Shane Palko is an alternative folk musician from Pennsylvania, United States. To support his 5 studio albums, he has toured internationally in the US, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Burma, Canada, South Africa, Swaziland, Ireland, Germany, France, Austria.

Booking current tour dates:

July 11 – August 23: USA

January/February 2016: Thailand, India, Vietnam, China.

Booking:  Click here to email shane.



Released: February 15, 2014

This collection of songs digs into deeper lyrical realms and social critique. Instrumentally, it soars upwards into forty-plus part song arrangements, including harp, strings, guitars of all varieties, vocals and a menagerie of unusual instruments.

shane palko going places

“Live From The Trocadero Theatre”

Released: December 10, 2013

A live recording from a concert on Saturday, July 13 2013. It will be available for download on a donation basis from Noisetrade — proceeds will be used to support the upcoming release of Shane’s fifth studio album, “Emerging.” Songs written by Shane. Accompanying musicians include Ian Palko (djembe) and Stefan Wolfe (bass, vocals). Mastered by Patrick Mulrooney.

“Good Times”

RELEASED: dec 15, 2012

A collection of fun songs recorded by Shane and his friends over the course of one coffee-ful month, using an eight-track reel-to-reel tape machine. Many tracks feature full-band arrangement. The album was mastered by Don Grossinger.

“Songs From Pretoria”

 released: dec 31, 2011


Ten of the many songs that Shane wrote over the course of five months in Southern Africa. They tend to be introspective and reflective. Recorded at Supermagic Studios in Pennsylvania.

shane palko going places

“Going Places”

released: may 1, 2010


Acoustic songs, written by Shane between the ages of six and twenty years. Songs range from light-hearted to thought-provoking; the allure of the highway is woven throughout.

shane palko 2“Pretty Good Songs Volume VII”

released: july 11, 2009


Shane’s first official solo release. Available only by special request. There are a limited number remaining.



An official music video:

A tour summary:

A live, solo song:

A TV interview (in Vietnam):