Shane Palko is an independent alternative folk musician and environmentalist from Pennsylvania, USA. He has officially performed his original music across 5 continents in over 20 countries including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States, Vietnam.
He is represented by the following:
– Busoga Kingdom, Uganda, Herbert Tigateege
– Australia, Impact Events
– China, TCG Nordica
He has released seven studio albums to date. His music videos are filmed with local partners from various countries in his tour circuits. He has recorded and mixed his albums with the likes of Pat Mulrooney, Jon Elfers, and Don Grossinger, who has worked with Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Flaming Lips, Rage Against The Machine, etc.
Shane has been invited to preform his original music as a cultural representative to China. He has been asked to partner with Busoga Kingdom on social projects centered around developing musicians. The arts are an excellent median for international cultural and environmental projects.
Currently, Palko is the Socioenvironmental Specialist for NorthBay Education. He recently spent nearly three months touring across Africa, Asia and Australia to perform his original music, at the same time working with film and writing to examine and document the importance of place and the functions of music. Shane is preparing to release his eighth studio album, “Madison Drive.” This album release will be celebrated at the Hideaway Folk Festival in Rising Sun, Maryland on August 26. He will then perform at a handful of festivals in East Africa including Nyege Nyege (sept 2) and Nzirango (Sept 23) in Uganda.
In October, Shane will record his 9th studio album, “Pick Me Up” in Pennsylvania. For the release of this album, he is planing a tour of Central and South America for Winter 2017/2018 that will not only showcase his original music, but will also give a spotlight to environmental and social topics with a global focus. In the current political times, music is one way of showing love across all the beautiful boroughs of this global neighborhood.
Pictured above, Shane and his brother Ian performing live at the Ekibigiya celebration at Bugembe Stadium in Uganda on December 31, 2016. Shane was formally invited to perform for King of Busoga, William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV. To see a more complete list of performances, reaching back as far as 2011, refer to “show history.” Thanks for visiting.