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PALEFACE / Bio

Prolific, influential, cult-­hero & indie -folk icon, PALEFACE, is now an high-energy & charismatic duo featuring his girlfriend Monica "Mo" Samalot, on drum-kit & charming candied vocal harmonies. The band celebrated the release of their latest album, One Big Party (Ramseur Records), with a special guest ­performance alongside The Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall, followed by US & Europe tours, including special performances on NPR's Mountain Stage, and Daytrotter (voted top 20 of the year). PALEFACE, was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston (The Devil And Daniel Johnston) and soon discovered at an NYC open mic by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5). He's released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and has been called a major influence & inspiration by a wide range of artists including Grammy Award recipient BECK, and The Avett Brothers. He's also collaborated and appeared on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Additionally, Paleface is visual artist who's been selling hundreds of his original music inspired paintings at concerts, art shows, festivals and via his website: http://PalefaceOnline.com

"Paleface is a gem, a brilliant man...one of the greatest songwriters on Earth" The Avett Brothers

"Paleface is a great songwriter, a generous friend, and a big influence on my early stuff" BECK

"Paleface is one of the scene’s best-loved products." Time Out NY

"A rousing showman we’re lucky to get to see him play live" Creative Loafing

"Paleface is a big influence on many artists from today’s enormously popular “Indie Folk” scene. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call him the Bob Dylan of the increasingly popular styles." City Beat, Cincinnati

"indie folk-pop duo with eclectic style and grace, funky, hip, and even interactive" New Times, South FL

"Paleface, an indie-folk icon" The Flagpole, Athens GA

"Overdue for recognition" Nashville Scene

"Melodic songs with a sunny vibe while maintaining an edge." The New Yorker

"Joyous, carefree and catchy as hell” My Old Kentucky Blog

"One damn good time.” BLURT

"This band will liven up any room it's in, slinging the happiness like a drug", Roanoke Times

"bright songwriting and even more fiery performance style will set a room in motion... it’s fiercely fresh in pulse, and he and his band light up stages every night." – Orlando Weekly

“raucous, boot-stomping experience..These songs are catchy and upbeat, retaining Paleface’s lyrical openness & sly sense of irony” East Nashville Blog

General Info

Band Members
PALEFACE, Monica Samalot
Artist Name
PALEFACE
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/paleface
Active Since
12/90
Genres
Indie / Folk / Rock

Contact Info

Location
Concord, NC

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