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Shelley has performed with Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac's Guitartist) at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and has also opened for rock legends "Foreigner".

Biography

Shelley is an award winning (CMT/NSAI) singer/songwriter that resides in Canada, but frequently performs, co-writes and records out of Nashville. She is a staff writer with Nashville's "Hyland Hills Music".

In 2004, Shelley’s “Get Gone” charted at #3 on the European Charts. The track was included on her new CD “A Little Painted Stone,” released in June/04. A distribution deal was signed with "Indie Pool" making her product accessible with Canadian Music Retailers. Tracks can also be purchased individually from www.puretracks.com

With songs that draw comparisons to Cheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Allison Moorer, her energetic performing edge is tempered by warm vocals and emotional arrangements. Her songs reflect an innate knack of turning feelings into notes, memories into chords and dreams into rhythms.

Shelley has opened for rock legends "Foreigner" in 2003 with The Bonnaroo Band, and was also invited to open for Joe Cocker. She recently (Jun 2005) opened as a solo performer for Lee Aaron at the Thundering Womens' Festival, and facilitated songwriting and publishing ("How To Get A Staff Deal") workshops. She performs solo to audiences in Canada and at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café where she performed with Fleetwood Macs' guitarist "Bob Welch" during the Full Court Press Music showcase Aug/05.

Shelley has earned the respect of her peers in the songwriting community of Nashville where she has co-written with top name writers including: Roger Cook (Hall of Fame Writer with hits such as “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress”, “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”) Benita Hill (writer of Garth Brooks’ hits “It’s Your Song” and “Two Pina Colodas”; She also appeared as a guest on Shelley’s new CD), Joie Scott (wrote the #1 song for Collin Raye “Not That Different” and Shania Twains' new single "Shoes"), Sandy Ramos (Wrote "Loving Arms" on the Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces Cd) Steven Sheehan (staff writer at Murrah Music) Sally Barris (writer of Leann Womacks' "Some Things I Know", Martina McBrides' "Reluctant Daughter") Dwight Liles (has had over 300 cuts in country and CCM and is a Dove Award Winner) and some truly gifted Canadian writers which include Omar T. Ales and Dave Woods.

Shelley signed a staff writing deal in Aug 2005 with "Hyland Hills Music". "Full Court Press Music Group" is the parent company of "Hyland Hills Music" run by the legendary Mike Hyland. During his long career, which included 24 years in Nashville, Hyland worked for Capricorn Records, Elektra/Asylum Records, Monument Records, and Opryland USA, in addition to several public-relations firms. His recent clients included Audium Rec- ords, Madacy Entertainment, and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Among the acts he's worked with over the years are the Allman Brothers Band, the Rascals, Sonny & Cher, Cat Stevens, Traffic, Humble Pie, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams Jr., Keith Whitley, and Waylon Jennings.

Lyrics

Good At Getting Up

Written By: Shelley Jacobson

Good At Getting Up To No Good

Verse#1
I’ve always taken life
With a grain of salt
Slice of lime and tequila
I’ve always thought
That having fun
Was a better idea

P/C
I’ve never hurt nobody
Never done nobody wrong
Just having me a good time
Ya wanna come along

Chorus:
I’m good at getting up
To getting down to no good
So good at getting up
To getting down to no good
Good at getting up to no good

Verse#2
People shake their heads
When they hear me say
I like my cars as fast as my women
Then they ask
You serious
I wink and say I’m not kiddin’

P/C
But I’ll never hurt nobody
Never do nobody wrong
I just like to have a good time
Would you like to come along

Chorus:
Cause I’m good at getting up
To getting down to no good
So good at getting up
To getting down to no good
Good at getting up to no good

Bridge:
Don’t waste my time
Thinking about
What other folks are gonna think and gonna say
Cause in the end
It comes right down
To how I live and if I like it that way

Chorus/Out

C2005 Hyland Hills Music (ASCAP) , Shelley Jacobson

Invisible Gifts

Written By: Shelley Jacobson

“Invisible Gifts”

Verse#1
Fluffy flakes falling from the sky
Red, green and blue lights shining bright
Some kind of magic happens Christmas night
That fills my soul inside

Verse#2
The pitter patter of little feet
Running down the hall to sneak a peak
Eyes open wide like saucers when they see
Their gifts beneath the tree

P/C
How can I ask for something more
When I’ve been blessed with this
The love that I feel every single day
Is what you can’t find on a list

Chorus:
They’re invisible gifts
(Sometimes my life feels like a dream)
Invisible gifts
(Like I’m living some kind of fantasy)
Invisible gifts
(I thank God for the life I live and)
Invisible gifts

