ROBERT PALOMO is an American singer-songwriter of Hispanic descent who lives in Russia, and plays and writes music for the banjo, an instrument of African origin. How weird is that?
Lookin' for FREE MP3 music? Something different? Well, I got free MP3 music... and my "banjo-centric" stuff is, well, you decide! But all my banjo-centric acoustic music – such as it is – is free to download, free to share with friends (or maybe enemies... listen first!)
MP3 downloads here are complete songs – not 30-second clips. Why? Simple: how are you gonna know if you like my music if I won't let you listen to it? So grab 'em, play 'em, send 'em to your Mom.
Most of my original acoustic music revolves around the banjo, and sometimes I "banjo-centricize" a well-known song, working in a banjo part somehow. (It works better on some songs than others, I know.) You'll hear American traditional folk and bluegrass music roots, but usually not traditional renditions.
I've been writing down original songs for more than 20 years. But I never played them for anyone except my cats. Whenever I've played in various dives... er... popular night spots... I've always stuck to cover tunes. But when you pass the half century mark, you realize Life is too short to play somebody else's music all the time. Maybe my songs are crap. But maybe not worse than a lot of other crap out there. Time to find out.
I invite you to follow me as I come out of the songwriting closet and record the music I've written over 2 decades or so. Check out what's here now, then follow along!