Growing up in the forest and spending much of the last decade touring the world, it’s no surprise that indie folk/rock musician Shane Palko has incredible artistic vision. With a guitar placed in his hands at age 6, Palko took after two of his older brothers in search of telling a story through its strings and his voice. While he was an accomplished drummer for years, both as a member of his own band and a fill-in for others, those who truly know Palko have seen that he is an expressive singer and songwriter at heart. This remarkable young artist is impossible not to root for; the songs he writes are terrific, his look is earthy and earnest, his confidence is undeniable, and the sky’s the limit!
Shane Palko has done quite a lot in his 28 years of living. He’s performed his music in over 20 countries with even more places added to the list every year, like China, Vietnam and even Russia. He even took courses at a college in South Africa for a semester while gigging and teaching guitar at a township school in Mamelodi. It is Palko’s incredible dedication and fortitude that allowed him to do and succeed what he sets out to do, even at a young age. His love for international cultures is paired with his passion for environmental issues, as he feels it is important to be “connected to a place” and cherish it. The Pennsylvania native truly experiences this on tour, when both strangers and friends open their homes for him to stay. Shane manages to hold a position as a socioenvironmental specialist at an environmental center near his home.
Time travel is more than a phenomenon for Palko, as he explains that is, it’s something we do everyday. Recurring moments in our lives move faster, while the moments that are new, or incredible move much slower. The video has a personal touch, as it features film from a tour wrapping up in Asia, as well digitized film clips that his grandfather documented over a half a century ago. With that said, check out his latest release “Don’t Fall In Love While Time Traveling”.