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Robert Palomo Banjo-Centric Singer-Songwriter

Robert Palomo is an "American of Hispanic descent, living in Russia, and playing and writing music for the banjo, which originated in Africa". In other words, NOT your typical Americana, folk and bluegrass type musician.

Robert has been "stuck in Russia’s northern latitudes" for almost 20 years now... and he's doing just fine, thanks! So how did a child of Cold War America end up in Russia?

"The answer to that needs a book, not a bio," he says. "It's a real-life soap-opera about meeting an exotic lady from St.Petersburg, falling in love, and flitting away to far-off lands. I suppose one of these days I really should write down the saga."

He hasn’t gotten around to the book yet, but he IS still playing his banjo, and recording traditional and original Americana, Folk and Bluegrass music, harvested from the snowy fields of northwest Russia. He donates money earned from the sale of his singles on CD Baby to Doctors Without Borders (Medcins sans Frontiers).

There's no Cold War - only cold vodka and hot banjo music when Robert comes to play at your favorite hangout.