Verse#3
I feel your arms slip around my waist
I hear the words I love to hear you say
You’re wearing that unwrap me look on your face
That takes my breath away

P/C
How can I ask for something more
When I’ve been blessed with this
The love that I feel every single day
Is what you can’t find on a list

Chorus:
They’re invisible gifts
(Sometimes my life feels like a dream)
Invisible gifts
(Like I’m living some kind of fantasy)
Invisible gifts
(I thank God for the life I live and)
Invisible gifts

Bridge:
The things that I love the most in my life
Are those I love you looks and kiss me Daddy goodnights
And that’s something that you just can’t buy
I thank God all of the time for

Chorus/out

C2005 “Hyland Hills Music”, Shelley Jacobson

Some Strings Attached

Written By: Shelley Jacobson


Some Strings Attached

Verse#1
I’ve played a million Honky Tonks
Been two stepped half to death
I’m sick of folks that reek like hell
Of scotch and cigarettes
I know that I’m not perfect
I’m scratched and scarred with tears
I’d just like to hang
With someone real sincere

Chorus (1/2 chorus)
If you wanna make me sing
Wanna take me in your hands
Then I need to know that you know there are
Some strings attached

Verse#2
I’m not the type that likes to rush
I like to play real slow
Don’t wanna feel strapped in
With someone I don’t know
Not out for good times
Don’t slide your hand round here
Honey listen up
I’ll play it loud and clear

Chorus
If you wanna make me sing
Wanna take me in your hands
Then I need to know that you know there are
Some strings attached
Babe my name is Taylor
There ain’t no experience required
Just take me outta my case
And play me with desire
If you wanna make me sing
Wanna take me in your hands
Then I need to know that you know there are
Some strings attached

Instrumental/Chorus/out

2005 Shelley Jacobson

He Needs Proof

Written By: Shelley Jacobson

He Needs Proof

Verse #1
It’s hard to stand by a friend
And watch him fall to his knees
When the one that he loved
Leaves with no apology
Word around this town
Was she found another guy
He didn’t know how to take it
He swore the rumors were lies

Chorus:
He needs proof
Even though it’s hard to swallow
Even though it won’t change
The hurt and the pain of feeling hollow
That haunts him every day
There’s only one thing that gets him through
He needs proof

Verse#2
He was on a fast track to hell
Confiding in old Johnny Walker
The last day I saw my friend
Man I was shocked
He could barely speak
But he could knock those shots back down
I tried to get him to stop
Cause I knew he would drown

Chorus:
He needs proof
Even though it’s hard to swallow
Even though it won’t change
The hurt and the pain of feeling hollow
That haunts him every day
There’s only thing that gets him through
He needs proof

Bridge:
Finally the lights went out
The proof was too hard to take
The quote on his stone
Won’t leave me alone
It’s engraved in bold real deep
“This one’s on me”

Chorus/Out

2005 Hyland Hills Music (ASCAP), Shelley Jacobson

I Miss Being Missed By You

Written By: Shelley Jacobson

I Miss Being Missed By You

Verse#1
You used to stand at the window
Not so long ago
Waiving in your jammies on your tippie toes
You’d be blowing me kisses
Through big wet tears
Saying Mommy please don’t go to work
Just stay here

P/C #1
Time sped by and you grew up
Into someone I don’t know
You loved to be right by my side
Now you’d rather be alone

Chorus:
I miss being missed by you
Your hugs and your I love you’s
Are memories that faded too soon
You used to look up to me
Now I’m your worst enemy
You think that I don’t have a clue
You’d jump up into my arms when I came home
Where did that girl go
I miss being missed by you

Verse#2
I wish that you could explain
Why you’ve been replaced
By a stranger that keeps changing every single day
I know you’re in there somewhere
Somewhere deep inside
Is that little girl that loved me
And held on real tight

P/C #2
You never wanted me to leave
You’d wrap your arms around my waist
Lately all you want from me
Is for me to go away

Chorus:
And I miss being missed by you
Your hugs and your I love you’s
Are memories that faded too soon
You used to look up to me
Now I’m your worst enemy
You think that I don’t have a clue
You’d jump up into my arms when I came home
Where did that girl go
I miss being missed by you

Bridge:
I know you’re getting older
You’ll be on your own some day
I hope with all my soul you’ll think of what we had & say

I miss being missed by you
Your hugs and your I love you’s
Are memories that faded too soon

©2005 Shelley Jacobson

Discography

"A Little Painted Stone"

Set List

Performs original material only.
Able to perform 2- 45 minute sets.

Accepts bookings for songwriting and publishing workshops for festivals.